Lute 6 course Lute in Guitar Shape
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Instruments and Implements: Musical: Pre 1980: item # 911455
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|This beautiful instrument seems to a be a cross over between a 6 course Lute and an eleven string Classical guitar. There may be some other form of Guitar that I am not familiar with. Anyway, two more cuts into the nut and its finished. Made by Tygal in 1971.Please email questions. I've checked it out, and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it. Neck is straight, and string height looks good. No case. It offers several tuning alternatives and infinite possibilities for creating harmonic voicing, improvisations and expanding. It can be played as a normal 6-string classical guitar while you take advantage of the extra sustain, greater sound projection and better balance due to the extra bass strings that provide sympathetic resonance. Yet, it is as comfortable to play as any regular classical guitar. Also, it can be used as a 7-string or 8-string guitar leaving the extra bass as sympathetic strings, so you can easily navigate through the Jazz, Brazilian Choro, Russian Folklore and other styles. Finally, you can mix and match or use all strings to adapt new repertoire and improvise. Two Most Used Tunings for the 11 String Guitar. First Tuning, The first six strings are tuned the same as a conventional guitar: EBGDAE. 7TH string C (octave lower than C on 3rd fret, 5th string) 8th string Bb (re-entry) 9TH string Ab (down a whole step) 10th string Gb (down a whole step) 11th string (down a whole step) Secound Tuning The first six strings are tuned the same as a conventional guitar: EBGDAE. 7th string D 8th string C 9th string B 10th string A 11th string one lowwer|