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Lutes

This page shows instruments from our workshop. Hand-made instruments: either reconstructions of historical lutes and guitars or restored examples. Every instrument pictured here is available for purchase and available for trial.


 

8 Courses Renaissance Lute

Maker: Barbara Ferloni

Stringth length: 59 cm
Strings: gut / nylon

Instrument:
• soundboard :alpine spruce, edging in ebony
• body: maple, 11 ribs
• neck: spruce with ebony veneer
• fingerboard: ebony
• pegbox: maple, ebony
• pegs: ebony

 

 

 
         


 
 
 

 

10 Courses Renaissance Lute

(After) Hans Frei

Maker: Barbara Ferloni

Stringth length: 63 cm
Strings: gut / nylon

Instrument:
• soundboard :alpine spruce, edging in ebony
• body: maple, 11 ribs
• neck: spruce with ebony veneer
• fingerboard: ebony
• pegbox: maple, ebony
• pegs: ebony

 

 

 
         


 
 
 


 

 

8 Courses Renaissance Lute

Maker: Barbara Ferloni

Stringth length: 63 cm
Strings: gut / nylon

Instrument:
• soundboard :alpine spruce
• rose: gilded
• body:maple, 11 ribs whith rosewood stripes
• fingerboard: ebony

 

 
         


 
 
 


 

Arciliuto Lute Attiorbato (After Sellas)
14 Courses

 

Maker: Barbara Ferloni


Stringht lenght: 64/93
1x1- 6x1 - 7x1
Strings:Nylgut / Savarez

Instrument:
•sounboard: alpine spruce
• rose: anonymus Paris
• body: 29 ribs, Cherry
• fingerboard: ebony
• pegs: boxwood, ebony

 

 

 
   

 

 

   



 
 
 


 


Colascione

Based on studies of originals and iconogaphy of the 18th century

6 course
Strings: gut / nylon

Instrument:
• soundboard :alpine spruce
• rose: mother of pearl, pearwood
• bridge:black stained, plumwood, ebony
• body:maple, 9 ribs whith rosewood stripes


with case

 

 
         


 
 
 


 

Guitar
Josef Pagès – Cadiz 1805.

Museum: Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, inv. n. 1901.266

6 courses
string length: 645 mm
string:gut

Instrument:
• soundboard :alpine spruce
• rose: mother of pearl
• bridge: rosewood, decoration ebony
• body: rosewood
• neck: mahagony, fingerdoard ebony
• head: mahagony, vener ebony

 

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

   

Vihuela de Mano 5 course
Iconography: Marcantonio Raimondi 1510

Maker:Barbara Ferloni

string length: cm 58
length: Nylgut

Instrument:
• Soundboard: Alpine spruce
• Rose: parchment/pear (Cappella Palatina - Napoli)
• Body: Maple ripped
• Neck: Alpine spruce, Walnutwood veneer
• Fingerboard: Ebany
• Head: Ebany, Rosewood, Maple, Snakewood
• Pegs: Boxwood


 

 
       


 
 
 


 

Guitar 4 course (After)
Melchior Diaz, Lisbon 1581

Maker:Barbara Ferloni

4 courses ( double string)
string length: 55,3 cm
string:Nygut

Instrument:
• soundboard :alpne spruce
• rose: after Kock 1602 - parchment/pear
• body: maple,
• fingerboard: ebony
• neck: vener waldnut
• head: ebony, maple, waldnut
• peg-box: ebony

 

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

   


 

Lute 6 course
Magno Duiffopruchar, Venedig 1550
collection J&B Bear, London

Maker: Barbara Ferloni

String length 63 cm
String: nylgut

Instrument:
• sound board: alpine spruce
• body: maple 9 ribs, rosewood stripes
• neck- peg box: maple, rosewood stripes