My design after Tieffenbrucker/Jauck
e'A440 10½ frets
37/17 ribs Model OO
The body of this lute is modelled on a slightly smaller version of
the Magno Tieffenbrucker 8c lute in the Bardini collection in Florence,
with a rather full, almost elliptical outline. The original has 37 yew
ribs, but I also make a simpler version with 17 ribs of yew or maple.
The elaborate triple headed design seems to be a development of the
so-called swan necked form, with on additional pegbox. It exists on a
number of surviving instruments, and my design is a combination of
several by Jauck. It has a cambered fingerboard and treble rider.