14-course German-style theorbo-lute, 1998 by BC luthier Clive Titmuss
String length 690/980 mm. Back rosewood and yew-wood; neck veneered to match body; Engelmann soundboard; pear bridge with ebony veneer; ebony fingerboard; plum-wood pegs, stained maple head, oil-varnish finish, ebony binding.
Inspired by an instrument in Nuremberg, built by Martin Hofmann in the late 17th C., then renovated a generation later, adding the theorbo head. The addition of a 14th course allows the performance of Bach’s G minor suite, but it is also a brilliant extroverted instrument for Kropfganns, Weiss, or Falckenhagen.
Includes a heavy-duty case.
May be shipped to any location in Canada for pick up in 3-5 business days.
Sound sample for the 14-course German-style theorbo-lute: J.S. Bach – BWV 998 Prelude from Twilight of the Lute
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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.