14-course liuto attiorbato

Based on a liuto attiorbato by the Venetian master Matteo Sellas in 1636, this archlute has a stopped string length of 61 cm with 91 cm double course diapasons. It is constructed of 15 alternating ribs of light and dark hardwoods (ebony and holly being the favored option). Useful for solo and continuo purposes in early 17th century Italian music, these compact archlutes are easily portable and avoid some of the ergonomic stresses of the longer archlutes.

$7200 USD