7 Course Renaissance Lute after Hans Frei by Marco Golinelli
Liuteria d'insieme including hard case.
7 courses lute, Hans Frei model, 11 ribs Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum (C34) Inspired by the smaller of the two lutes by Hans Frei preserved in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, this eleven rib bowl is one of the most classic examples of the Bolognese lutemaking school of the first half of the sixteenth century. The relatively small size makes it convenient and easy to handle; it lends itself particularly well to the construction of six and seven courses lutes.
Model: Hans Frei
Vibrating length: 630 mm, G tuning
Shell: 11 ribs, flamed maple, A grade
Soundboard: Fiemme Valley red spruce, extra grade
Soundboard half edging: Ebony, 3 mm
Rosette: Hans Frei model
Bridge: Pearwood, ebony layer on top
End Peg: Ebony (strap button)
Finish: Shellac, French polish
Nut: Natural bone
Hard case: RCH
Note: As this is a handmade lute, the actual lute supplied may vary slightly from the photographs shown, so please ask for details of the current model in stock.
Marco Golinelli attended City Lutherie School in Milan studying the construction of musical instruments with master luthiers Tiziano Rizzi and Lorenzo Lippi and musical instruments restoration with master luthier Gabriele Negri where he specialized in building instruments of the lute family as well as early guitars and mandolins.
Since 2001 he started working together with Stefano Zanderighi, a project that would eventually led to the birth of the Liuteria d’Insieme workshop in 2003. His work is characterised by great care in researching on original models and early building and painting methods. The instruments he builds are distinguished by their great fidelity to original models without losing sight of building details and characterised by a rich and dynamic sound.