Roosebeck 8-course Lute Sheesham & Canadian Spruce
This eight course lute has a natural finish and is made for a right handed player. You can easily attach your own shoulder strap for playing to the end peg. The body has sheesham staves accented white pinstripes in between. The neck, end peg and tuning pegs are also made out of sheesham. The nut is bone. The mustached bridge is sheesham, a top section of lacewood adds elegance and strength. The sound board is made out of Canadian spruce and the single sound hole has an intricate laser cut design. This lute has 8 nylon frets on neck and 4 finished sheesham frets on sound board. There are 4 nylon wound strings and 11 rectified nylon strings in seven courses of two strings and one course of a single string. The tuning for this Lute is the normal 8 course tuning, but can vary depending on player preference. The, 15-strings 8-course, suggested tuning from high to low is: G4, D4/D4, A3/A3, F3/F3, C4/C3, G3/G2, F3/F2, D3/D2. Accessories included: the book: Learning to Play the Lute" (LUTB) and a padded gig bag. Important Specifications: Body/Bowl : 18 inches in length, 7 inches in height and 12.25 inches in width Neck at Nut : 2.79 inches in width Neck at Body Joint : 3.3 inches in width Nut : 2.79 inches in width, .23 inches in height. Made from sheesham and has string slots Scale Length : 23.68 inches 15 sheesham tuning pegs
Product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks.
"-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument.
Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are also new and unused, but came to manufacturer needing repairs. If it's a "-3(S)," the product has been repaired, but if it's a "-4(S)," it will still require significant repairs when received by the customer.
Product codes ending in "PROP" are unable to be played and are for display purposes only.
SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:
There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
For safety during shipping, the manufacturer don't tune the instruments before sending them to customers.