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Six course lutes (Section 1)

Ten course lutes

Archlutes                            

Six course lutes (Section 2)

Eleven course lutes

Theorbo

Seven, Eight & Nine course lutes (Section 1)

Thirteen course lutes (Section 1)

Seven, Eight & Nine course lutes (Section 2)

Thirteen course lutes (Section 2)

(Six course lutes)
1)  6 course a' lute, 9 ribbed back
    Low-pitch a'.  May also be tuned to modern pitch a'.
    String length: 55.7 cm.
Based on a design developed by Vancouver lutemaker Ray Nurse (after paintings by Marziale, Veneto and Bellini).  9 ribs of bird's-eye maple or slabsawn curly ash.  Neck, fingerboard and peg-box of Swiss pear.  Fingerboard edges and points of mountain mahogany.  As an alternative, this instrument may also be built with the fingerboard overlapping into the soundboard area, a detail seen in many paintings of early 6 course lutes.

$ 5800.00 US

Front view of a 6 course a' lute, 9 ribbed back - Grant Tomlinson Lutemaker  Back view of a 6 course a' lute, after paintings by Marziale, Veneto and Bellini - Grant Tomlinson Lutemaker  Side view of a 6 course a' lute, 9 ribbed back - Grant Tomlinson Lutemaker 
Lute rose pattern - Grant Tomlinson Lutemaker  Neck, fingerboard, peg-box and edge binding of Swiss pear - Grant Tomlinson Lutemaker 
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(Six course lutes)
2)  6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back
    Modern pitch g'.  
    String length: 59.5 cm. or 60 cm.
My own design, based on the woodcut frontispiece of the 1536 Marcolini edition of Francesco da Milano, and also drawing from elements of the back cross sections of the 9 ribbed Laux Maler lutes in Nurnberg and Prague, and the 9 ribbed Magno dieffopruchar 6 course lute in the Beare's collection.
9 ribs of slabsawn curly ash or birdís-eye maple.   Neck, fingerboard and peg-box of Swiss pear.  Fingerboard edges and points of mountain mahogany.  As an alternative, this instrument may also be built with the fingerboard overlapping into the soundboard area, a detail seen in many paintings of early 6 course lutes.

$ 5900.00 US

My own design, based on the woodcut frontispiece of the 1536 Marcolini edition of Francesco da Milano, Grant Tomlinson Lutemaker  Neck, fingerboard, peg-box and edge binding of Swiss pear, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemake  Back view of 9 ribs of slabsawn curly ash or birdís-eye maple,  Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker 
End view of 6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker  Side view of 9 ribs of slabsawn curly ash or birdís-eye maple, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker 
9 slabsawn curly ash ribs.

Front view of 6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker  Back view of 6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker  Side view of 6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker 
End view of 6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker  9 slabsawn curly ash ribs.
Fingerboard overlaps into the soundboard area.

Front view of 6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker  Back view of 6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker  Side view of 6 course g' lute, 9 ribbed back, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker 
9 bird's-eye maple ribs.
Fingerboard overlaps into the soundboard area.

Intricate rose design, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker           Intricate rose design, Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker 

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