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Originally a Paduan chitarrone or lute, converted in the 18th century as a theorbo and in the 19th century as a lute. Later two-piece front, book-matched, of fine to medium grain. The original neck and pegbox arrangements cannot be deduced but the instrument was probably set up as a theorbo with new front and neck in the 18th century. Next to the rebate for the (missing) full-width nut there is a filled recess for a shorter nut for the six stopped strings; the open bass strings would have gone to a second pegbox.

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  • Inscriptions:Printed label: "1600 {-.} [?]{T.} / IN PADOVA Vvendelio Venere [date and initials handwritten]"
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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 1089mm. Width: 365mm. Depth: 164mm.