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The lute can refer generally, to any plucked-string musical instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or the more specific style of "European lute". The lute is used in a great variety of instrumental music from the Medieval to the late Baroque eras and was one of the most important instruments for secular music in the Renaissance. It evolved from the ancient Middle Eastern instrument, the oud.

It was popular and widely used in Europe from about the 12th century AD until well into the 18th century. After a period of disuse lasting more than a hundred years, interest in it revived during the 20th century.

Lutes are made almost entirely of wood. The soundboard is a teardrop-shaped thin flat plate of resonant wood (usually spruce). European lutes have a large, circular sound hole cut into the belly and ornamented with a perforated rose carved from the belly's wood.The back/shell consists of thin strips of hardwood joined edge to edge to form the deep rounded body.


Baroque Lute, 5/9, Rosewood

This rosewood Baroque lute has a body made of 17 solid rosewood staves, a rosewood neck and rosewood fingerboard. The peg box is solid rosewood.  The tuning pegs and end pin are rosewood. The soundboard is made out of European spruce. There are eight nylon frets and four rosewood frets.  The recommended tuning is F1  G1  A1  B1  C2  D2  E2  F2  G2  A2 A3  D3 D4  G3 G3  B3 B3  E4 (F, G, A, B, C D E F G Aa dd' gg bb e').  A nylon gig bag is included.

Materials:
Neck: Rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Peg Box: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Soundboard: Spruce
Soundboard Bracing: Spruce
Nut: Rosewood
Tuning Pegs: Rosewood

Dimensions:
Scale Length: 660mm
Overall dimensions: 1,255mm length, 332mm width, and 165mm depth
Weight: Approximately Without Gig Bag: 1.52 kg or 3.35 pounds.
Weight: Approximately With Gig Bag: 2.36 kg or 5.2 pounds.

LT59R   $899.00  

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Roosebeck Baroque Lute, Rosewood

The lute is known for its elegance and extensive history throughout the ages and was the premier instrument during the Renaissance. This model captures the classic look of the lute and includes 8 drone strings. It also features 3 sound holes in center of soundboard with an intricate laser cut carving inside.

Accessories Included: Soft case and Mid-East Learning to Play the Lute (LUTB)

Important Specifications:

Item overall: 50" L x 7" H x 13" W

Body/Bowl: 20" L x 7" H x 13" W

Body & Neck: The body/ bowl is rosewood and includes a white inlay and the neck is also made out of rosewood.

Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and has 3 round sound holes in a triangular position. Each sound hole has a beautiful laser cut carving inside.

Frets: There are 8 nylon monofilament frets and 4 rosewood frets (12 all together).

Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 19rosewood pegs.

Strings: This model has 19 strings in total. There are 6 courses of 2 (except for the first course which is a single string) and 8 drone strings (11 +8=19).

Tuning: We recommend using the standard classical guitar tuning for the first 6 courses: 1 (E4), 2 (B3), 3 (G3), 4 (D3), 5 (A2), 6 (E2), 7 (D2), 8 (C2), 9 (B1), 10 (A1), 11 (G1), 12 (F1), 13 (E1), 14 (D1). The range is from D1 to E5.

Nut: Made from rosewood; Neck at Nut: 3.625" W; Nut: 2" W

Neck at Body Joint: 4.25" W

Bridge: Made from rosewood. Strings at Bridge: 5.5" W

Scale Length: First 6 courses of strings=26 ; The last 8 drone strings=41



LT68L   $899.00  

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Roosebeck Deluxe 6-Course Lute Sheesham This 6 course lute features a bowl constructed of 25 fluted sheesham staves. The scale length is 600 mm. Materials: The neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are sheesham. The peg box is sheesham and lacewood. The soundboard is spruce. A hard case is included with the instrument.

Important Specifications:

Body/Bowl: 17.5 inches in length, 6.5 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height

Neck at Nut: 2.12 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 2.62 inches in width

Nut: 2.12 inches in width

Strings at the Nut: 1.75 inches in width

Strings at Bridge: 3 inches in width

Scale Length: 23.62 inches (60cm)

11 sheesham tuning pegs LT6DRS   $845.10  

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Roosebeck Deluxe 7-Course Lute Sheesham This 7 course lute features a bowl constructed of 25 fluted sheesham staves. The scale length is 600 mm. Materials: The neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are sheesham. The peg box is sheesham and lacewood. The soundboard is spruce. A hard case is included with the instrument.

Important Specifications:

Body/Bowl: 17.5 inches in length, 6.5 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height

Neck at Nut: 2.5 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 3 inches in width

Nut: 2.5 inches in width

Strings at the Nut: 2 inches in width

Strings at Bridge: 3.5 inches in width

Scale Length: 23.62 inches (60cm)

13 sheesham tuning pegs LT7DRS   $845.10  

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8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood This 8 course lute features a bowl constructed of 25 scalloped staves and a peg box with lace work. The scale length is 600 mm.Materials: The neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are rosewood. The peg box is rosewood and lacewood. The soundboard is spruce.A hard case is included with the instrument. LT8DR   $845.10  

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Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood & Canadian Spruce Eight course lute with natural finish. Features rosewood scalloped staves that have white pinstripes in between on the body. The neck, nut, bridge, end peg and tuning pegs/ levers are also made out of rosewood. It has 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings. The sound board is made out of Canadian spruce wood and its one sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. There is also a beautiful laser cut design on the back of peg box. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished rosewood frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of rosewood with a top plate made out of lace wood and has a moustache shape. The tuning method for instrument is the normal 8 course tuning, but varies depending on player preference: (from high to low) G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2. Accessories included are a hard vinyl case (RHCLT) and the book, “Mid-East Learning to Play the Lute. This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg.

Important Specifications:


Body/ Bowl: 19 inches in length, 6.5 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height

Neck at Nut: 2.75 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 3.25 inches in width

Nut: 2.75 inches in width, .25 inches in height. Made from rosewood and has string slots

Scale Length: 23.5 inches

*15 rosewood tuning pegs/ levers

LT8DRS   $899.10  

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Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Rosewood & Canadian Spruce

Eight course lute with a natural finish. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings. Its body has rosewood flat staves that have white pinstripes in between and the neck, nut, bridge, end peg and tuning pegs/ levers are also made out of rosewood. The sound board is made out of Canadian spruce wood and its one sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished rosewood frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of rosewood and has a moustache shape. The tuning method for instrument is the normal 8 course tuning, but varies depending on player preference: (from high to low) G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2. Accessories included are a hard vinyl case and the book, Learning to Play the Lute. This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg.

Important Specifications:


Body/ Bowl:
18 inches in length, 7 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height


Neck at Nut:
2.79 inches in width


Neck at Body Joint:
3.3 inches in width


Nut:
2.79 inches in width, .23 inches in height. Made from rosewood and has string slots


Scale Length:
23.68 inches


*15 rosewood tuning pegs/ levers


LT8SRS   $845.10  

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Descant Lute, 7-Course, Lacewood Our Descant Lute is a beautiful short necked lute that has a bowl back of lacewood staves. There are eight tied nylon frets on a lacewood neck that features a rosewood fret board. The peg box is lacewood with tuners of rosewood. The soundboard is made of European spruce with a rosewood bridge and rosewood end pin. It has 13 nylon strings in 7 courses with a scale length of 19.75" (500mm).

The European lute is featured in instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque periods. It's early origins are vague, but it's common ancestor is the Egyptian oud. There is evidence of the lute in Europe as early as the 12th century, but it really became popular in the 15th century, falling out of use around 1800. The lute enjoyed a revival with the early music movement of the twentieth century, and has grown in popularity. LTD7L   $611.10  

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7-Course Travel Lute, Rosewood

The rosewood travel lute has a body made of eleven solid rosewood staves, a rosewood neck and rosewood fingerboard. The peg box is solid rosewood attached at an angle of 135 degrees to reduce the depth of the instrument.  The tuning pegs and end pin are rosewood. The soundboard is made out of European spruce. There are eight nylon frets and four rosewood frets.  The recommended tuning is G2 G3  A2 A3  D3 D4  G3 G3  B3 B3  E4 E4  A4 (Gg Aa dd' gg bb e'e' a').  A nylon gig bag is included.

Materials:

Neck: Rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Peg Box: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Soundboard: Spruce
Soundboard Bracing: Spruce
Nut: Rosewood
Tuning Pegs: Rosewood

Dimensions:
Scale Length: 572mm
Overall dimensions: 800mm length, 230mm width, and 152mm depth
Nut Width: 190mm
Weight: Approximately Without Gig Bag: 0.79 kg or 1.75 pounds.
Weight: Approximately With Gig Bag: 1.36 kg or 3 pounds.


LTT7R   $521.10  

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Bass Guitar Lute with case A Cross between a harp guitar and a guitar lute, 12 nylon strings, 6 are bass strings Flamed Maple body, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard, Carved bridge, Carved rosette in soundhole, Carved Headstock, Geared tuners, Metal rod for stability
Comes with a case
Overall Length: 51"
Width: 14-1/2"
Nut Width: 1-15/16"
Scale Length: 25-1/4" (on the standard guitar neck), 35" (on the bass strings)
TUNING: Strings on fingerboard tuned same as guitar. Bass strings (starting with string just above guitar strings) D,C#,B,A,G,F#. This is common tuning, others are possible
Uses regular Classical strings on the guitar neck. LUT344/2   $3250.00  

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Nine Course Master Lute Traditional pieced Master Lute, with flamed Maple back and finely grained Spruce face. Features a carved rosette soundhole, traditional bent peghead, and Rosewood fingerboard, pins and bridge. True, traditional design gut frets with nylon strings. Includes a very sturdy, well made hardshell case. 17 strings in 9 courses. Sometimes also known as "Tenor Lute".

Sound Sample LUT346/17   $3850.00  

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7 course Lute (second) Flamed Maple back, Fine-grained Spruce top; Rosewood fingerboard, pins and bridge; Carved rosette soundhole, and bent peghead. Also known as Tenor Lute. TUNING: DGCFADG or FGCFADG (13 strings in 7 courses) Slight finish repair blemishes. Plays and looks great though! Does not include case. SEC2808   $2900.00  

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Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood, Blemished BLEMISHED This 8 course lute features a bowl constructed of 25 scalloped staves and a peg box with lace work. The scale length is 600 mm.

Materials: The neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are rosewood. The peg box is rosewood and lacewood. The soundboard is spruce.

A hard case is included with the instrument.

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-1S" or "-2S" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value. BLM090   $713.64  


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Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Rosewood & Canadian Spruce, Blemished

Eight course lute with a natural finish. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings. Its body has rosewood flat staves that have white pinstripes in between and the neck, nut, bridge, end peg and tuning pegs/ levers are also made out of rosewood. The sound board is made out of Canadian spruce wood and its one sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished rosewood frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of rosewood and has a moustache shape. The tuning method for instrument is the normal 8 course tuning, but varies depending on player preference: (from high to low) G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2. Accessories included are a hard vinyl case and the book, "Learning to Play the Lute". This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg.

Important Specifications:


Body/ Bowl:
18 inches in length, 7 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height


Neck at Nut:
2.79 inches in width


Neck at Body Joint:
3.3 inches in width


Nut:
2.79 inches in width, .23 inches in height. Made from rosewood and has string slots


Scale Length:
23.68 inches


*15 rosewood tuning pegs/ levers

BLM092   $713.64  

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