DHV:
791
Tourin ID:
SHRIN 7

1600 C

Bass

Gasparo da Salo

Bertolotti

# of Strings:

(4)

Place Made:

I, Brescia

Body Shape:

Guitar?

Current Location:

USA, Vermillion, SD

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

National Music Museum

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

3378

Label Text:

Gasparo da Salo, In Brescia [printed]

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

77.6

Upper Width:

34.7

Rib Depth:

10.2

Middle Width:

25.7

Bottom Width:

44.6

Previous Owner:

Laurence Witten, Southport, CT, -1984; J & A Beare, Ltd., London, -1963; purchased by C. Beare’s father at a Puttick & Simpson auction.

Information Source:

TGM visit 6/95

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

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.