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Roosebeck 8-Course Travel Lute, Rosewood
Roosebeck 8-Course Travel Lute, Rosewood


 
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This 8 Course Roosebeck Travel Lute has a body made of eleven solid Rosewood staves, a Rosewood neck and Rosewood fingerboard. The peg box is solid Rosewood attached at an angle of 135 degrees to reduce the depth of the instrument. The tuning pegs and end pin are rosewood. The soundboard is made out of European Spruce. There are eight nylon frets and four rosewood frets. The recommended tuning is E2 E3 G2 G3 A2 A3 D3 D4 G3 G3 B3 B3 E4 E4 A4 (Ee Gg Aa dd' gg bb e'e' a'). A nylon gig bag is included.

Materials:

Neck: Rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Peg Box: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Soundboard: Spruce
Soundboard Bracing: Spruce
Nut: Rosewood
Tuning Pegs: Rosewood

Dimensions:
Scale Length: 572mm
Overall dimensions: 800mm length, 230mm width, and 152mm depth
Nut Width: 190mm
Weight: Approximately Without Gig Bag: 0.79 kg or 1.75 pounds.
Weight: Approximately With Gig Bag: 1.36 kg or 3 pounds.

Demo of the 7 Course Travel Lute by our house guitarist.

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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

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A beautiful instrument January 5, 2016
Reviewer: MC from Merrill, WI United States  
The 8-course travel lute is light weight and has beautiful wood work and design. I was frustrated at first because the tuning pegs would slowly slip out of place as I was tuning the strings. I learned that this is typical of brand new instruments. The booklet included with the lute suggested that the buyer invest in good quality peg dope or wax less chalk. I bought some from a local music shop. It cost about $9 but will last a lifetime. After two applications the pegs no longer slipped out of place. The nylon bands that separate the frets seem to be cutting a little bit into the neck of the lute. I thought that solid wooden strips should have been used instead, like on guitars. I plan on removing the nylon and gluing wood ones on myself. This is my only concern. The shipping was prompt and the lute was packed well to ensure safe delivery. I am happy with my purchase.

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One problem but customer service was great November 16, 2015
Reviewer: James Lambert from South Jordan, UT United States  
I ordered an 8-Course lute and when it arrived the 1st string broke when trying to tune it. There were replacement strings with the lute but the replacement string broke too. I contacted support and they sent me 3 replacement strings and gave some advice on how to fix the problem. I eventually found out that a sharp wood edge stuck out too far above the nut and was cutting into the string. I just filed that down a bit and haven't had any problems since.

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