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Lourebach Voboam 5 Course Guitar, Zachary Taylor

Lourebach Voboam 5 Course Guitar, Zachary Taylor 47-VB5LFEZT

 
Era:ModernSKU#:47-VB5LFEZTMSRP:$998.00
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The Zachary Taylor designed 5-course and 6-stringed guitars are based on the instruments made by Rene Voboam. Voboam represented the height of French instrument building in the 17th century. Taylor's major influence was a marvelous 1641 model, located in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England.

The word 'course', when used in the guitaristic sense, refers to more than one string. Most often, it is two, but on some instruments you will find three strings. A common, modern example is the mandolin and bouzouki, both with double strings. On the Baroque guitar, two strings in a course can be tuned in unison or in octaves. When octaves are used for the lower strings, one of the strings is usually tuned an octave higher than the standard string, producing a bright and lively sound.

To satisfy players of conventional classical and acoustic guitars, Zachary Taylor agreed to produce a 6-stringed model. This version of the Voboam has become a successful fusion of styles with great appeal for those who enjoy playing an instrument with a rich history. The 5-course version can be used to play more modern pieces, being that it is tuned similarly to a 6-stringed version without the lowest course.

Specifications:
The 5-course Voboam Guitar comes strung with the Roosebeck 5-Course Baroque Guitar String Set (Item Code RBSBG5C), with the recommended tuning being A2 A2 D3 D3 G3 G3 B3 B3 E4 E4 (AA dd gg bb e'e'). The 6-stringed Voboam Guitar comes strung with the Roosebeck 6-String Baroque Guitar String Set (Item Code RBSBG6S), with the recommended tuning being E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4 (E A d g b e'). We carefully set up each instrument for optimum action (string height): between 0.5-0.7mm at the 1st fret for all strings; 3.0-3.5mm at the 10th fret for the 1st string (or 1st course); and 3.5-4.0mm at the 10th fret for the 6th string (or 5th course). Each guitar comes with a Roosebeck Voboam Hard Case which provides exceptional protection for your instrument. This case features a rugged, faux leather exterior, plush cushioned interior, and a locking fastener. The Roosebeck Voboam Hard Case (Item Code RHCVB) can also be purchased separately.

Materials:
Neck and Sides: Mahogany
Back: Mahogany & Maple
Head Stock Plate, Fretboard and Bridge: Ebony
Soundboard: Spruce
Rosette: Walnut & Spruce
Nut: Buffalo Bone

5-Course Dimensions:
Scale Length: 660mm
Overall dimensions: 902mm length, 228mm width, and 94mm depth
Fretboard Width: 49mm at the 1st fret and 58mm at the 8th fret
Weight: Approximately 1.11 kg or 2.45 pounds.

6-String Dimensions:
Scale Length: 660mm
Overall dimensions: 902mm length, 228mm width, and 94mm depth
Fretboard Width: 52mm at the 1st fret and 58mm at the 8th fret
Weight: Approximately 1.04 kg or 2.3 pounds.

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