The proportions and shape of the Renaissance lute have been copied from historical designs. The body with its sturdy cross section consists of eleven panels. This form is ideal for a clear ‘Renaissance sound’ and a good response of the instrument. The individual panels are cut according to templates using a specifically designed machine and bend on an electrically heated modelling iron. On an assembling form they are then glued together into the lute’s body.
For the construction of the neck and other components of the lute further moulding, sewing and gluing devices have been developed which allow for efficient and precise work at moderate prices.
The ornaments and resonance shell correspond strictly to the historical originals and were specifically adjusted for this type of lute to ensure permanently good and consistent sound quality. Variations in the sound of individual lutes are essentially due to the different woods used for the construction of the body. Hence every instrument also is a unique piece of art.
As their historical models the lutes’ surfaces are treated with and wax. We deliberately do not vanish the lutes as this would affect their sound.