This eight course lute has a natural finish and is made for a right handed player. You can easily attach your own shoulder strap for playing to the end peg.
The body has sheesham staves accented white pinstripes in between. The neck, end peg and tuning pegs are also made out of sheesham. The nut is bone. The mustached bridge is sheesham, a top section of lacewood adds elegance and strength. The sound board is made out of Canadian spruce and the single sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished sheesham frets on sound board. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings in seven courses of two strings and one course of a single string. Shades of wood color may vary. Accessories included: the book: Learning to Play the Lute” (LUTB) and a padded gig bag.
The tuning for this Lute is the normal 8 course tuning, but can vary depending on player preference. We suggest, from high to low: G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2.
SPECIAL NOTE; No Warranty on Strings: Whether you purchase an instrument on-line or in a neighborhood store, manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey to your home. During this time the strings WILL oxidize and this may shorten their life expectancy and may reduce their sound quality. On occasion instruments may arrive with a broken string, therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings as soon as it arrives. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.
Neck at Nut: 2.79 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 3.3 inches in width
Nut: 2.79″ in width, .23″ in height. Made from sheesham & has string slots
Scale Length: 23.68 inches
- Deluxe Padded Gig Bag Included
- Learn to Play Lute Book Included
- Top: Solid Canadian Spruce
- Boby & Neck: Solid Sheesham
- Body/Bowl: 18″ in length, 7″ in width and 12.25″ in height