10 Course Lute by Lawrence K. Brown (1987)December 11, 2022
10-course lute by Lawrence K. Brown, 1987, string length of 66.5, currently strung as an F lute at A=440. I have strung it as a G lute but it is happiest strung at F. The bowl is made of 37 shaded yew ribs with rosewood spacers.
The instrument is based on a lute by Magno Dieffopruchar, Venetia / 1609, which is currently in the Museo Civico Bardini (nr. 144) in Florence, Italy. This instrument is currently strung in Nylgut and Savarez NF strings. It has a rather deep bowl which gives the bass a very full sound.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States