RENAISSANCE SOPRANO LUTE
Based on Wendelio Venere, Padua c. 1580 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, #C39).
Lute with 6 courses, string length : 44cm, bowl with 13 ribs in pear wood and sorb, soundboard in spruce with pear wood binding, neck in cherry wood, fingerboard and bridge in pear wood, pegbox in walnut and corm wood, pegs in boxwood.
Restoration of a lute by Marc Fontaine from 1988. Replacement of the entire upper part of the instrument (soundboard, bridge, fingerboard and nut); correction of the inclination of the neck; application of a new varnish on the bowl.
Lute with 6 courses, string length: 44cm, bowl with 25 ribs in pear wood and ebony spacers, soundboard in spruce with ebony binding,neck and pegbox with ebony veneer and pear wood binding, fingerboard in rosewood, bridge in corm wood and rosewood, pegs in boxwood.