Lutes, 7 course or 8 course, descant or flat back lute, Taylor and EMS lutes.
The lute has been around for centuries and its origins are mostly unknown although it is probably European in origin. Where Medieval lutes were typically 4 or 5 course instruments, modern lutes have 7 or 8 courses. Some of our lutes are designed by Zachary Taylor and are based on the 1540's design by Hans Frei, others are Early Music Shop design. Avaiable woods are lacewood, maple, rosewood or variegated in a staved construction. Most lutes qualify for free shipping in the Continental US.