This an eight-course lute for the right-handed player. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings in seven courses of two strings and a single chaterelle, for the highest sounding string. The bowl is constructed of 25 scalloped staves that offer a dramatic appearance; alternating between the deep black colored ebony and the light cream-colored lacewood with white pinstripes between. The thin, solid spruce, soundboard has a natural finish, and a thin ebony purfling accenting the edge. Internal bracing supports the soundboard and the intricately carved rosette sound-hole. The mustache is lacewood and the top bridge of ebony adds elegance and strength. The neck is lacewood, with a solid ebony fingerboard. There are 8 nylon frets tied to the neck and 4 partial wood frets inlaid to the soundboard. The sharply angled head has 15 ebony pegs and is decorated with leaf-and-vine inlay on the underside. There is an end-peg, to which you can attach your own shoulder strap. INCLUDED with this lute is the -Learning To Play The Lute- book by Frank DeGroodt, and a heavily padded gig bag, with shoulder strap, hand grip and front pocket.
Important Specifications in Inches:
Body/Bowl: 17.5 L x 6.5 W x 12.25 T (444.5 x 165 x 311.2 mm) Neck at Nut: 2.75 W (69.9 mm) Neck at Body Joint: 3.88 W (98.6 mm) Nut: 2.75 W (69.9 mm) Strings at the Nut: 2.38 W (60.5 mm) Strings at Bridge: 4 W (101.6 mm) Scale Length: 23.63 L (600 mm) Recommended Tuning: G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2 Item Length: 30 Item Width: 12.25 Item Height: 6.5