Regarding the body, this instrument is a historical reproduction. However, the neck has been adapted to the technical demands of modern ways of playing. The fingerboard is glued on to the neck and soundboard which, through a higher bridge, provides a greater distance of the strings to the top . Additionally, this guitar has been fitted with a tuning mechanism. On demand I can also build this instrument completely in line with the original plan from the museum in Paris.

 

Dear friends and customers,

The Welsch family would like to thank all of Knut's customers and express their gratitude for everyone's kind words.

The closure of the business side has now been completed and all outstanding demands from third parties have been met and no new demands can be processed.

Due to popular demand the Freewheel tuners will probably go back into production around the middle of the year.

11 February 2012

Historical String Instruments
Soundboard :  German Spruce
Back / Sides :  German Maple
:  East Indian Rosewood
:  Brazilian Rosewood
Neck :  Mahogany , laminated
Fingerboard :  Ebony
Standard scale :  650 mm
Tuning machines Freewheel
Bridge :  Ebony
Bridgepins :  Ebony with Mother-of-Pearl
Varnish :  Shellac, matt
 

:  Shellac, hand polished

 

:  Nitrocelulose lacquer,

    matt or high gloss

   

                                  Renaissance - Lutes

Materials / options:

                                        Cister

                         

Own design after a draft by Casparo da Salo from 1560.

Materials / options:

Soundboard :  German Spruce
Back / Sides :  German Maple
Neck :  Mahogany
Fingerboard :  Ebony
Standard scale :  450 mm
Rosette :  Mahogany
Tuning pegs

:  Ebony 

:  Boxwood

Varnish :  Shellac, matt
  :  Shellac, hand polished
Standard tuning :  4 courses: e'e' a'a' d'd' g g

      

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Historical reproduction of an instrument by Hans Frei from

the year 1530.

Materials / options:

Soundboard :  German Spruce, waxed
Round back :  German Maple, Shellac matt
:  German Maple, Shellac hand polished
Neck :  Lime , veneered
Fingerboard :  Rosewood
Standard scale :  620 mm
Tuning pegs :  Ebony
  :  Boxwood
Standard tuning :  6 courses : g´ d´d´ a a  f f  c c  G g
  :  7 courses : g´ d´d´ a a  f f  c c  G g  F f
   
   

   

Historical reproduction of an instrument by W. Venere from the year 1582.

Materials / options:

Soundboard :  German Spruce, waxed
Round back :  German Maple, shellac matt
:  German Maple, shellac handpolished
Neck :  Lime, veneered
Fingerboard :  Rosewood
Standard scale :  650 mm
Tuning pegs :  Ebony
  :  Boxwood
Standard tuning :  8 courses :   g´ d´d´ a a  f f  c c  G g  F f  E e
  :  10 courses : g´ d´d´ a a  f f  c c  G g  F f  E e  D d  C c
   
   

   

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