The Prelude guitar is an addition to the Gamut Music line of affordable instruments, that also includes the Recercar six course lute, Fantasia eight course lute and Saraband eleven course Baroque lute. All of these instruments are made with the same aesthetic, being made of cherry wood with rosewood trim and we have carried this look into the Baroque guitar with the Prelude.
The instrument is the same model as our Spanish guitar but as these features:
Basic instrument features:
- String length- 64cm
- Body length - 43cm
- Width lower bouts - 26cm
- Width c bouts - 18cm
- Width upper bouts 21.5
- Overall length - 93cm
- Back: Cherry wood
- Sides: Cherry wood
- Front: AAA Englemann spruce with inset rosette
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Cherry wood with rosewood edging
- Head: mahogany with cherry wood head plate
- Pegs: Boxwood
- Strap button: Boxwood
- Strings: Nylon
- Nut: Bone
- Soft case
This instrument is an exceptional value for both beginners and experienced players. The flat back lowers the cost of production while maintaining a full, rich tone that is suitable for solo or continuo playing. It is made to be tuned A d g b e' like the modern guitar. Ten pegs are put into the head so the instrument can be strung with single or double courses.
Instrument package includes:
- Soft case
- One year membership in the Lute Society of America
- One year warranty
Shipping will be added onto the price of the instrument and calculated for the transit between Duluth, MN and your location. Packing and insurance will be added to the shipping charge.
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I have been an acoustic guitatist for 45 years before I heard a baroque guitar. After searching for a quality product to work with a consort I decided on the Prelude. Kept affordable by keeping the style plain the instrument plays well and looks great. I had no trouble tuning and playing it immediately. If I do upgrade it will be with Gamut. Thank you!