DHV:
619
Tourin ID:
MODENA 2

Violone

# of Strings:

3

Place Made:

I,

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

I, Modena

Sound Holes:

3

Collection:

Museo Civico

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

SM 86-1981 (formerly 341-1933)

Label Text:

... / D. Giacomo Gherardi / adi 24 Giugno l’Anno 1677’

Measurements:

String Length:

91

Total Length:

148.5

Body Length:

87

Upper Width:

33.1

Rib Depth:

17.7

Middle Width:

27.6

Bottom Width:

43.3

Previous Owner:

Luigi Francesco Valdrighi, -1892; Casa Hercolani

Information Source:

Cervelli 1982, p. 238

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Comments:

Cervelli 1982, p. 238; Cervelli 1963, p. 27; Bessaraboff 1941, p. 437 n. 80

Cervelli 1982, p. 239 (front 7/8, side) and Tavola 5 (front [color]); Cervelli 1963, Tavola XL/4

Repair label: “Rivisto e restaurato da Ferdinando / Rossi in Modena nel 1878”. Cervelli 1963 considers the 1677 label of G. Gherardi also as a repair label; and says the instrument was perhaps originally built as a 6-string viola da gamba. (Also says it belonged for a time to the Lazzari di Carpi family: before Valdrighi?) Lütgendorff mentions Gherardi only in connection with this instrument.