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Descant Lute, 7 Course Walnut

Muzikkon 7-course Descant Lute is a beautiful short necked sized lute. Descant, refers to its size; placing this lute just above the alto lutes. It usually carries 13 strings in 7 courses with a scale length of 19.75" (500mm).
The European lute is featured in instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque periods. Its early origins are vague, but its real heritage comes from the Egyptian Oud. There is evidence of the lute in Europe as early as the 12th century, but it really became popular in the 15th century, falling out of use around 1800. The lute enjoyed a revival with the early music movement of the twentieth century and has grown in popularity.

  • Right hand, 7 Course Descant Lute
  • Body made of 11 solid Walnut staves
  • Solid Sitka Spruce soundboard with laser engraved rosette
  • Peg box is aesthetically decorated, Made of Walnut with Satinwood pegs
  • The neck is made of Walnut
  • Fingerboard is made of Ebony wood
  • End pin made of Satinwood
  • 8 tied gut frets and 4 wooden frets
  • Scale length: 500mm
  • Best quality 3 nylon wound strings and 10 rectified nylon strings are used
  • Suggested tuning from high to low: A4, E4, E4, B3, B3, G3, G3, D4, D3, A3, A2, G3, G2 (can vary depending on player preference)
  • Incl: Padded Muzikkon Case and Extra string set

Note: Lute Pegs are tapered and are held in by friction. As you tune in, press in on the pegs to seat them. This will seat the peg securely in the peg box of the lute. They must be pushed in for a secure hold. Only use enough pressure as necessary. If the pegs slip when released, use peg dope or wax-less chalk to increase the friction.

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