The Bluesbox Collection

19th Century German Lute-Guitar (Gitarren)

...and the front and back of the peg head (the wire loop was put on by me to make it easier to hang the guitar on a wall) and the real ivory fret markers, and ivory frets that extend onto the body all point to "old-world" craftsmanship.

According to my research, the lute guitar is an example of the evolution of musical instruments. It is a direct result of the transformation of the lute to the guitar at the end of the 18th century. It looks like a lute, except for the pegbox which is not bent back, and is strung and tuned like a guitar.

Elsewhere in this collection is a guitar which I decorated to replicate a baroque era instrument to use as part of my Rennaissance Faire costume. This instrument now replaces that one.

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