64cm & 93cm, 14 courses (7 x 2 + 7 x 2) after Matteo Sellas 1637 (Gemeentemuseum) 17 ribs, the original is similar in decorative detail to the Paris instrument but without the engraved fingerboard panels. The larger size gives a more satisfactory sound, although both sizes appear to have been common. For tuning in G.
This is a fairly exact copy of the original with hornbeam used in place of the ivory and the engraved fingerboard panels added from the 10 course lute by Cocho (Copenhagen 96A). These show scenes of Venice, where both Sellas and Cocho worked, with a coat of arms of the Mancini family between.
Photos of a plainer version in Brazilian rosewood, without the fingerboard panels, are shown lower down this page.
Price & engraved panels: £5300
without the engraved panels:£4800
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