1699, possibly Rome, signed Mario Serafini

Keyboard GG-c3 (GG, AA, HH, C-c3)


According to Prof. Dr. R. Ewerhart, the instrument was built in Rome in 1699 by Mario Serafini  as a false-inner-outer. According to him, the instrument is signed inside under the soundboard. The current tuning pins seem to be old and are not drilled. A number sequence 169[1?] is visible on the keyboard frame in the centre of the keyboard rest pad. The key c3 is signed with the number 1699 in ink.

The keyboard (GG-c3 [GG, AA, HH, C-c3]) has a 3-octave span of 48.0 cm. The instrument has two rows of new jacks equipped with Delrin.

The c2-scale is 357 mm, the f2-scale is 270 mm.

Dimensions of the instrument:
Length: 2175 mm
Width: 817 mm
Total height: 1034 mm
Body height: 241mm
The instrument was restored around 1981 and is in playable condition.