Scratch & Dent Strings
Approximately 51" high. Featuring 36 DuPont hard nylon strings, a range from C two octaves below Middle C to C above High C, 31 sharpening levers, sheesham frame and a high quality Finnish birch ply soundboard for exceptional sound and strength. Weighs approximately 26 pounds.
Includes a tuning tool and extra string set.
Decorations and colors will vary. These are all individually made and will be unique.
Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide, and padded nylon gig bag.
Please Note: The patterns of the staves and the colors of the wood veneer may vary from picture and head color may vary from clear, white and black.
European spruce is used for the soundboard and, in keeping with the design of 16th-Century lutes, its soundhole is a carved rosette in an attractive geometric pattern which is cut into the soundboard itself and is not inlaid of different material. Most exciting is that the soundboard bracing pattern follows bracing used in world-famous Kohno classical guitars.
The mahogany neck has a shape is similar to a classical guitar with a 51mm (2 inch) wide nut of ebony. The top of the peg box has a woman's head carved on the top. Using standard nylon classical guitar strings, it is tuned like a guitar in e, b, G, D, A, E tuning. If it is to be used for lute music, the 3rd string may be tuned a semi-tone down to F# to enable lute fingering. The guitar is outfitted with smooth-operating gold tuners with black ebonized tuning key buttons.
The overall length is 40 1/2" and the scale length is 25 3/8", similar to a normal guitar. The instrument has a satin lacquer finish.
Great sitar sound for any fusion band. Easier to transport to gigs than a traditional sitar. The top of the neck is outlined with a faux mother of pearl inlay.
Please note: Decorations and colors will vary. These are all individually made and will be unique.
Item Overall: 51 inches in length, 2.5 inches in height and 13 inches in width
Body/Bowl: 18 inches in length, 1.75 inches in height and 13 inches in width
Body/Neck: Electric guitar style wooden body and a sitar style neck painted a gray metallic flake finish
Fret board: Black with a mother of pearl faux insert around
Tuning Pegs/ Levers:There are 18 mechanical geared tuning pegs/levers with a 1:15 ratio.
Strings: 11 sympathetic strings, 2 chikari strings and 5 main strings
Frets: 20, sitar style (adjustable)
Nut: Made of cattle-bone; 3.625 inches in width; Neck at Nut: 3.625 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 3.625 inches in width
Bridge: Made from cattle-bone; Strings at Bridge: 1.625 inches
Scale Length: 35 inches (adjustable)
End Peg: Sitar style brass
Extra string set
Book or CD-ROM as stock allows
Soft padded nylon case
The body has a classic bowl back fashioned from lacewood staves. There are eight tied nylon frets on a lacewood neck that features a sheesham fret board. The peg box is beautifully decorated lacewood with sheesham tuners. The soundboard is made of European spruce with a sheesham bridge and sheesham end pin. Includes padded gig bag.
The European lute is featured in instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque periods. It's early origins are vague, but it's common ancestor is the Egyptian oud. There is evidence of the lute in Europe as early as the 12th century, but it really became popular in the 15th century, falling out of use around 1800. The lute enjoyed a revival with the early music movement of the twentieth century, and has grown in popularity.
Body/Bowl: 25 inches in length, 5.75 inches in height and 10.25 inches in width
Scale Length: 19.75 inches
The oud is the main instrument of Arabic music and is popular throughout the Middle East.Important Specifications:
Body/Bowl: 19 inches in length, 14 inches in width and 8 inches in height
Neck at Nut: 1.5 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25 inches in width
Nut: 1.5 inches in width, made from natural cattle-bone
Scale Length: 22.5 inches
*12 sheesham tuning pegs/levers
Beautifully carved and inlaid. The flat toomba creates a more simple profile, and is not as delicate as the traditional gourd toomba. It is therefore easier to transport. It may be smaller, but you get the same traditional tanpura sound.
Approximately 42 inches long, includes nylon gig bag case.
Accessories Included: One pair of two sided dulcimer hammers that have a leather pad on one side to create a softer sound. Both hammers are lacewood with sheesham trim. Also included is a tuning tool.
Item overall: 33.5" L x 4" H x 12" W
Body: The bottom of instrument is made of multi-layered sheesham with opening in back that can be used as a carrying "handle." The sides are made out of genuine sheesham.
Soundboard: The soundboard is crafted from light colored hardwood, species may vary from image and includes 1 sound hole with a sheesham rosette covering it. The rosette features an intricate vine and leaf pattern.
Nut: There are 2 sheesham nuts and each are placed on sides of instrument.
Tuning Pegs/ Levers: Includes 38 metal tuning pegs threaded into body.
End Pegs: There are 38 metal end pegs located opposite the tuning pegs.
Bridge: The sheesham bridges have color coded saddles on top that help make instrument easier to play. For the recommended tuning, the distance from the left nut to the 1st bridge at top should be 6.9" (157 mm) and the distance from the left nut to the 1st bridge at bottom should be 9.7" (248 mm). Please see owner's guide for visual.
Tuning: The recommended tuning is Traditional Fifth Interval, see tuning chart in Owner's Guide.
Strings: This particular hammered dulcimer is a 10/9, which means there are 10 courses of strings crossing the treble bridge on the left, and 9 courses of strings crossing the bass bridge on the right. There is 1" spacing between each string course and you can tune strings with the included "T" shaped tuning tool. All together there are 19 courses.