RobMacKillop wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Do whatever you like. It's your life. Your lute. But don't expect lute players to give it a second look. That is probably is of no consequence to you, so there is no problem. Enjoy.
In july I ordered a Gallilei renaissance lute from Le Luth Dore - that I have had recommended at this forum - and got it a couple of weeks ago, more than two months earlier than expected! Santa (Miguel at LLD) really didn't drag his legs
Having no earlier experience with lutes I have nothing to compare with, but it's a lovely, beautiful and really well built instrument, so I'm truly happy! At first I tuned third course Bb to be able to play the first six like a guitar. After some consideration and being a little analytic about it, of course I'll tune it properly. Realised that I have so much technique practise to do that getting used to the slightly different tuning is really nothing in comparison. A wonderful new world to explore!