Lute

Yew, spruce, ebony, maple | 56cm | Late 16th century

Unknown Artist

The arched back is formed of 37 ribs, the neck and pegbox--holding 4 bass strings and 20 fretted strings--are veneered with ebony. The fragile spruce top has been removed and is displayed to show repairs and alterations in the original ribbing; a mod...
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