13 string Archlute

13-string Archlute, various models By BC luthier Clive Titmuss, 2019 $12,950 CAD $9,650 USD   (Click for larger image) Rather than copying a particular model, this archlute is designed by canvassing French, Italian and English lute bodies, consultation with iconography, and deriving a general design. The archlute was used and frequently mentioned in the title pages of important collections by John Blow and Henry Purcell. Only a few printed works are specifically written for it, including music by earlier Italians of the later 1600s (who referred to it as “liuto attiorbato”), such a Melii (with six books!), Gianoncelli, and the