Gustaw Häussler

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Gustaw Häussler

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Gustaw Adolf Paweł Häussler (Haussler)

Date: 1925

Town: Kraków

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage's Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-69, identification no. MKiS XVc-69

Provenance: bought 1969 from Bohdan Giergiel from Bydgoszcz

Description: modeled on Guarneri del Gesù model; two-piece spruce belly, one-piece back from flame maple; varnish in dark red-brown shades

Inscriptions: handwritten label reading Gustaw Häussler w Krakowie / zrobił te skrzypce w r. 1925 [This violin was made by Gustaw Häussler in Kraków in 1925]

Measurements: body length 356 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 113 mm, lower bout 204 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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