Labeled, "Hilaire Darche, Luthier du Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, L'An 1913." Inscribed to the label, "Exposition de Gand."
Branded to the inside top, "H. Darche à Bruxelles." Branded to the floor of the pegbox, "P".
The original neck detached. Sold with complete fittings.
Back: in one piece of quarter-cut maple with irregular flame descending from the bass to the treble sides.
Top: in two pieces of spruce of narrow-width grain expanding towards the edges.
Scroll: of similar wood to the back.
Ribs: of similar wood to the back.
Varnish: of an orange reddish brown colour.
Length of back: 74.7 cm
Upper bouts: 33.7 cm
Middle bouts: 23.2 cm
Lower bouts: 43.5 cm
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