Can anyone identify what lute is this?

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Sobers
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Can anyone identify what lute is this?

Postby Sobers » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:59 pm

This was a very popular adv... what I'm interested to know is about the lute like instrument played in the beginning


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(video uploaded by the company itself)

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Re: Can anyone identify what lute is this?

Postby RobMacKillop » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:08 pm

Some kind of outer Mongolian banjo. I'm guessing. But it's definitely of the banjo family.

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Re: Can anyone identify what lute is this?

Postby Guitar-ded » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:07 pm

Do you think that it's a real instrument or just some weird-looking one-off that was made especially for the ad?
I've never seen one before FWIW but maybe someone here has one at home.
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Re: Can anyone identify what lute is this?

Postby pogmoor » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:35 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:Some kind of outer Mongolian banjo. I'm guessing. But it's definitely of the banjo family.

Agreed, if it's a real instrument it's a bass banjo of some kind.
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Re: Can anyone identify what lute is this?

Postby oc chuck » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:55 pm

What's with the oddly spaced frets????

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Re: Can anyone identify what lute is this?

Postby David_Norton » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:30 pm

Looks like some variation on a Japanese Biwa.
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