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 inches) nut of ebony, it will appeal to those who are familiar with normal classical or acoustic guitars. It is to tune like a guitar with six strings. Three of plain nylon and three of nylon wound in nickel. If it is to use lute music, the 3rd string is to tune a semi-tone down. Moreover, to F# to enable the application of lute fingering. Spruce is using for the unpolish soundboard. In keeping with original lutes and it is a sound hole. It has a carved rose in an attractive geometric pattern.
In keeping with the lute:-
To keep in with the lute, the characteristical bowl shape body. To achieve the edge-glue together slats of thin wood bent to a specific shape. With no internal structure to retain its form. The overall length is 953 mm (37.5 inches) and the scale length is 648 mm (25.5 Inches). Similar to a normal guitar. A hard case is including this instrument. The lute has a long history dating back to pre-biblical times. Although it has existed in many forms it is either short- or long-necked.
The European lute:-
The European lute and its ancestor, the oud, (or, ‘al’ and’ meaning ‘the wood’). Examples of the short-necked variety and were later developments. Example of the lute-guitar or some may call it guitar-lute. It is plentiful in Germany. In fact, in towards the end of the 19th century. Whilst it is as a type of guitar due to its stringing. Six-course versions of the lute. Moreover, also known in the Renaissance period.
The term ‘course’ refers to the arrangement of the stringing. A ‘course’ may contain single, double or even triple strings. Thus the guitar has single-string courses whereas the lute is to double strung. As with the German examples, the lute-guitar has a bridge reminiscent of Baroque guitars with upturned ‘moustaches’ at the ends and pegs to retain the strings. It is best to tie a small stopper knot at the end of the string to increase its security when its retaining peg is inserting into the bridge.
The fingerboard on the lute was level with the soundboard and its frets were of gut tied around the neck in the appropriate places. Our lute-guitar has nickel silver frets fitted in a fingerboard that is higher than the soundboard, as is found on guitars.
Some may find the round back of the lute-guitar body less easy to hold than the flat-back guitar and that is why at the bottom end of the instrument a peg is to be fitter to permit the attachment of a strap to facilitate security whilst playing.
With one end of the strap attached to the peg and the other end tied to the tuning head, it is possible to play whilst standing if required.
Originally the lutes are tune by means of tapered pegs similar to those found on a conventional violin, but on the lute-guitar modern machine, heads are fitter for ease of tuning.
This instrument has great appeal to guitarists who enjoy playing early folk music and who like the idea of playing an instrument with a look and feel of the old times. It is our mission to design authentic examples of ancient instruments, accessible to enthusiasts who demand high quality without a high price tag.
We can manufacture these Lute guitar in other various woods which customer chooses. Please contact and check with us for the woods available