Seven-course lute (August 2019)
Although nearly all early lute music is for 6 courses, 7-course lutes had been in use since the late 15th century, and the first published pieces as early as 1532 – so I thought it would be interesting to make an “early” 7-course lute. It is fine for later music too, of course.
13 maple ribs, maple neck and pegbox, plum bridge, pegs and fingerboard. 60cm string length.
You can hear it in a galliard by Anthony Holborne:
Page updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019.