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Lavta with Gig Bag
Lavta with Gig Bag

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List Price: $449.00
Sale Price: $359.95

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Lavta, with Soft Case. The Lavta was popular in the an early 20th century among Greek and Armenian players. The lavta has a body made of solid wood staves, a guitar-like neck with tied movable nylon frets, a 'mustached' bridge and inlayed rosette. The pegbox is at a sharp angle to the neck, like the oud. The tuning pegs are violin style friction pegs. The Lavta is sometimes called a Laouta (ending in a ) but not a Laouto (ending in o ) which is a different instrument. The Lavta is more of a melody instrument which has a much lower tension on it than a true Laouto. It is played, Like and oud, with a long thin plectrum. There are 7 nylon strings in 4 courses, 3 paired and 1 single. Comes set up for CGDA tuning. Includes padded gig bag. Free Shipping.


Item overall: 31" L x 6" H x 12" W
Body/Bowl: 17" L x 6" H x 12" W
Body: mahogany and walnut staves; mustache; inlay
Neck: mahogany and walnut
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce with black pick guard
Strings: There are 4 courses of 7 strings - 3 nylon wound and 4 nylon Tuning Pegs/Levers: 7 pegs made out of wood
Nut: Made from bone.
Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 1.5" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25" W
Bridge: wood
Strings at Bridge: 2.25" W

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