# of Strings:
SAM 90 (previously 8485 / C.95)
“In Padua Vendelinus Tieffenbruker” [printed]; “Vendelinus Tieffenbruker / in Padua” [handwritten, on back of peg-disk]
Museum to TGM, 8/96
David 1999, pp. 57-59; Moens 1989, pp. 43-44; Moens 1987a, pp. 4-6
Pio 2011, p. 87 (F+B [color]); David 1999, p. 58 (FB+S); Otterstedt 1994, p. 145 (treble shoulder in UV light); Moens 1989, pp. 42-43 (front 3.4, B+S); Moens 1987, p. 351 (3/4); Bletschacher 1978, p. 132; [by TGM, on display: front (color)]
Currently a lira da gamba. Dimples in upper upper and lower bouts, pointed corners, square shoulders (outline not unlike NURN 4 = Vogel violone, 1563). 14 pegs in a pegdisk; 13 strings, 9 on fingerboard; tailgut. Moens 1989 and 1987a (also summarized in David 1999): table arching almost flat, back highly arched; only former has remains of old varnish, along with altered purfling and new (Allgäu-style) F-holes; both show signs of altered outline, which could also explain new wood for both rib shoulders; probably recut from 2 different cellos, with more modern fittings; open woodworm holes in neck and pegbox; handwriting of label not 16th-C.