Gasparo da Salo
# of Strings:
USA, Vermillion, SD
National Music Museum
Gasparo da Salo, In Brescia [printed]
Laurence Witten, Southport, CT, -1984; J & A Beare, Ltd., London, -1963; purchased by C. Beare’s father at a Puttick & Simpson auction.
TGM visit 6/95
Banks 1984, p. 16
Banks 1984, pp. 17-9 (F+B, side 3/4); Witten 1975, p. 18
Converted to a cello (in 19th C.?) with additional wood to make pointed corners, etc.; original cornerless body shape still visible, also 6 plugged peg holes. Table of Haselfichte; arched back; overhanging ribs. Date “before 1609” (Banks 1984). Banks dimensions: 79.2, 33/-/39, 11, -. Tourin: original signature and head.