Known as “Spanish lute” (tenor voice) it is part of the Spanish Laud Family or also called the Bandurria Family. It is a plucked string instrument that is traditionally part of a traditional group called the Spanish rondalla orchestra or pulse and pick orchestra.
It has 6 metallic orders (6 double strings) that are pulsed with the help of a pick. It was an instrument that had its final development around the 80s of the 19th century. The tuning we use is the following: A (1st), E (2nd), B (3rd), F # (4th), D # (5th), G # (6th). It is an octave lower than the Bandurria.
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Solid Red Cedar or Solid Spruce
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Solid Indian rosewood
474 mm (*consult other shots)
Polyurethane or Shellac
Special for lute
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Prime 1.8mm and sixth 2.2mm (* approximate)