The 11 course lute was the result of various experiments in stringing, tuning, and construction by the French luthiers and luthistes during in the first half of the 17th century - all aimed at improving the instrument’s response and resonance

Hans Frei, C.34

  • 67 cm
  • 10 ½ frets
  • 11 ribs
  • Model E

This is based on the smaller of the two original Frei lutes in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

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Sixtus Rauwolf

  • 67 cm
  • 10 fret spaces
  • Model R

Based on original instrument by Sixtus Rauwolf of Augsburg, now owned and played by Jakob Lindberg

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