Lauri Niskanen, Luthier

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Foldable Theorbo

The foldable neck can be built on all theorbos and most archlutes. The only part of the mechanism that remains visible in playing condition is the hinge, which can only be seen from the back. The tension of the strings holds everything in place, and when folded, the strings wrap around a string holder so that they do not need to be loosened for storage or transport, and will be in tune when unfolded.

Pitch: any, String length: any cm