13 course German baroque Lutes after Martin Hoffmann
69cm & 96cm, 13 courses; after Martin Hoffmann 1692 (Nürnberg No. MI 245) 9 ribs; the original is in figured sycamore with ebony strips between, ebony veneered neck. The double pegbox is in ebonised sycamore with relief carving in three panels up the back.
The lute on the left is a fairly accurate copy of the original while the one on the right is a variation on the theme using rosewood for the back and decorative detail on the pegboxes derived from the work of Joachim Tielke
This kind of lute can be heard on the fine CD Silence by Meinhard Gerlach - Baroque lute, and Diane Severson - Soprano. Obtainable for €20 direct from Meinhard Gerlach
More pictures below.