Haddock 6-Course Reniassance Lute after Venere
This handcrafted, affordable 6-course lute is made by English maker Stephen Haddock after an original by Vendelio Venere (active 1551-1611). It is ideal for beginner and advancing lutenists who want to focus on 16th century Italian repertoire.
It has now been discovered that Venere was Wendelin Tieffenbrucker. The Tieffenbrucker family dominated lute-making in the 16th century in Venice and Padua! Their lutes were typically shorter and more rounded in the body than those of Hans Frei and other makers.
Stephen uses a variety of woods and materials to make these lutes and often uses the following:
- Back, neck & pegbox - Cherrywood
- Bridge & Fingerboard - Plumwood
- Pegs - Boxwood
- Nut: Bone
- Soundboard: Alpine Spruce
- Finish: Oil Varnish
This lute has a string length of 585mm. For replacement strings view the stringing chart for Haddock's instruments.