Category:Lute guitars

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Svenska: Gitarrluta
English: A lute guitar (or Wandervogellaute, less commonly a lutar or guitar lute) is a a musical instrument of the guitar family, common in Germany from around 1850. The instrument had a regular six-stringed guitar setup on a lute bowl, however there were many theorboed variants with up to 11 strings. The lute guitar was born out of the Wandervogel movement.

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the Deutsches Museum] (pdf), Deutsches Museum Studies, Vol.2, Deutsches Museum Verlag, Verlagshaus Monsenstein und Vannerdat OHG Münster, p. 72 ISBN 978-3-95645-885-9 (Printausgabe), ISSN 2365-9149 (PDF-Download)

"​Additionally, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, when the fashion for the lute was declining and the instrument was being replaced by the emerging six-string guitar, old lutes were frequently ‘reconfigured as guitars’. ... "
  • 89.2.157: Lute (1596), Sixtus Rauchwolff (German, Augsburg 1556-1619). Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    "​... It was probably originally made for seven or eight courses (pairs) of strings, but in the seventeenth century the neck, bridge, and pegbox were replaced or modified to give the instrument a Baroque configuration. In the nineteenth century, the neck was reduced, fixed frets were added, and the instrument was changed to six-strings, like on a guitar. ... "
     Note: An example of Renaissance lute which was modified to Baroque style in 17th century, then again modified to lute guitar style in 19th century.
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guitarra llaüt (ca); Gitarrenlaute (de); gitarrluta (sv); Lutnia romantyczna (pl); lute guitar (en) Gitarrenart (de) Wandervogellaute, Bastardlaute, Zupfgeige (de); Gitarolutnia (pl)


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