Just finished this lute for a friend. I mixed the styles of a seven course and a six course together to create a sort of hybrid style. Yew back, European spruce belly, holly, cocobolo and figured cherry for the veneers and fingerboard. bridge is plum with ebony veneer.
2 thoughts on “Another Finished 7-course Lute”
Wow, very nice! So it has 13 strings?
Yes, thirteen strings total to make 7 courses. Each “course” is treated as a single string. The courses are fretted together and plucked in unison. The sound created is richer than a single string.