Early Medieval lute, based on various iconographic sources of 1280-1450. 4 or 5 course. Available fretted or unfretted. The upper, smaller rose is available in round, diamond or lancet window shape.
Scale length: 55cm.
German/Alpine Spruce, European Cherry, European Sycamore, Apple, Boxwood. Other wood choices available.
Left: part of the 'Book of chess, dice and tables' commissioned by Alfonso X 'El Sabio' (Spain, 1283). Right: part of 'The Coronation of the Virgin' by Paolo and Giovanni Veneziano (Italy, 1358).
Left: Part of 'Madonna and Child with Angels' by Pietro di Domenico da Montepulciano (Italy, 1420). Right: Part of 'The Coronation of the Virgin with Six Angels' by Agnolo Gaddi (Italy, 1370).
Side view from end of body. Body of Norway Maple and European Cherry.
Close-up view of rose.
Front view of left-handed 5 course version with fingerboard and bridge of Maple.
A video and sound sample of 5 course version being played. Playing by Andrea Cataldo.
A video and sound sample of 4 course version being played. Playing by Jo Dusepo.