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Lehmann
Vielle, Rebec & Lute

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Lehmann Vielle

Medieval Fiddle - Treble and Tenor Models

 The Vielle, or Medieval Fiddle is built with either a flat bridge for chordal (drone) style playing, or arched bridge for melodic playing.  It has 5 strings and a guitar-shaped flat body with 6 tied frets.  The Vielle is a predecessor of the Viola da Gamba, and of course, the modern violin. My Treble model employs the string length of a modern violin and it can be played under the chin or da gamba, as you wish  Historically, there were many tunings used in different periods and for different styles.  

   The Tenor Vielle has a 20" (508mm) string length and may be tuned G-c-e-a-d' or variations.  It is to be played da gamba style, held between the legs.  

   The vielle is set up with plain and overspun gut strings.  Options include PegHed brand geared viola pegs, chip-carved rosettes, Medieval bows, cases, and more.  Call or e-mail for complete price and option list(You can also choose from among our in stock models)

Model Rebec

3 String Medieval Fiddle

The rebec evolved from 9th c. Arabic instruments and gained popularity in 13th c. Europe for its cheerful melodic voice.  It is a 3 stringed Fiddle with a teardrop-shaped carved body and a flat top.  The Rebec has a bright sound, and is a wonderful solo melody instrument.  The Lehmann rebec is built with a string length like a modern violin, and is set up with 3 plain gut strings.  I make 2 treble models: standard and artist.  Bows and cases are available.  Call or e-mail for complete price and option list(You can also choose from among our in stock models)

Lutes

Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque

Three models of lutes are built on a custom ordered basis. The Medaeval lute is patterned after Arnault de Zwolle, The Renaissance lute is from Giovanni Hieber, and the Baroque model is designed after Michael Harton. Materials and details are all custom and I encourage you to call me to discuss your needs and wishes. Price list with options on request.

The Arnault Model is a Medaeval style plectrum instrument strung in plain gut. It has five double courses of strings and employs a Gothic styled rose in pearwood and parchment. Prices start at $3950.

The Renaissance Model is patterned after Giovanni Hieber. It has nine ribs and can be built with 6. 7 or 8 courses. The string length is 59cm. It has a full round back and can be fit with an elevated chantarelle peg. Prices start at $5500.

The Baroque Model lute is patterned after Michelle Harton of 1599. It is constructed with 11 ribs forming a flattened or oval shaped back. It has a mensur of 64cm and can accomodate between 8 and 13 courses. Bass extensions and chantarelle riders are options. Prices for this instrument start at $8550.

Call or e-mail for complete price and option list(You can also choose from among our in stock models)

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