PARDESSUS DE VIOLA DA GAMBA
A five string pardessus de viole da gamba, unlabelled, Germany, circa 1930.
Two piece table of fine grain spruce opening towards the flanks, C-soundholes, double purfling in ebony and maple.
Two piece flat back of fine curl maple, sharply angled break, double purfling in ebony and maple, decorative geometrical design, mother of pearl inlay.
Maple ribs with double purfling.
Neck and carved pegbox in maple terminating by a carved open scroll, five pegs in rosewood.
Fingerboard and tailpiece in ebony.
Varnish of a orange yellow colour.
Total length: 611 mm
Length of the back: 354 mm