Roosebeck Rebec with Padded Gig Bag

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MSRP: $489.00
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The rebec is a 3-stringed bowed instrument with European ancestry. It is 23" long with a scale length of 12.5." The optimal tuning for this Alto Rebec is: G below middle c, d above middle c, a above middle c.

It is played resting on the shoulder, the chest or tucked in the armpit. This ancient instrument comes with 3 gut strings, sheesham fingerboard, bow and padded gig bag. It measures 23 inches long by 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches deep (including the bridge). Bow is 27 1/2" long and the rosin for bow (VR200 D'Addario Rosin) is sold separately.

Please note: Rebecs are de-tuned and the bridge is removed prior to shipment to reduce the chance of damage to the instrument. Before you can play instrument, you will have to set the bridge in place and then tune it, you will also have to prepare the bow. The bridge is free floating and will be held in place by the tension of the strings. To find the correct placement of the bridge: Put the three strings into the notches of the bridge and stand the bridge on the face of the soundboard between the two sound holes. Then measure from the bottom of the nut, to the front of the bridge; the measurement should be 13-inches. The bridge should be perpendicular to the strings, so the measurement should be 13-inches under each string. Be careful that the bridge does not move while you are tuning.

String Notice

SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:

There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.

Item Specifications

Item Weight: 2 lbs.
Item Length: 23 Inches
Item Height: 4.5 Inches
Item Width: 5.5 Inches
Origin: PK
UPC: 844731055942

Shipping Specifications

Packed Weight: 7.8 lbs.
Ship Weight: 9 lbs.
Ship Length: 29 Inches
Ship Height: 8 Inches
Ship Width: 9

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