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Mid-East Lavta with Gig Bag

Availability: Out Of Stock
Product Code: LAUT
Lavta, with Soft Case. The Lavta was popular in the an early 20th century among Greek and Armenian players. The lavta has a body made of solid wood staves, a guitar-like neck with tied movable nylon frets, a 'mustached' bridge and inlayed rosette. The pegbox is at a sharp angle to the neck, like the oud. The tuning pegs are violin style friction pegs. The Lavta is sometimes called a Laouta (ending in a ) but not a Laouto (ending in o ) which is a different instrument. The Lavta is more of a melody instrument which has a much lower tension on it than a true Laouto.
It is played, Like and oud, with a long thin plectrum. There are 7 nylon strings in 4 courses, 3 paired and 1 single. Comes set up for CGDA tuning.
Approximately 31 x 12 inches. Includes padded gig bag.
Item overall: 31" L x 6" H x 12" W.
Body/Bowl: 17" L x 6" H x 12" W.
Body: mahogany and walnut staves; mustache; inlay.
Neck: mahogany and walnut.
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce with black pick guard.
Strings: There are 4 courses of 7 strings - 3 nylon wound and 4 nylon.
Tuning Pegs/Levers: 7 pegs made out of wood.
Nut: Made from bone. Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 1.5" W.
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25" W.
Bridge: wood Strings at Bridge: 2.25" W.
Scale Length: 11".

Product Specifications:
  • Brand: Mid-East
  • Product Type:¬†Lavta
  • Item Weight: 1.4 lbs.
  • Item Length: 31 Inches
  • Item Width:¬†12 Inches
  • Item Height: 6 Inches
  • UPC Code: 844731008658
  • Origin: Turkey
  • Shipping¬†Specifications:
  • Ship Weight: 41 lbs.
  • Ship Length: 37 Inches
  • Ship Height: 19 Inches
  • Ship Width: 13 Inches
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