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EMS Theorbo with Padded Bag by The Early Music Shop

3 reviews
£1,579.17 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)
We are grateful to David Parsons, the well known lutenist, for his guidance and help in creating this remarkably inexpensive theorbo (bass lute). The instrument is a large chitarrone/theorbo of early 17th century and pattern based on a surviving instrument by Beuchenberg with 6 fingered single courses and 8 diapasons.

Now includes a padded bag, but a hard case option is available for better protection.!

String length: 88.5cms (fingerboard) 159.3cms (basses)
Tuning: a e b g d A with the diapasons G F E D C B A G

NB. We strongly recommend you purchase the hard case for this instrument to ensure a safe delivery and long term protection - click here

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Pablo K.
United States United States

I'm not a huge fan of nylon strings, so I ended up swapping out the strings for a set of nylgut for A=415, and replacing the frets with synthetic fret gut. That being said, after setting up some graduated fretting, I couldn't be happier with this instrument! This is certainly a remarkable deal for a starter instrument that is otherwise inaccessible.

Christopher P.
United States United States
Theorbo purchase from EMS

I recently purchased a Theorbo, Kingham hard case, and nylgut strings from EMS. Anthony was very helpful with his advice and suggestions to make the purchase one about which I could feel very confident. The Theorbo was shipped to me on the West Coast of the US, and it arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. I am very happy I chose EMS, and I am loving playing this Theorbo!!

Elizabeth S.

wonderful helpful people