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Romantic lute 1900.

  This lute has a spruce top, curly maple body, and all woods are solid. It has a 62.5 cm scale, the pins are rosewood and the bridge is maple wood. The  bridge pins are bone.

  It was built in Germany in the late 1800s or early 1900s, by hand.    

  Includes original mechanical headstock, without screws (riveted gears).

  It has a "scalloped" rosewood fretboard and the frets are small silver bars, with a rectangular section embedded in the wood. It has 5 rosewood frets on the top.

  It has no cracks or major repairs and all its parts are original (except the bridge pins).

  It has been fully restored and adjusted for proper operation and comfortable execution.

  No modifications have been made, and it maintains the  original shellac varnish. The height of the strings is around 2.5mm. Its height is correct and comfortable, and the instrument is fully operational, working very well.

  The soundhole rosette is made of walnut wood, and remains complete despite the years.

  It is in an optimal state to play, with a comfortable action, without buzzing or fretting, and perfectly stable, working perfectly and tuning well on all frets.

  It is strung with new black and bronze nylon strings with silk.

  Although it has scuffs and minor scratches, its overall condition is very good.

  It is unusual to find these instruments in their original condition, with all their parts, and in such good working order.



German romantic lute (1900)

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