Roosebeck Rebec With Padded Gig Bag
BLEMISHED: The rebec is a 3-stringed bowed instrument with European ancestry. It is 23" long with a scale length of 12.5." The optimal tuning for this Alto Rebec is: G below middle c, d above middle c, a above middle c. It is played resting on the shoulder, the chest or tucked in the armpit. This ancient instrument comes with 3 gut strings, sheesham fingerboard, bow and padded gig bag. It measures 23 inches long by 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches deep (including the bridge). Bow is 27 1/2" long and the rosin for bow (VR200 D'Addario Rosin) is sold separately. Please note: Rebecs are de-tuned and the bridge is removed prior to shipment to reduce the chance of damage to the instrument. Before you can play instrument, you will have to set the bridge in place and then tune it, you will also have to prepare the bow. The bridge is free floating and will be held in place by the tension of the strings. To find the correct placement of the bridge: Put the three strings into the notches of the bridge and stand the bridge on the face of the soundboard between the two sound holes. Then measure from the bottom of the nut, to the front of the bridge; the measurement should be 13-inches. The bridge should be perpendicular to the strings, so the measurement should be 13-inches under each string. Be careful that the bridge does not move while you are tuning.
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.