a with two pegboxes, one for the stopped strings and the other for the b-ss strings, which run outside the fingerboard.
historical examples

a fine reproduction of lady mary sidney and her archlute faces the t-tle-page of the book.
springtime and other essays francis darwin

the archlute, or b-ss-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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