This 8 course lute features a bowl constructed of 25 scalloped staves and a peg box with beautifully artistic lace work (see accompanying photos). The scale length is 600 mm.
Materials: The body is constructed of Sheesham (Indian Rosewood) with 25 staves for the bowl. The soundboard is spruce. The neck and tuning pegs are constructed of sheesham. The bridge is also made of sheesham and has string slots.
Included Accessories: A padded gig bag.
Important Specifications: Body/Bowl: 17.5 inches in length, 6.5 inches in width and 12.25 inches in height Neck at Nut: 2.75 inches in width Neck at Body Joint: 3.875 inches in width Nut: 2.75 inches in width Strings at the Nut: 2.375 inches in width Strings at Bridge: 4 inches in width Scale Length: 23.625 inches
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.