Made by one Alfred Brock of Stockholm, Sweden in 1919 this
lute came into my workshop for repair.
A Swedish Lute is a specific instrument - not just a lute made in Sweden.
It has a guitar style six string neck with an additional
six bass strings - the metal bar running from the second peghead to the
body is just to add some strength.
I'm not sure of the correct tuning for it - nor can I play it properly.I think it has a sound of its own and I love the peghead design.
For lots more info on instruments of this style go to harpguitars.net
Here's a short video of me trying to play the Swedish Lute.
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