6 course renaissance lute by Bruce Brook – Turkish oud
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6 course renaissance lute by Bruce Brook
6 course lute in g’ after Gerle by Bruce Brook, 2010, as new. Vibrating string length 60cm. Neck of plum with ebony edging; pegs and bridge of plum; 11 ribs of slab-sawn ribbled ash. Currently strung with Aquila nylgut and Savarez KF basses. Comes with fitted Kingham case.
Oud by unknown maker, Turkey (2000). There are a huge number of tunings for the oud. This instrument is currently in a variation of Old Turkish, Armenian and Greek tuning, d’ a e B A G, all courses double unisons except the single bottom G. It is currently strung with Aquila nylgut and Savaerez KF basses, which emphasises the middle frequencies. A standard set of modern oud strings, nylon and overwounds, also works well and gives a clean, bright sound. This oud comes with a Kingham case worth £475. This instrument can be seen and heard in the video below.