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Alhambra Laud Model 3C

Product code: AA1563
£449.00
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Alhambra Laud Model 3C Cedar Top

The Laud, a traditional Spanish folkloric instrument features 6 double strings in unison.  The strings are metal and played with a plectrum.

  • TOP: Solid German Spruce or Solid Red Cedar
  • SIDES & BACK: Laminated Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Rosewood
  • MACHINE HEADS: Nickel Plated

More on the Laud:

Laúd is a plectrum-plucked chordophone from Spain. It belongs to the cittern family of instruments. It has six double courses (i.e. twelve strings in pairs), similarly to the bandurria, but its neck is longer. the strings in each course are tuned in unison. Traditionally it is used folk string musical groups, together with the guitar and the bandurria. Like the bandurria, it is tuned in fourths, but its range is 1 octave lower.

Laud's name derives from the Spanish word for lute.

Tuning:

  • 1st: A
  • 2nd: E
  • 3rd: B
  • 4th: F#
  • 5th: C#
  • 6th: G#
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