Theorbo after Matteo Sellas, Venice 1637


This model is reproduced by many modern lute makers. The body is relatively shallow, giving it a firmer and more distinctive tone. Although originally probably a French solo theorbo in D, an instrument of this size is usually tuned in A, for both solo and continuo playing. A string length of 76 cm would allow for 9 tied frets.

String length: 74.5 / 154 cm

Body size: 34.5 x 55 x 14.6 cm, 31 ribs