DHV:
402
Tourin ID:
JONES 2

15.. ?

Bass

Joannes Marcus

Grappello

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Ferrara

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

CH, Basel

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Joannes Marcus [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

63.5

Total Length:

Body Length:

60.5

Upper Width:

29

Rib Depth:

9.3

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

36

Previous Owner:

Sterling Jones, 1965-2007

Information Source:

R. Cook to TGM, 12/09, 4/11, 2/13

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Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from R. Cook: F+B, front 3/4, B+S, treble soundhole, label (color)]; [by PT: FB+S (color)]

Soundholes are backwards Cs, very close together. Geometric ornamentation at top and bottom of back, which is arched and not folded. Neck, pegbox, scroll, and fingerboard by H. Munzberg, c. 1977, reversing a cello conversion; based on a sister instrument in Bologna. Found by S. Jones in an antique store in New York City. TGM: decoration at top and bottom of back very similar (but not identical) to BOLOG 1, labeled “Antonius Bononiensis.”