BLEMISHED: The lute is known for its elegance and extensive history throughout the ages and was the premier instrument during the Renaissance. This model captures the classic look of the lute and includes 8 drone strings. It also features 3 sound holes in center of soundboard with an intricate laser cut carving inside.
Accessories Included: Soft case and Mid-East Learning to Play the Lute (LUTB)
Item overall: 50" L x 7" H x 13" W
Body/Bowl: 20" L x 7" H x 13" W
Body & Neck: The body/ bowl is rosewood and includes a white inlay and the neck is also made out of rosewood.
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and has 3 round sound holes in a triangular position. Each sound hole has a beautiful laser cut carving inside.
Frets: There are 8 nylon monofilament frets and 4 rosewood frets (12 all together).
Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 19rosewood pegs.
Strings: This model has 19 strings in total. There are 6 courses of 2 (except for the first course which is a single string) and 8 drone strings (11 +8=19).
Tuning: We recommend using the standard classical guitar tuning for the first 6 courses: 1 (E4), 2 (B3), 3 (G3), 4 (D3), 5 (A2), 6 (E2), 7 (D2), 8 (C2), 9 (B1), 10 (A1), 11 (G1), 12 (F1), 13 (E1), 14 (D1). The range is from D1 to E5.
Nut: Made from rosewood; Neck at Nut: 3.625" W; Nut: 2" W
Neck at Body Joint: 4.25" W
Bridge: Made from rosewood. Strings at Bridge: 5.5" W
Scale Length: First 6 courses of strings=26”; The last 8 drone strings=41”