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Hans Frei 11c Baroque Lute

A comfortably sized baroque lute. Body of figured maple with coloured varnish, panels on the neck and fingerboard of figured 'Visa' birch, applewood pegs. Almost 10 frets on the neck. Nylgut strings, RCH case. 3410€ (2750 € taxless)

Pitch: f' (a=440Hz), String length: 65 cm

8c lute in f#', after Hans Frei

11 scalloped ribs of figured sapele with maple filets, neck veneered in ebony, fingerboard with ebony and maple inlay, pegbox has a pierced design in maple, applewood pegs. Strung in f#' = g' in a=415Hz, with nylgut strings. This large renaissance lute has great sustain and bass response and is well suited for mid to late renaissance music. Price with RCH case and VAT: 3200€ (Taxless price for customers outside of the European Union: 2580€)

Pitch: f#, String length: 63 cm

7c Venere in Padauk

Business in the front, party in the back. A Christmas party perhaps? This 7 course renaissance lute built of Padauk wood comes with a case by RCH and is strung in nylgut. 2680 € (taxless price for customers outside the EU: 2160 €)

Pitch: g', String length: 58.5 cm

4c Renaissance Guitar

Based on the body shape of Belchior Dias from 1581. Four courses tuned in modern a' with a string length of 53cm. Made of gorgeous figured alder in 2011, the guitar has been regularly played yet is in good condition. This guitar has proved very easy to play, as a solo instrument and for strummed accompaniment likewise, with a comfortable string heigth of 3mm at the 10th fret. 1900 € (no VAT: 1532 €).

Treble viola da gamba

Based on a Treble viol by Henry Jaye I, London, early 17th century. 6 strings, string length 40cm, tuned in d'. Maple with double line inlays and a decorative carving on the back of the pegbox. The fingerboard and tailpiece are veneered with cherry and ebony. There are 12 gut frets on the neck, strung in gut with a demifilé 5th string and silver overwound 6th string. Made in 2010. Comes with a snakewood bow and an RCH case. Has been played quite a lot, but is as good as new. Asking 2650 € (no VAT: 2137 €).

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