Lute after Thomas Edlinger, Prague ca. 1720


Made by the founder of the Prague Violin School, this lute is based on the Venetian bass lutes of ca. 1600. In contrast to the Hoffmann lute, its tone is bright and clear. According to recent research, it was Thomas Edlinger who, following the invention of S. L. Weiss, made the very first 13 course instruments of the Baroque. This model is therefore ideal for performing the music of Weiss and other German composers after 1720. Also available as a swan neck model (#11).

String length: 76 cm

Body size: 35 x 55 x 14.5 cm, 11 ribs