Roosebeck Deluxe 8-Course Lute Sheesham & Canadian Cedar
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Beautiful Eight course deluxe lute with a natural finish. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings. Its body is constructed of scalloped Sheesham (Indian Rosewood) staves that have white pinstripes in between. The neck, nut, bridge, end peg and tuning pegs/levers are also made out of sheesham. The soundboard is made out of Canadian cedarwood and its one sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. There is also a beautiful laser cut design on the back of the peg box.
This lute has 8 nylon frets on the neck and 4 finished sheesham frets on the soundboard. The bridge is made out of sheesham 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. This instrument is made for a right handed player and you can easily attach a strap for playing because of end peg.
Accessories included are a padded gig bag and the book, Learning to Play the Lute (LUTB).
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 sheesham and has string slots
Scale Length: 23.68 inches
*15 sheesham tuning pegs/levers
Actual instrument weight is approximately 2.1 lbs.
Made in Pakistan.
SPECIAL NOTE - No Warranty on Strings: Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. During the long journey to your home the elements affect the strings and may shorten their life expectancy and reduce their sound quality. On occasion, a string may fail during this trip; therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing them as soon as possible. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.