DHV:
617
Tourin ID:
MILB 1

1570 C

Bass

Joannes Marcus

Grappello

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Ferrara

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

I, Milan

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Conservatorio di musica G. Verdi

Head:

Catalog Number:

188

Label Text:

Joannes marcus

Measurements:

Body Length:

65

String Length:

Rib Depth:

7.9

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

29.5

21.3

36.9

Previous Owner:

Lochis Piatti

Information Source:

Bonizzoni et al. 2014; Guarinoni 1908, pp. 86-87

Literature:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Bonizzoni et al. 2014; Lorigan 2013, p. 13; Guarinoni 1908, pp. 86-87; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:178

Bonizzoni et al. 2014 (F+B [fragments], pegbox back, neck back, pegs [color]); Guarinoni 1908, pl. 22 (front)

Harwood/Meucci 1999, added footnote on p. 157: only fragments of the instrument survived the bombardment of July 1943, but this includes the label. Bonizzoni et al. 2014: scientific analysis of varnish, glue, purfling, and paint help to identify original materials and structural modifications. Painted decorations on pegs and back of pegbox; geometric inlay at top and bottom of back. Conference paper by several co-authors (Oxford, July 2013, reported in Lorigan 2013) summarizes conclusions: table not original, nor is varnish; had been converted for use as a cello, but most of structure was original prior to 1943.