European spruce is used for the soundboard and, in keeping with the design of 16th-Century lutes, its soundhole is a carved rosette in an attractive geometric pattern which is cut into the soundboard itself and is not inlaid of different material. Most exciting is that the soundboard bracing pattern follows bracing used in world-famous Kohno classical guitars.
The mahogany neck has a shape is similar to a classical guitar with a 51mm (2 inch) wide nut of bone. The top of the peg box has a woman's head carved on the top. Using standard nylon classical guitar strings, it is tuned like a guitar in E4, B3, G3, D3, A2, E2 tuning. If it is to be used for lute music, the 3rd string may be tuned a semi-tone down to F# to enable lute fingering. The guitar is outfitted with smooth-operating gold tuners with black ebonized tuning key buttons.
Accessories Included: Padded gig bag
Item overall: 41" L x 7" H x 12.5" W
Body/Bowl: 20" L x 7" H x 12.5" W
Body & Neck: The body is sheesham and varigated lacewood and neck is mahogany
Nut: bone; Neck at Nut: 2" W; Nut: 2" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25" W
Strings at the Nut: 1.75" W
Strings at Bridge: 2.25" W
Scale Length: 26"
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and has 1 laser cut rosette sound hole
Frets: There are 19 metal frets
Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 6 mechanical geared right angle tuning pegs/levers with a 14:1 ratio.
Strings: 6 like a classical guitar
Tuning: We recommend using the standard for classical guitar tuning: 1 (E4), 2 (B3), 3 (G3), 4 (D3), 5 (A2), 6 (E2).