Renaissance Lute after Venere
58 - 60cm, 6-8 courses; after VVendelio Venere 1592 (Bologna Academia Filarmonica) 25 ribs: the original is in heartwood yew with maple strips between. Neck and pegbox striped with three different woods, ebony heart in the soundboard and a very pretty rose.
This is a fairly accurate copy of the 7 course original in the original woods. The rather bright red bass strings are my own lead oxide loaded gut strings; several paintings show such coloured strings and they do work, but these are poisonous and although probably fairly authentic I would recommend people wanting loaded strings to buy non-poisonous versions from Mimmo Peruffo!
To return to the main catalogue click here