Sixtus Rauwolf

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  • String length 64.5 cm
  • 8 ⅔ fret spaces
  • Model R
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Based on original instrument by Sixtus Rauwolf in Augsburg, now owned and played by Jakob Lindberg

The Rauwolf lute was built in Augsburg around 1590, originally as a seven or eight course instrument. The 15 rib back, which  I usually build the back  from maple or yew without filets, is notable for its refined and subtle geometry. Like the Hans Frei in Warwick, there is something about the design of the Rauwolf  that makes wonderful sounding lutes regardless of the number of courses used. The instrument shown (made for Paul O'Dette in 2008) has a neck and peg-box veneered in ebony.

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