This instrument has a soundboard of spruce; ribs, back, neck and scroll of maple; fingerboard, tailpiece, tail-gut protector, pegs and endbutton of ebony. The instrument has an orange varnish with dyed pear/poplar/dyed pear purfling. The soundboard is medium grained. The two piece back has figure rising from the edges to the centre. There is a plugged hole on the back at the top, offset from the centre line. Unvarnished neck, 132mm long. Neck and head of one piece. Fingerboard 249mm long, 21.4mm wide at nut, 41.0mm wide at bottom. Soundboard arch 16mm; Back arch 12mm.
Specific usage history: brought to Britain for the International Congress on Acoustics, 1974; musical and scientific research programme at the Royal College of Music, London, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, 1976-79; University College, Cardiff, 1980-86; Faculty of Music, University of Edinburgh, 1987- .