National Music Museum, USA

  The University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069

Website link Online list of Instruments

National Music Museum

Located on the campus of the University of South Dakota.

Instruments on display include:

  • The King Violoncello by Andrea Amati, after 1538
  • The Harrison Violin by Antonio Stradivari, 1693
  • King Charles IV Violin Bow attributed to Stradivari Workshop, 1700
  • Violin by Matthäs Ignatz Brandstätter, Vienna, 1824
  • Three Bows by Tourte l’aîné and François Xavier Tourte (Tourte le jeune)
  • Violin by Chanot & Lété Workshop, Paris, ca. 1819
  • Violin by Chanot & Lété Workshop , Paris, 1819
  • Violoncello by Chanot & Lété Workshop, Paris, 1819-1820
  • Three Bows by Knopf, Gaulard, and Voirin
  • Violin by Johann Georg Stauffer, Vienna, December 1826
  • Violin by Johann Gottlob Ficker, Neukirchen, Saxony, 1810
  • Violin by Chanot & Lété Workshop, Paris, ca. 1819
  • Violin by Matthaeus Ignatius Brandstaetter, Vienna, 1824
  • Ornately Decorated Violin Attributed to Honoré Derazey, ca. 1850-1870
  • Stelzner System Viola Made in Richard Weichold/August Paulus workshop, Dresden, April 1893
  • Lyre-guitar by Francois Roudhloff, Paris, ca. 1810
  • Violin zither (bowed zither) by Franz Schwarzer workshop, Washington, 1909
  • Pochette (Dancing Master’s Fiddle) attributed to Bohemia, ca. 1600-1650
  • Violin, Bohemia, ca. 1800
  • Violin by Mathias Ptak, Tabor, South Dakota, ca. 1880-1920
  • Pochette (Dancing Master’s Fiddle), France, ca. 1650-1675
  • Pochette (Ivory and Tortoise-shell), France, ca. 1650-1675
  • Pochette, possibly by Jacque Regnau[l]t, Paris, ca. 1650-1675
  • Pochette labelled Joachim Tielke, Hamburg, 1671
  • Pochette by Mathias Wörle, Augsburg, 1691
  • Kit bow attributed to John Dodd, London, ca. 1790-1800
  • Kit bow by James Dodd, London, ca. 1800-1815
  • Tenor Viola by Jacob Stainer, Absam bei Innsbruck, ca. 1650
  • Violin by Jacob Stainer, Absam bei Innsbruck, 1668
  • Tenor Viola da Gamba by Gregor Karpp, Königsberg, East Prussia, 1693
  • Guitar by Alexander Voboam, Paris, 1670
  • English Guitar by Preston, after 1734
  • The Harrison Violin by Antonio Stradivari, 1693
  • King Charles IV Violin Bow attributed to Stradivari workshop, 1700
  • The Rawlins Guitar by Stradivari, 1700
  • The Cutler-Challen Choral Mandolino by Stradivari, 1680
  • Bass Viola da Gamba by Antonio Stradivari Workshop, ca. 1730 (cello conversion, ca. 1835-1850)
  • Lute attributed to Tieffenbrucker Family, Padua, ca. 1600
  • Lute Modified by Thomas Edlinger, Prague, 1728
  • Guitar attributed to Matteo Sellas, Venice, ca. 1640
  • Guitar by Domenico Sellas, Venice, ca. 1670
  • Cittern, attributed to Urbino, ca. 1550
  • Sixteenth-Century Lira da Braccio
  • The King Violoncello by Andrea Amati, Cremona, after 1538
  • Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca. 1560
  • Viola by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca. 1560
  • Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1574
  • Violin, The King Henry IV, by Antonio and Hieronymus Amati, Cremona, ca. 1595
  • Violino Piccolo by Girolamo Amati, Cremona, 1613
  • Tenor Viola by Andrea Guarneri, 1664
  • Viola by Gasparo Bertolotti da Salo, Brescia, before 1609
  • Viola by Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza, Milan, 1793
  • Violoncello Piccolo by Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1793
  • Bass Viola da Gamba by Guidantus, 1728
  • Violoncello, The King, by Andrea Amati, Cremona,after 1538
  • Violin by Jacob Stainer, Absam bei Innsbruck, 1668
  • Violin, The Harrison, by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1693
  • Bass Viola da Gamba, Antonio Stradivari Workshop, Cremona, ca. 1730
  • Violin by Girolamo Amati, 1604
  • Two 19th-century Mute Violins
  • Strohviol, Germany, early 20th century
  • Ergonomic Viola by David Rivinus, Parrett Mountain, Oregon, 2005

Updated July 2014

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