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    Nld!

    If you saw my post in the Misc. section about shipping from a different climate, you know that this stands for New Lute Day.
    After getting a German lute from the '50s awhile back, and struggling with its historical inaccuracies and general overbuilt (and badly built in spots), I've been keeping an eye out for something better, that's somewhat affordable. One finally popped up on Reverb from a violin/guitar shop in Anchorage. The price was a bargain, for lutes, and I even got them to accept $100 less. No case, which worried me, but the seller packed very well, using a foam cello case as an inner box, and, shipping UPS 2nd day air, I got it the next day!
    It was made by well known historical instrument builder Lyn Elder in 2003. Yew back, spruce top, boxwood pegbox and pegs, and ebony veneered neck. It's light, like a true lute should be, weighing in at a svelte 1-1/2 lbs. Very nice to play (although still following the old lutist joke that you spend half the time playing a lute, and half the time tuning.) it should stabilize after awhile somewhat.
    I'll need to make a case for it.






    Last edited by AcornHouse; 03-10-2017 at 12:19 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    I will never, ever again grumble about keeping a mere 12 strings in tune.

    Very pretty.
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    Chris, I said this before, but that is one cool musical instrument! Enjoy!

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    So, diminishing partial frets going up onto the soundboard for the high notes? What a cool thing!!
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    D25BR 1972
    DV72 1994
    F212 1975
    S100 1973
    S100 1974 (carved)
    Starfire IV 1966
    X175 1978
    Jetstar 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    In this world there are always those who march to the sound of a different drummer. These wayward marchers go off and break boundaries. Blistering leads on an acoustic. Purple spandex, and proud of it. Gibsons on a Guild forum. But the world is a better place for their pioneering efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesypicky View Post
    A lefty lute?!? That's so wrong.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
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    The lefty is my Bro. He gets his lutes made in England by some hot shot luthier who has about a 2 years wait on order completion....
    He owns a dozen, along with baroque guitars, theorbos, and other early stringed animals.
    Been into this stuff most of his life.
    D25BR 1972
    DV72 1994
    F212 1975
    S100 1973
    S100 1974 (carved)
    Starfire IV 1966
    X175 1978
    Jetstar 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    In this world there are always those who march to the sound of a different drummer. These wayward marchers go off and break boundaries. Blistering leads on an acoustic. Purple spandex, and proud of it. Gibsons on a Guild forum. But the world is a better place for their pioneering efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesypicky View Post
    The lefty is my Bro. He gets his lutes made in England by some hot shot luthier who has about a 2 years wait on order completion....
    He owns a dozen, along with baroque guitars, theorbos, and other early stringed animals.
    Been into this stuff most of his life.
    Ask him what to do when a fret keeps slipping. My first fret is a little loose in its proper position, so I knock it out of position sometimes with my thumb.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
    ---
    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    Ask him what to do when a fret keeps slipping. My first fret is a little loose in its proper position, so I knock it out of position sometimes with my thumb.
    Will do.
    D25BR 1972
    DV72 1994
    F212 1975
    S100 1973
    S100 1974 (carved)
    Starfire IV 1966
    X175 1978
    Jetstar 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    In this world there are always those who march to the sound of a different drummer. These wayward marchers go off and break boundaries. Blistering leads on an acoustic. Purple spandex, and proud of it. Gibsons on a Guild forum. But the world is a better place for their pioneering efforts.

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    Crappy picture quality but here is the aforementioned theorbo:

    D25BR 1972
    DV72 1994
    F212 1975
    S100 1973
    S100 1974 (carved)
    Starfire IV 1966
    X175 1978
    Jetstar 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    In this world there are always those who march to the sound of a different drummer. These wayward marchers go off and break boundaries. Blistering leads on an acoustic. Purple spandex, and proud of it. Gibsons on a Guild forum. But the world is a better place for their pioneering efforts.

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