12 Course lute after Raphael Mest
50cm, 54, 59, 64, & 70cm, 12 courses; after Raphael Mest 1633 (Landesbiblioteket Linkoping) 23 ribs; the original is in shaded yew. Neck and curved pegboxes are veneered in triple stripes of ebony and ivory with pierced decoration on the pegboxes. Edging of pernambuco and ivory round the soundboard. Tunings various but with the top course a' or b'.
Copyright 2000-13 by David Van Edwards