10-string lute suitable for lute players and guitarists

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This lute was built in 2013 as a liuto forte. In 2017 I asked a traditional-lute maker to replace the top in order to achieve a softer sound. The result is an amazing instrument characterised by the delicacy and sensitivity of a traditional lute and an incredible volume of a liuto forte.

The scale of this lute is 66.9 cm. One of its most original parts are bone frets, which unlike gut frets are fixed permanently. The instrument has also mechanical pegs which look like traditional wooden pegs, but behave like the highest quality machine heads.

The woods are: Top: Canadian spruce, Back: maple, Neck, Fretboard and Bridge: ebony. To the best of my knowledge none of these woods are on any list concerning international trade restrictions, so the instrument can be shipped to any country in the world.

A lot of love went into the creation of this instrument. It combines the musicality of a traditional lute with the playability of a guitar. The instrument is sensitive, well balanced and projects very well. It would suit a traditional lute player as well as a guitarist interested in exploring lute repertoire. The video clip below demonstrates the sound of the instrument when played with fingernails.

The shipment cost includes packing the case in a specially built protective box, delivery, insurance and tracking.

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Excellent (Used)
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Alan's Studio/Guitars/Lutes
Joined Feb 2018
Coffs Harbour, Australia


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Alan's Studio/Guitars/Lutes

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Joined: Feb 2018

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