10-course lute after Raillich, Venice 1640’s by BC luthier Clive Titmuss
Built Feb. 1987. 61.5 cm string length, Amazon rosewood, 100-year old German spruce, boxwood pegs, pear bridge, maple purfling, neck veneered in the same style as the back, wide string spacing, with case, KF harp string basses. This instrument is perfect for Kapspberger and transitional tunings of Dufaut and Mezangeau.
A note to prospective US buyers: The border and customs regulations governing the importation of various species of rosewood have changed recently. The change allow for international travel by musicians, and for limited trade in CITES-restricted material, partly to allow US manufacturers to export guitars and travel with instruments as part of their work. US customers now have a chance, with the proper permits, to buy instruments incorporating those materials from outside the country, and once obtained, to allow for international travel with instruments. Permits may be obtained that allow for importation of custom instruments with CITES-restricted species (such as rosewoods) with proper documentation) : https://www.fws.gov/permits/ImportExport/ImportExport.html.
May be shipped to any location in Canada for pick up in about 3 business days.
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All instruments built by Clive Titmuss come with custom-fitted cases.
Prices do not include shipping and insurance.
If you have any questions about the instruments, please contact me.