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Renaissance lute of 11 courses XIX century

  These instruments were very popular from 1800, until the beginning of  1900. The brand cannot be known exactly, since the instrument does not have a label or brand.

  It has a spruce top, the body and sides are  maple and all woods are solid. 

  Have  65 cm scale for the first 9 orders and strings and 68 cm for the 4 lowest strings.

It has a new set of strings, from the Aquila brand, "new nylgut" model, specific for this instrument.

  The fingerboard is made of rosewood and the construction of the neck, or neck, is made entirely of one piece of maple. Usually these very old lutes have gut frets, not metallic, but the instruments evolve and are modified seeking to improve them.

  Its structure and fretwork are original. The fingerboard allows you to sound the notes when there are no more frets, pressing directly on the wood, as if it had 15 frets.

  It was built in Germany before 1900, in a traditional way. And it is a very high quality instrument built with very select materials and with a high degree of detail, and very ornate.

  The soundhole rosette is original wood with an intricate carving, which remains intact despite the years.

  It incorporates wooden pegbox with 21 ebony pegs, adorned with a brass finish, the original frets have been reconditioned and are in excellent condition, polished and shiny.

  It has been fully restored and adjusted for proper operation.

  It has some cracks on the top, caused by contraction of the wood, which have been professionally repaired. And it is perfectly solid and works well. all its pieces are original. It has a correct height to play and tunes perfectly on all frets.

  The neck is perfectly straight and solid like the rest of the instrument, and the tuners work well.

  It also maintains the original varnish, although it has scratches, knocks and small scratches,  his general condition is very good.

  The instrument is fully operational, working well and great sounding!!


Renaissance lute of 11 courses XIX century

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