Thomann Arch Lute / Arciliuto


Arch Lute

  • 11 Playing strings in 6 chords and 8 bass Bordun strings
  • 19 Strings in total
  • Tuning of the playing strings: Gg-cc'-ff-aa-d'd'-g'
  • Tuning of the bass strings: F1-G1-A1-H1-C-D-E-F
  • Spruce top
  • Body made of Chinarwood
  • Neck made of maple
  • Walnut fretboard
  • Scale length of playing strings: Approximately 66 cm
  • Scale length of bass strings: Approx. 104 cm
  • Upper nut width: Approximately 9 cm
  • Lower width: Approximately 3.5 cm
  • Body length Approximately 48 cm
  • Total length Approximately 125 cm
  • Height including bridge: Approximately 18 cm
  • Rib height Approximately 16 cm
  • Includes bag
Available since November 2015
Item number 362408
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Lute kind Arciliuto, Arch Lute
tuning Gg, cc', ff, aa, d'd', g'
scale-length 660 mm
fingerboard maple
case included No
Free shipping incl. VAT
In stock within 10-13 weeks
In stock within 10-13 weeks

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Arciliuto o Tiorba?
kin95 19.08.2017
Come prima cosa ci sarebbe da chiarire che si tratta piuttosto di un Arciliuto anziché di una Tiorba. Interessante notare che anche sul catalogo di corde della Pyramid viene utilizzata la parola "Theorbo" nei set che per la loro accordatura (non rientrante) corrisponderebbero a quelli dell'Arciliuto. Quindi, c'è questa ambiguità per quanto riguarda la denominazione.
Lo strumento è tale e quale potete vederlo in foto. Ci suono sopra da 9 mesi e non ho avuto nessuna sorpresa sgradevole. Funziona e suona in modo soddisfacente.
Le lunghezze vibranti sono: 65 cm per le corde tastate e 104 per la tratta, in perfetta proporzione aurea.
Certamente, e come è normale che sia, bisogna cambiare le corde calcolando diametri, altezze e materiali basandosi su dei criteri pertinenti alle conoscenze sulla prassi della musica antica su strumenti a pizzico. Le corde che
vengono montate (in nylon) non sono, a mio avviso, le corde che meglio si adiscono allo strumento.


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High quality for a cheap price
Clem_Yes 03.02.2020
Sound: the sound is clear and of good quality. Since it's a small sized theorbo, it doesn't go as loud as other bigger instruments of the same kind, but the sound is very good nonetheless.

Quality: the overall quality is very good, even though you can see that the manufacturer has been quite scarce on the glue, especially on the 2nd neck. That being said, it's not a problem and the instrument is very playable out of the box (providing you spent two hours tuning it but that's just because it's a theorbo).

The strings aren't that good, they do an honest job but providing yourself with a new set of strings makes the instrument sound 10 times better. They are also quite close to each other, which can sometimes be a tad bit confusing, but once you get used to it it's not much of a problem.

Overall, very happy with the product, even though it's far from perfect, it's still amazingly good considering how cheap its price is. It especially shines when playing solo repertoire, due to the size and shape of it. Great product for beginners and budget-friendly buyers.