Haddock 6-Course Renaissance Lute after Venere (Left-Handed)
This handcrafted 6-course lute is made by English maker Stephen Haddock after an original by Vendelio Venere (active 1551-1611). This lute has been specifically designed for left-handed players. 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.