This new range of 8-course renaissance lute kits available from the Early Music Shop is based on the ever-popular. Hieber lutes and designed by our own dedicated team of craftsmen.
Generally speaking, the kit builds into a light and responsive instrument with a shell made from thirteen lacewood ribs, separated by narrow inlay strips. The lute is built with a quality solid Sitka spruce soundboard with laser cut rose. lacewood neck, pegbox and rosewood fingerboard and pegs. In short, This kit is to make to the same high specification as our finished lutes.
After all, just follow the step by step comprehensive instruction manual complete with colour photographs and full-scale drawing. Important design improvement is that the kit is supplying with a completely pre-assembling shell, which overcomes the frustrations that many kit builders found with our previous lute kits. Each part is carefully ready for assembly, with only limited hand skills required. Moreover, We now include a pre-cut rose to encourage those of you who are less adventurous!
Usually, all parts are replaceable (should you need it) with the full back up service of our workshop. Each lute kit is supplying with a protective case which is including in the price. A complete set of Aquila Nylgut strings completes the kit.