Archlute & Liuto Attiorbato
These pictures show an archlute on the right hand side next to a liuto attiorbato. Both are in rosewood with holly lines between the ribs.
Archlute after Matteo Sellas
51. 64cm & 133cm, 14 courses (6 x 2 + 8 x 1) after Matteo Sellas 1630 (Bologna No. 1748) 35 ribs; the original is in shaded yew with ebony strips between. The neck and extension are veneered in ebony with ivory edging, it has a single rose. Because of its relatively small size this can be tuned to g' at modern pitch and does not require large left hand stretches. However, unless these are major considerations, I would recommend one of the larger sized archlutes, especially for accompaniment work.
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