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Roosebeck Descant Lute, 7-Course, Nylon Gig Bag
Roosebeck Descant Lute, 7-Course, Nylon Gig Bag


 
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The Roosebeck 7-course Descant Lute is a beautiful short necked lute. The term, Descant, refers to its size; placing this lute just above the alto lutes. It has 13 nylon strings in 7 courses with a scale length of 19.75" (500mm). Suggested tuning is: G4, D4/D4, A3/A3, F3/F3, C4/C3, G3/G2, F3/F2. The body has a classic bowl back fashioned from lacewood staves. There are eight tied nylon frets on a lacewood neck that features a sheesham fret board. The peg box is beautifully decorated lacewood with sheesham tuners. The soundboard is made of European spruce with a sheesham bridge and sheesham end pin. Padded Gig Bag, Extra String Set Included. Free Shipping.

The European lute is featured in instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque periods. It's early origins are vague, but it's common ancestor is the Egyptian oud. There is evidence of the lute in Europe as early as the 12th century, but it really became popular in the 15th century, falling out of use around 1800. The lute enjoyed a revival with the early music movement of the twentieth century, and has grown in popularity. ITEM SPECIFICATIONS: Item Weight: 1.3 lbs. Item Length: 25 Inches Item Height: 10.5 Inches Item Width: 6 Inches

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What a great purchase! October 17, 2017
Reviewer: Amateur Lutenist from New York, United States  
I recently became seriously interested in playing the lute. Naturally, I began hunting around on the Internet for information and prices. After considering (and saving) for some time, I finally decided to buy this particular lute. I was a little bit nervous since I've never ordered from this company before, but I should not have been! I received the lute less than a week later in perfect condition. Since then, I have spent much time learning and enriching myself. It is a beautifully made instrument and I love how it sounds. Thank you Handcrafted World Instruments for a wonderful instrument and wonderful service!

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