Baroque baryton with six bowed strings. The neck is broad, with two spines and heels, linked by a solid and recessed portion, at body end. The open section of the neck is covered and strengthened by a flat board which also projects over the front. The bowed strings’ fingerboard is fixed on top of this with a recess underneath so that the gut frets can be tied. One-piece neck and pegbox in maple with figure of faint curl. Pegbox has simple hook finial. The nine original plucked and sympathetic strings are attached to wooden hitchpins on the front surface of the neck and then pass to the underside of the neck and a wooden nut. The four added sympathetic strings do the reverse; they are attached on the back surface of the neck to four bone hitchpins and come over to the front.
Royal College of Music Museum
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- Measurements:Length: 1261mm. Width: 385mm.
- View the original record:http://museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk/collection/Details/collect/1275