mikfik wrote: ↑
Mon May 14, 2018 2:04 am
The 13 string Dresden guitar works perfectly for your needs. My Dresden has an 8 string neck (beautifully carved and shaped) and a 640mm scale. It is tuned like a normal guitar and has descending scale as you described plus 2 more strings that can be tuned to anything you want by using appropriate strings.
I simply added the low F and E so it goes all the way down to a bass guitar's lowest string.
Thanks for your answer.
I hadn't thought of a Dresden tuned in E. But I confess 13 strings, while covering the range I'd like and more, is probably a couple of steps too far for me.
I'm coming from an 8 string, started thinking of a 10 string & thought I'd try one extra (I know, the sky's the limit!). However, having tried the Baroque lute with 21 courses I believe 13 strings is too uncomfortable a right hand span.
Do you also make / have an 11 string?
Where are you based?