Archlute



a with two pegboxes, one for the stopped strings and the other for the bass strings, which run outside the fingerboard.
Historical Examples

A fine reproduction of Lady Mary Sidney and her archlute faces the title-page of the book.
Springtime and Other Essays Francis Darwin

The archlute, or bass-theorbo, is the largest sized kind of the theorbo, or lute with a double neck.
Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) Carl Engel

There was also an archlute, which in its largest form—six feet in height—was known as the chitarrone.
Springtime and Other Essays Francis Darwin

I can read and write, and my mother taught me to play upon the archlute and to sing.
The Branding Needle, or The Monastery of Charolles Eugne Sue

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