Where are you based?Madcap wrote:Hi,
... But the store recommended me a Lute Kit from Early Music Shop.com, which have a fair price. My question is:
Is it worth it? And how difficult is it to build? It doesnt have to sound great, or be any fancy. Just a nice looking lute, and possible to play on.
http://www.earlymusicshop.com/product.a ... e-lute-kit
Any advice, hints or tips would be very appreciated
Or altenatively, half their time tuning the lute and the other half playing out of tune.....simonm wrote: Apparently centuries ago the joke about lute players was that they spent half their time tuning the lute and the other half working to pay for the strings.
Doesn't make any sense Harry. I suppose we could remove the strings on a Guitar to avoid tuning that. Just put the courses on. Doubled strings are EASY to tune. They are easy because they are either unisons or octaves. It is MUCH more difficult to tune single strings to intervals.Harry Jess wrote:I have a student lute from Bristol Guitar Centre that I bought back in 1978. It's a custom made student lute made by Alan Clark. Anyone who knows something of this luthier? As far as I know also single strings lutes existed. Would it be an idea to start with single strings to get aquainted with the instrument and to avoid the tuning problems? I mean to begin with, and then you can add more strings?
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