In addition to his production of over 900 guitars, Manouk Papazian produced a number of Lutes.
These are designed to be tuned to guitar pitch with the exception of the G tuned down one half step to F# and the seventh course down to D (D, E, A, D, F#, B, E). The more modern fret board and nickel silver frets make this instrument more easily adaptable to those used to the guitar. The modern saddle arrangement also provides better intonation and adjustability than the traditional saddleless lute style bridge.
Beautiful Swiss spruce top with inlaid wood designs and top border with lute style pierced rosette. Ebony fingerboard with Boxwood bridge.
Beautiful bowl assembled of highly Flame Maple, Papazian's rosewood friction pegs, and original Hardshell Case.