Hello everyone, I'm a new member and this is my first post.I' m an amateur player and builder of lutes .I've never been fortunate enough to have a professionally made lute in my hands. Basically I'm living in a kind of bubble! So, my question is regarding how tuning pegs should operate. I'm currently on lute number four, a 13 string baroque lute.My last lute stays in tune very well, no slippage or stuck pegs but I do have to put a pretty strong sideways force while I'm tuning or the peg will…See More
"Edward Rusnak wrote to me about the Allard - he has a drawing and builds it: the belly has 6 bars, a J bar and a small treble bar. Mr. Rusnak thinks that the lute may once have been a renaissance lute which would be in keeping with what we know…"
"I believe I have that old Shaeffer recording! It's lovely work. Thanks for your compliment. I did deliberately watch the tactus, feeling that I'd be unable to keep the piece interesting with all the repeats if I chose…"
"Thank you for your thoughtful replies!
I have in fact some experience as a luthier, having made about twenty classical guitars. I have the requisite tools and glues and so forth, so I probably could do the repairs myself, even if I don't have…"