martin kaiser

The 1609 Martin Kaiser Theorbo E.24 at the Musée de la Musique, Paris.
Although altered later, many of the original features remained. The bridge was not original, and the black line around the soundboard showed signs of being linen gilded in silver. The neck was made in lime (Tilia) veneered in ebony. The caping strip does not seem to be original. The open cracks offered a perfect way to inspect the inside and take measurements of the soundboard and bars.