Speaking of the Söderman guitar lute, here is some info and a picture of the guitar builder. Gottfrid was a pastor in the Elim parish and was world famous in Västernorrland for his well-sounding instruments. Excerpt from a discussion on AntikPrat:
“By chance I ended up on the page Antikprat! My name is Kjell Söderman and Gottfrid Söderman was my grandfather! Västerhus is located outside Örnsköldsvik and my grandfather was an instrument maker and manufactured and repaired strict instruments! He also made some furniture with marquetry in different patterns! Moved from Västerhus to Docksta where he died at the age of 95. My father is Tennsmeden Assar Söderman who is 89 years old and lives in Måviken Höga Kusten myself, I am 67 years old and live in Gothenburg! Sending a photo of my grandfather! I do not think he lived in Västerhus after 1935. Gottfrid Söderman was born in 1885 and died in 1980. "
Fun to read. I have taken over my mother's inclination and thought it was very interesting to read about your grandfather.
Now it was not my grandfather it was about, however, the comment on AntikPrat was written by the right person! Did not appear so well from the text…
Exciting reading! My grandfather was also a pastor in Ångermanland for a time and he built a summer cottage in Veåsand below Skuleberget. I spent the summers of my childhood there, and remember how we once visited Gottfrid's home. As I recall, lots of guitars and mandolins hung on the walls, and I even think he had a self-built organ in one of the rooms. Also: In the sound hole on the guitar that I learned to play a long time ago, you could read in neat pencil: "Renovated by Gottfrid Söderman". GG pre GammelGura…
I miss you Grandpa Kjell. I wish you had never died, Grandpa. I love you very very much.
Goodbye Grandpa Kjell. Greetings your child child Linnea 10 years.
Sorry for the grief, but thanks for the comment.
Bought a Cello, stradivarius copy on model from 1705.
It says that it has been adjusted by Gottfrid Söderman, Västerhus. In 1932.
Hi everyone, I have a violin rebuilt by Gottfrid Söderman in 1946, what can it be worth? Owned by my father for many centuries.
I'm not the right man to answer that question. A rebuilt violin can be just about anything in addition 🙂
Hey! Gottfrid Söderman was my great-grandfather and we were in the house in Docksta by Skuleberget in the summers when grandma came up from Sala to help. Hedda really liked flowers and we picked lilies of the valley there. I remember that Gottfrid also made mora clocks and bowls from twigs. He showed me his instrument shop once and there hung guitars and mandolins etc. it was great fun to see. We have one of his guitars. Gottfrid is the son of Johan Salomonsson Klemets from Klemetsgårdarna in Maxmo Finland and Anna Eriksdotter Kull from Hovsjö in Falun
Correction: Anna was also born in Kerklax. She died in Hovsjö, Falun
Thanks for the info, always nice to know more. If there are any pictures to offer, I will be happy to post them here 🙂