Eight course lute with natural finish. Features sheesham scalloped staves that have white pinstripes in between on the body. The neck, end peg and tuning pegs/levers are also made out of sheesham. The Nut is made of Bone. The sound board is made out of spruce wood and its one sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. There is also a beautiful laser cut design on the back of peg box. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished sheesham frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of sheesham with a top plate made out of lace wood and has a mustache shape.
This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg.
The tuning method for instrument is the normal 8 course tuning, but varies depending on player preference: (from high to low) G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2.
Accessories included are a padded gig bag and the book, Learning to Play the Lute (LUTB).
Body/Bowl: 18 inches in length, 6.5 inches in height and 12 inches in width
Neck at Nut: 2.75 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 3.37 inches in width
Nut: 2.75 inches in width. Made from Bone
String at Nut: 2.25 inches in width
String at Bridge: 4 inches in width
Scale Length: 23.5 inches
*15 sheesham tuning pegs/levers