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The lute can refer generally, to any plucked-string musical instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or the more specific style of "European lute". The lute is used in a great variety of instrumental music from the Medieval to the late Baroque eras and was one of the most important instruments for secular music in the Renaissance. It evolved from the ancient Middle Eastern instrument, the oud.

It was popular and widely used in Europe from about the 12th century AD until well into the 18th century. After a period of disuse lasting more than a hundred years, interest in it revived during the 20th century.

Lutes are made almost entirely of wood. The soundboard is a teardrop-shaped thin flat plate of resonant wood (usually spruce). European lutes have a large, circular sound hole cut into the belly and ornamented with a perforated rose carved from the belly's wood.The back/shell consists of thin strips of hardwood joined edge to edge to form the deep rounded body.


Roosebeck Deluxe 6-Course Lute Sheesham This 6 course lute features a bowl constructed of 25 fluted sheesham staves. The scale length is 600 mm. Materials: The neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are sheesham. The peg box is sheesham and lacewood. The soundboard is spruce. A hard case is included with the instrument.

Important Specifications:

Body/Bowl: 17.5 inches in length, 6.5 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height

Neck at Nut: 2.12 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 2.62 inches in width

Nut: 2.12 inches in width

Strings at the Nut: 1.75 inches in width

Strings at Bridge: 3 inches in width

Scale Length: 23.62 inches (60cm)

11 sheesham tuning pegs LT6DRS   $854.10  

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Roosebeck Deluxe 7-Course Lute Sheesham This 7 course lute features a bowl constructed of 25 fluted sheesham staves. The scale length is 600 mm. Materials: The neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are sheesham. The peg box is sheesham and lacewood. The soundboard is spruce. A padded gig bag is included with the instrument.

Important Specifications:

Body/Bowl: 17.5 inches in length, 6.5 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height

Neck at Nut: 2.5 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 3 inches in width

Nut: 2.5 inches in width

Strings at the Nut: 2 inches in width

Strings at Bridge: 3.5 inches in width

Scale Length: 23.62 inches (60cm)

13 sheesham tuning pegs LT7DRSN   $949.00  

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$949.00 Roosebeck Deluxe 8-Course Lute Sheesham & Canadian Cedar Eight course lute deluxe with a natural finish. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings. Its body has sheesham scalloped staves that have white pinstripes in between and the neck, nut, bridge, end peg and tuning pegs/levers are also made out of sheesham. The sound board is made out of Canadian cedar wood and its one sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. There is also a beautiful laser cut design on the back of peg box. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished sheesham frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of sheesham with a top plate made out of cedar and has a moustache shape.

The tuning method for instrument is the normal 8 course tuning, but varies depending on player preference: (from high to low) G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2. This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg.

Accessories included are a padded gig bag and the book,
Learning to Play the Lute (LUTB).

Important Specifications:

Body/Bowl: 18 inches in length, 7 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height

Neck at Nut: 2.79 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 3.3 inches in width

Nut: 2.79 inches in width, .23 inches in height. Made from sheesham and has string slots

Scale Length: 23.68 inches

*15 sheesham tuning pegs/levers LT8DRCN   $899.10  

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Roosebeck Deluxe 8-Course Lute Sheesham This 8 course lute features a bowl constructed of 25 scalloped staves and a peg box with lace work. The scale length is 600 mm. Materials: The body is spruce soundboard with 25 staves for bowl. Neck is sheesham. The soundboard is spruce. Tuning peg are sheesham. A padded gig bag is included with the instrument.

Important Specifications:

Body/Bowl: 17.5 inches in length, 6.5 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height

Neck at Nut: 2.75 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 3.8750 inches in width

Nut: 2.75 inches in width

Strings at the Nut: 2.3750 inches in width

Strings at Bridge: 4 inches in width

Made from sheesham and has string slots

Scale Length: 23.6250 inches LT8DRN   $854.10  

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Deluxe 8-Course Lute Sheesham & Canadian Spruce Eight course lute with natural finish. Features sheesham scalloped staves that have white pinstripes in between on the body. The neck, end peg and tuning pegs/levers are also made out of sheesham. The Nut is made of Bone. The sound board is made out of spruce wood and its one sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. There is also a beautiful laser cut design on the back of peg box. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished sheesham frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of sheesham with a top plate made out of lace wood and has a mustache shape.

This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg.

The tuning method for instrument is the normal 8 course tuning, but varies depending on player preference: (from high to low) G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2.

Accessories included are a padded gig bag and the book, Learning to Play the Lute (LUTB).
Important Specifications:
Body/Bowl: 18 inches in length, 6.5 inches in height and 12 inches in width
Neck at Nut: 2.75 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 3.37 inches in width
Nut: 2.75 inches in width. Made from Bone
String at Nut: 2.25 inches in width
String at Bridge: 4 inches in width
Scale Length: 23.5 inches
15 sheesham tuning pegs LT8DRSN   $999.00  

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8-Course Lute Sheesham & Canadian Spruce This eight course lute has a natural finish and is made for a right handed player. You can easily attach your own shoulder strap for playing to the end peg.

The body has sheesham staves accented white pinstripes in between. The neck, end peg and tuning pegs are also made out of sheesham. The nut is bone. The mustached bridge is sheesham, a top section of lacewood adds elegance and strength. The sound board is made out of Canadian spruce and the single sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished sheesham frets on sound board. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings in seven courses of two strings and one course of a single string.

The tuning for this Lute is the normal 8 course tuning, but can vary depending on player preference. We suggest, from high to low: G4, D4, D4, A3, A3, F3, F3, C4, C3, G3, G2, F3, F2, D3, D2.

Accessories included: the book: Learning to Play the Lute" (LUTB) and a padded gig bag.

Important Specifications:
Body/Bowl: 18 inches in length, 7 inches in height and 12.25 inches in width
Neck at Nut: 2.79 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 3.3 inches in width
Nut: 2.79 inches in width, .23 inches in height. Made from sheesham and has string slots
Scale Length: 23.68 inches
15 sheesham tuning pegs LT8SRSN   $949.00  


Bass Guitar Lute with case A Cross between a harp guitar and a guitar lute, 12 nylon strings, 6 are bass strings Flamed Maple body, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard, Carved bridge, Carved rosette in soundhole, Carved Headstock, Geared tuners, Metal rod for stability
Comes with a case
Overall Length: 51"
Width: 14-1/2"
Nut Width: 1-15/16"
Scale Length: 25-1/4" (on the standard guitar neck), 35" (on the bass strings)
TUNING: Strings on fingerboard tuned same as guitar. Bass strings (starting with string just above guitar strings) D,C#,B,A,G,F#. This is common tuning, others are possible
Uses regular Classical strings on the guitar neck. LUT344/2   $3250.00  

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Nine Course Master Lute Traditional pieced Master Lute, with flamed Maple back and finely grained Spruce face. Features a carved rosette soundhole, traditional bent peghead, and Rosewood fingerboard, pins and bridge. True, traditional design gut frets with nylon strings. Includes a very sturdy, well made hardshell case. 17 strings in 9 courses. Sometimes also known as "Tenor Lute".

Sound Sample LUT346/17   $3850.00  

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Roosebeck Lute Harp *Blemished BLEMISHED: This lute harp is approximately 27" and has 22 nylon strings. It has a solid sheesham frame with a birch plywood soundboard. There are four soundholes on the back. Strings run from tuning pegs on the curved neck to an angled bridge on soundboard. The recommended tuning for this lute harp is diatonically (like the natural notes or white keys on a piano), from the longest to the shortest note: 


Longest note is tuned to C4
Shortest note is tuned to C7


Accessories Included:
Nylon case
Tuning tool LUTH-2S   $200.33  

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