DHV:
666
Tourin ID:
NURN 06

1630 C

Tenor

Ernst

Busch

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Nuremberg

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

D, Nuremberg

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

MI 9

Label Text:

Ernst Busch / in Nürnberg [printed]

Measurements:

Body Length:

48.3

String Length:

49

Rib Depth:

8.9

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

24.9

17.1

28.3

Previous Owner:

Acquired 1859, probably from a Nuremberg church

Information Source:

Martius 1999, p. 43; Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 166, 180; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

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Comments:

Klein 2003, p. 295; Martius 1999, p. 43; Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 166, 180; Huber 1989, p. 77; van der Meer 3/1982, p. 21

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side [color]; Martius & Schulze 1991, p. 147 (front [color]); Moens 1987, p. 371 (front, body only)

Martius 1999 and Martius & Schulze 1991 dimensions: 83.0, 48.3, 24.9/17.1/28.3, 8.9, 49.0 Tourin: Double purfling on front, single on back. Martius: table has geometric ornaments in corners and dimples; back likewise plus one in center. Neck of plumwood; has been shortened at the 2nd fret. Moens 1987: neck, pegbox, fingerboard and tailpiece not original. Klein 2003: dendrochronology gives dates of 1611/1636 for youngest growth rings on table.