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    It's ab so"lute"ly cool.
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    Got his response, here is the translation:
    "If the fret is not too worn, a piece of tape on the back of the neck will do the trick to avoid the shifting, otherwise, and the best solution, is to replace it.
    You will need two things for this: Some fret gut, and the exact dimension of the fret (if you don't know it, carefully measure the old fret after cutting it).
    He also says that there are tutorials on youtube (why am I not surprised) on how to replace these frets, and that he occasionally replaces some without any trouble.

    While I'm at it, here is a page of his luthier's website with one of the lutes he built for him at the bottom of the page (the lefty):
    http://www.vanedwards.co.uk/7.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesypicky View Post
    He owns a dozen, along with baroque guitars, theorbos, and other early stringed animals.
    Chris, you have been warned.
    Seems like guitars serve as a gateway drug to lutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesypicky View Post
    I didn't know Colonel Sanders played lute!

    Seriously, that is some nice playing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjmalcyon View Post
    I will never, ever again grumble about keeping a mere 12 strings in tune.

    Very pretty.
    I'm just thankful it's not a Baroque lute, with 10 or 11 courses (19-21 strings). Or an archlute, etc. with more bass strings.
    8 courses is my limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    Chris, you have been warned.
    Seems like guitars serve as a gateway drug to lutes.
    I've always had a thing for renaissance/medieval music. There's a much steeper entry fee for the instruments (to get a playable one. Stay away from Roosebecks!)
    At some point I'll build a lute myself. And a hurry-gurdy. And...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    At some point I'll build a lute myself. And a hurry-gurdy. And...
    Why doesn't that surprise me?
    Seriously, I also think this new piece is way cool, I thought those were gut strings in the first photo but never knew there was such a thing as "fret-gut".
    Had a buddy with a lute in high school and the thing was heavy.
    Don't remember for sure but think it might actually have been a baroque lute.
    Just remember holding it a couple of times and realizing tuning was an absolute mystery.
    Had only been playing guitar casually for a couple of years at that point as it was.
    I DO remember it had classical nylon strings for frets though. Or at least I thought thy were strings, maybe it was nylon specially gauged for use as frets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    And a hurry-gurdy. And...
    Let's talk. There are times and places where what is needed is not a bass. I keep thinking a hurdy-gurdy (Donovan not withstanding) might be something I could learn to play and would use.

    The only thing worse than tuning all those strings is having to make sure the somewhat moveable frets are also in the right place. I admire folks with that kind of patience.
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    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    Let's talk. There are times and places where what is needed is not a bass. I keep thinking a hurdy-gurdy (Donovan not withstanding) might be something I could learn to play and would use.
    This charming young fraulein would agree.
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