# of Strings:
USA, Washington, DC
Thomas Edlinger Lauten= und / Geigenmacher in Augspurg / 1672 [printed except 72]
Roger & Sue Ellen Johnson, Lock Haven, Pa., -2000; [by bequest from] Karl (and Editha) Neumann, [Ohio, Pittsburgh, and] Hattiesburg, Miss.; before that, “Unknown; found after World War II in Berlin, Germany.”
TGM visit 11/01; Neumann to PT 3/77; JVdGSA 3 (1966): 71-72
JVdGSA 3 (1966): 71-72
Olson 1998, p. 32 (front 3/4, partly cut off); JVdGSA 3 (1966): 72 (F+B, both 7/8); [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S (color)]
Black-and-white striped edges on 2-piece table, fingerboard and tailpiece; rosette; C-hole eyes are not connected. Per Monical (letter to Smithsonian, 12/00), 1-piece back is slab-cut poplar, but above fold is 2 pieces of mahogany, probably new; ribs are slab-cut maple. No purfling front or back. Neck is narrow, especially for 7 strings; pegbox back is open-carved, sides also carved. Monical thinks they are early 18th C, and back also. Currently has false nut at position of first fret, to shorten string length, then 7 frets above that. Top block has been tampered with; several large crossbars on back, though soundpost plate is relatively small. Repair label: “Repariert / Erich von Lülsdorff / Berlin-Charlottenburg 9 / Lyckallee 35 / anno 1961”. Monical’s dimensions: 67.8, 31.1/22.8/39.35, 11.8, 68.3; Tourin’s dimensions, converted from inches (in letter 3/77, not JVdGSA 1966): 66.0, 31.1/22.9/39.1, 12.7, 67.9.