The medieval lute was characterized by its vaulted body and flat soundboard. One of the most notable features of the lute is the pegbox, which is placed almost at a right angle to the neck.


7-Course Lute, Rosewood, Taylor
7-Course Lute, Rosewood, Taylor
7-Course Lute, Rosewood, Taylor (Item Code: LT7AZT) The Rosewood Taylor lute has a body made of solid rosewood staves, a rosewood neck and rosewood finger board. The peg box is solid rosewood and the tuners are ebony. The soundboard is made out of European spruce with a rosewood bridge and rosewood end pin. There are six nylon frets and six rosewood frets. The nut width is 67 mm.The 7 and 8 course Renaissance lutes designed by Zachary Taylor are based on an instrument made by Hans Frei, the original of which may be seen in the Warwick Museum in England. This lute was made in Bologna about 1540 and since then may have been the subject of conversions to the stringing and the soundboard. Apart from shortening the string length from 670mm to 600, for ease of left-hand fingering, the instruments follow Hans Frei's principles of construction. Hard case included.
 
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7-Course Lute, Variegated, Taylor
7-Course Lute, Variegated, Taylor
7-Course Lute, Variegated, Taylor (Item Code: LT7BZT) The Taylor lute has a body of alternating rosewood and lacewood staves, with a rosewood neck, peg box, and rosewood finger board. The tuners are ebony. The soundboard is made out of European spruce with a rosewood bridge and rosewood end pin. There are six nylon frets and six rosewood frets. The nut width is 67 mm.The 7 and 8 course Renaissance lutes designed by Zachary Taylor are based on an instrument made by Hans Frei, the original of which may be seen in the Warwick Museum in England. This lute was made in Bologna about 1540 and since then may have been the subject of conversions to the stringing and the soundboard. Apart from shortening the string length from 670mm to 600, for ease of left-hand fingering, the instruments follow Hans Frei's principles of construction. Hard case included.
 
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8-Course Lute, Rosewood, Taylor
8-Course Lute, Rosewood, Taylor
8-Course Lute, Rosewood, Taylor (Item Code: LT8AZT) The Rosewood Taylor lute has a body made of solid rosewood staves, a rosewood neck and rosewood finger board. The peg box is solid rosewood and the tuners are ebony. The soundboard is made out of European spruce with a rosewood bridge and rosewood end pin. There are six nylon frets and six rosewood frets. The nut width is 67 mm. The bowl has 5 chinar ribs and 6 rosewood ribs with a rosewood end cap.The 7 and 8 course Renaissance lutes designed by Zachary Taylor are based on an instrument made by Hans Frei, the original of which may be seen in the Warwick Museum in England. This lute was made in Bologna about 1540 and since then may have been the subject of conversions to the stringing and the soundboard. Apart from shortening the string length from 670mm to 600, for ease of left-hand fingering, the instruments follow Hans Frei's principles of construction. Hard case included.
 
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8-Course Lute,Variegated, Taylor
8-Course Lute,Variegated, Taylor
8--Course Lute,Variegated, Taylor (Item Code: LT8BZT) The varigated Taylor lute has a body of alternating rosewood and lacewood staves, with a rosewood neck, peg box, and rosewood finger board. The tuners are ebony. The soundboard is made out of European spruce with a rosewood bridge and rosewood end pin. There are six nylon frets and six rosewood frets. The nut width is 67 mm. The 7 and 8 course Renaissance lutes designed by Zachary Taylor are based on an instrument made by Hans Frei, the original of which may be seen in the Warwick Museum in England. This lute was made in Bologna about 1540 and since then may have been the subject of conversions to the stringing and the soundboard. Apart from shortening the string length from 670mm to 600, for ease of left-hand fingering, the instruments follow Hans Frei's principles of construction. Hard case included.
 
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Descant Lute, 7-Course, Lacewood
Descant Lute, 7-Course, Lacewood
Descant Lute is a beautiful short-necked lute that has a bowl back of lacewood staves. There are eight tied nylon frets on a lacewood neck that features a rosewood fret board. The peg box is lacewood with tuners of rosewood. The soundboard is made of European spruce with a rosewood bridge and rosewood end pin. The Descant Lute has 13 nylon strings in 7 courses with a scale length of 19.75" (500mm). Made in Pakistan.

The European lute is featured in instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque periods. It's early origins are vague, but it's common ancestor is the Egyptian oud. There is evidence of the lute in Europe as early as the 12th century, but it really became popular in the 15th century, falling out of use around 1800. The lute enjoyed a revival with the early music movement of the twentieth century, and has grown in popularity.

Special Note: The strings put on the instruments in our workshops, while playable, are put through some rigorous testing. They should probably be replaced for improved playability, sound quality, and better tuning shortly after you receive the instrument.
 
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Peg Drops Liquid Peg Compound
Peg Drops Liquid Peg Compound
The answer to a string player's prayer! The first simple cure for slipping & creaking pegs.Easy to use, just:1. Loosen peg.2. Slide peg out of peg box slightly (no need to remove the peg completely).3. Apply one drop of PEG DROPS to each peg at the point of contact inside the peg box.4. Insert peg and wipe off excess liquied from peg box.Instrument can be used immediately. However, steady improvement will take place over a 12 hour period while the special formula treates the wood of the peg and peg hole.WARNING: Avoid contact with varnish. Wipe off excess liquid from finish immediately after applying to pegs.To see a printable version of this Item Click here.
 
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Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood
Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood
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 neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are rosewood. The peg box is rosewood and lacewood. The soundboard is spruce. A hard case is included with the instrument. Made in Pakistan. SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS: There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
 
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Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood and Canadian Cedar
Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood & Canadian Cedar
Eight course lute deluxe with a natural finish. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings. Its body has rosewood scalloped staves that have white pinstripes in between and the neck, nut, bridge, end peg and tuning pegs/levers are also made out of rosewood. 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 rosewood frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of rosewood 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. Accessories included are a hard vinyl case (RHCLT) and the book, "Mid-East Learning to Play the Lute" (LUTB). This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg. 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 rosewood and has string slots; Scale Length: 23.68 inches; *15 rosewood tuning pegs/levers. Made in Pakistan. SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS: There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
 
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Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood and Canadian Spruce
Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Deluxe, Rosewood and Canadian Spruce
Eight course lute with natural finish. Features rosewood scalloped staves that have white pinstripes in between on the body. The neck, nut, bridge, end peg and tuning pegs/levers are also made out of rosewood. It has 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings. The sound board is made out of Canadian 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 rosewood frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of rosewood with a top plate made out of lace wood 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. Accessories included are a hard vinyl case (RHCLT) and the book, "Mid-East Learning to Play the Lute" (LUTB). This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg. Important Specifications: Body/Bowl: 19 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: 3.25 inches in width; Nut: 2.75 inches in width, .25 inches in height. Made from rosewood and has string slots; Scale Length: 23.5 inches; *15 rosewood tuning pegs/levers. Made in Pakistan. SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS: There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
 
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Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Rosewood and Canadian Spruce
Roosebeck 8-Course Lute, Rosewood and Canadian Spruce
Eight course lute with a natural finish. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings. Its body has rosewood flat staves that have white pinstripes in between and the neck, nut, bridge, end peg and tuning pegs/levers are also made out of rosewood. The sound board is made out of Canadian spruce wood and its one sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished rosewood frets on sound board. The bridge is made out of rosewood 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. Accessories included are a hard vinyl case (RHCLT) and the book, "Mid-East Learning to Play the Lute" (LUTB). This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg. 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 rosewood and has string slots; Scale Length: 23.68 inches; *15 rosewood tuning pegs/levers. Made in Pakistan. SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS: There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
 
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La Bella Lute String Set, 7 Courses
La Bella Lute String Set, 7 Courses
The La Bella 7 course lute string are packed in envelopes protected by a special Vapor Barrier that will inhibit moisture contact with the strings. There are 13 strings in ten envelopes labeled as follows: 1st Single .017 TPN containing 1 string; 2nd Unison .023 TPN containing 2 strings; 3rd Unison .0265 TPN containing 2 strings; 5th Octave .018 AW containing 1 string 6th Octave .020 AW containing 1 string; 7th Octave .021 AW containing 1 string; 4th Unison .017 SPW containing 2 strings; 5th Fundamental .020 SPW containing 1 string; 6th Fundamental .025 SPW containing 1 string; 7th Fundamental .0295 SPW containing 1 string (TPN= Treble Plain Nylon; AW= Aluminum Wound; SPW= Silver Plated Wound).
 
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La Bella Lute String Set, 8 Courses
La Bella Lute String Set, 8 Courses
SKU: LBSLUT8 - The La Bella 8 course lute string are packed in envelopes protected by a special Vapor Barrier that will inhibit moisture contact with the strings. There are 16 strings in twelve envelopes labeled as follows: 1st Single .017 TPN containing 1 string; 2nd Unison .023 TPN containing 2 strings; 3rd Unison .0265 TPN containing 2 strings; 5th Octave .018 AW containing 2 strings; 6th Octave .020 AW containing 1 string; 7th Octave .021 AW containing 1 string; 8th Octave .022 AW containing 1 string; 4th Unison .017 SPW containing 2 strings; 5th Fundamental .020 SPW containing 1 string; 6th Fundamental .025 SPW containing 1 string; 7th Fundamental .0295 SPW containing 1 string; 8th Fundamental .034 SPW containing 1 string (TPN= Treble Plain Nylon; AW= Aluminum Wound; SPW=Silver Plated Wound).
 
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Roosebeck Descant Lute Hard Case
Roosebeck Descant Lute Hard Case
Black vinyl hard case with handle for descant lute that will fit SKU LTD7L. Has a very soft, plush interior with a removable neck rest. Includes 2 metal hasps to help keep case securely closed and one can be locked with the keys included with item. The textured vinyl surface looks like leather. Bottom of case has metal feet that raise case and prevent moisture from being absorbed, as well as protect vinyl from floor surface. Inside Cavity Dimensions: Neck Width: 4.5 inches; Shoulder Width: 8 inches; Bout Width: 10 inches; Inside Length: 24.5 inches. Made in Vietnam.
 
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Roosebeck Hard Lute Case
Roosebeck Lute Hard Case
Black vinyl lute hard case with handle that fits the following lute models: LT8DR, LT7AZT, LT7BZT, LT8AZT, LT8BZT, LT8DRC, LT8DRS, LT8SRS. Bottom of case has metal feet that raise case and prevent moisture from being absorbed, as well as protect vinyl from floor surface. The textured vinyl surface looks like leather. Has a very soft, plush interior with removable neck rest. Includes 3 metal hasps to help keep case securely closed and one can be locked with the keys included with item. Inside Cavity Dimensions: Shoulder width: 7.5 inches; Neck width: 5.25 inches; Tail width: 10 inches; Bout width: 12 inches; Inside Length: 30.5". Made in Vietnam.
 
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Roosebeck Lute-kulele Hard Case
Roosebeck Lute-kulele Hard Case
Black vinyl hard case with handle for lute-kulele. The textured vinyl surface looks like leather. Fits the following Mid-East lute-kuleles: ULTCL, ULTRL, ULTVL. Has a very soft, plush interior. Includes 2 metal hasps to help keep case securely closed and one can be locked with the keys included with item. Made in Vietnam.
 
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Learning to Play the Lute
Learning to Play the Lute
Learning to Play the Lute is an instructional book by DeGroodt. Made in USA.
 
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