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The lute-guitar is an attractive instrument of a similar size to the guitar but with a body like a lute. With a neck shaped like that of a guitar and a 51mm (2'') nut of ebony, it will appeal to those who are familiar with normal classical or acoustic guitars. It is tuned like a guitar with six strings, three of plain nylon and three of nylon wound in nickel. If it is to be used for lute music, the 3rd string may be tuned a semi-tone down to F# to enable the application of lute fingering. Includes Hard Case.
Examples of the lute-guitar, or some may call it guitar-lute, were plentiful in Germany towards the end of the 19th century. In keeping with the lute, the characteristically bowl-shaped body is achieved by edge-gluing together slats of thin wood bent to a specific shape with no internal structure to retain its form.
The overall length is 953mm (37½'') and the scale length is 648mm (25½''), similar to a normal guitar.
Zachary Taylor is a designer and maker of early stringed instruments. His authorship includes many books, including 'Make and Play a Lute' and 'Making early stringed instruments'.