This set of plans was based on the lutes made by Hans Frei in Bologna, around 1520.
These “Pear-shaped” lutes were highly sought after, and even falsified, throughout the golden age of the lute. Made as 6- or 7-cs Renaissance lutes, they were later rebuilt as 11- and 13-cs Baroque lutes. This gives the advantage that you can make all different models on the same eleven ribbed bowl.
With this set of plans you can make three different renaissance lutes:
- 6-course Tenor Lute
- 7-course Tenor Lute
You get the following full size plans:
- 6- and 7-cs Renaissance Tenor Lute
- Inner mould for the bowl
- Template set Renaissance Lute
- Two A4 patterns for 4 different rose designs.
The plans are optimized for use by beginning and advanced lute makers alike.