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.
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Body/Bowl : 17.5 inches in length, 6.5 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height
Neck at Nut : 2.12 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint : 2.62 inches in width
Nut : 2.12 inches in width
Strings at the Nut : 1.75 inches in width
Strings at Bridge : 3 inches in width
Scale Length : 23.62 inches (60cm)
11 walnut tuning pegs