Chitarrone und Arciliuto

Thorough bass instruments should be effective at a distance and thus demand a shallow body. The lute top on the other hand determines the timbre of the instrument. Top and body must be well matched, so I choose the wood for the top and the body according to the ideas of the player.
Chitarroni and Arciliuti have long bass strings. Plane Gut strings should measure at least 150cm. There are historical models with fretted strings of between 76cm and 87cm and bass strings of 120cm to185  cm.