Late Medieval lute based on various iconographic sources of 1460-1510, and a surviving instrument labelled 'D.G.' from Northern Italy about 1500. Available with 4, 5 or 6 courses. Also available with upper, smaller rose in round, diamond or lancet window shape.
Scale length: 56cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, European Ash, Wych Elm, Swiss Pear, European Cherry, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
Left: Part of 'Mary, Queen of Heaven' by an anonymous painter known only as the 'Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy' (Netherlands, 1485). Right: On the left, part of 'Madonna and Child with angels' by an unknown painter (Netherlands, 1460).
Left: Part of the 'Sedano Triptych' by Gerard David (Netherlands, 1495). Right: Part of 'The Virgin and Child Enthroned With Four Angels' by Quinten Massys (Netherlands, 1506).
Side view from back. Body of European Ash.
Close-up view of rose.
Front view of 6 course version with upper rose in lancet shape. Fingerboard and bridge of Norway Maple.
Back view of version with body of Norway Maple and Wych Elm.
Side view of 4 course version with body of Norway Maple and stained pegheads.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.