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Laouta/Lavta

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.

Mid-East Lavta with Gig Bag ( LAUT ) Mid-East Lavta with Gig Bag
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 29 x 12 inches. Soft zippered case included. Made in Turkey. (Out of Stock)
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$404.00
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Mid-East Fancy Lavta with Gig Bag ( LAUT-SF ) Mid-East Fancy Lavta with Gig Bag
Approximately 32 (812.8 mm) inches overall length. Nut to bridge is 25.125 inches (638.18 mm). It is 13. 5 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep (342.9 x 165.1 mm). There are 7 strings, in courses of 2; 4 are nylon and 3 are silver wound. Comes set up for CGDA tuning. Zippered case included. Made in Turkey. (Out of Stock)
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Mid-East Lavta String Set ( LAUS ) Mid-East Lavta String Set
Replacement string set for the Laouta. Avarez brand AS-700, includes seven 45 inch long strings in four envelopes, numbered 1-3 & 5. Envelope 1 has two nylon strings with .032 inch gage. Envelope two has two silver wound steel strings with .025 inch gage. Envelope 3 has two silver wound steel strings with .030 inch gage. Envelope 5 has one silver wound silk thread string with .045 inch gage. Made in Turkey.
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SPECIAL NOTE - No Warranty on Strings: Whether you purchase an instrument on-line or in a neighborhood store, manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey to your home. During this time the strings WILL oxidize and this may shorten their life expectancy and may reduce their sound quality. On occasion instruments may arrive with a broken string, therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings as soon as it arrives. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.

Ethnic Musical Instruments

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