Archlutes

String lengths for Italian archlutes were generally in the range 64-67 cm, and many were clearly converted from existing tenor lutes. A nominal pitch of g’ was usual for the top string.

Matteo Sellas 1630

Matteo Sellas 1630

  • 64/133cm
  • 10 ¼ frets spaces
  • 15 ribs
  • Model EE

Fourteen course archlute: six double courses on the lower neck, eight single basses.

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