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Haddock 6 Course Descant Lute in A after Tieffenbrucker

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£1,595.00
£1,329.17 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)
SKU HADL6T

We've commissioned Stephen Haddock to produce an exclusive range of inexpensive lutes that are suitable for beginners and more advanced players. He has produced a handmade collection of 6, 7 and 8-course lutes based on originals by Giovanni Hieber and this Descant Lute in A after Tieffenbrucker

 

This lute is after, but not a exact copy of a descant lute  by Tieffenbruker Padua in Vienna Kunsthist Mus’, and dates from 1582. The original has 19 ribs with 7 courses, but Stephen has made this with 11 ribs to give it a slightly more rounded body and 6 courses.

Stephen uses a variety of woods and materials for this 6-course lute. They are typically made of: 

  • Back - Sycamore & cherrywood ribs with a stained maple inlay 
  • Neck & Pegbox: Cherrywood
  • Bridge & Fingerboard: Plumwood
  • Pegs & Button: Boxwood
  • Nut: Bone
  • Soundboard: Alpine Spruce
  • Finish: Oil Varnish 

Tuning: A D G B E A

Strings

This lute has a string length of 530mm and is strung in unison with Aquila Nylgut strings. For replacement strings view the stringing chart for Haddock's instruments.

Case

This lute is sold without a case. There are several cases available as extras:

 Lute Society Publications Books & CDs - including CDs by Jacob Heringman

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