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A bass lute with an extended neck which supports unstopped bass strings.
- ‘The archlute and the chitarrone or theorbo had, in addition to the strings on the fingerboard, open bass strings on an extended neck with a second pegbox.’
- ‘Baschenis' paintings have the spareness and dramatic lighting of Caravaggio's, but in his still lifes, the lutes, archlutes, violins, guitars, and cellos usually appear without human accompaniment.’
- ‘Playing on an archlute, Cherici also performed a second half of 17 th-century French music for the lute, the best of which was by Pierre Ballard.’
- ‘Another delight is the appearance of the archlute, the theorbo, and the Baroque guitar, particularly in the slow movements, where their mellow plucking ticks off the gentle seconds.’
- ‘He will take the lead at the Festival's Celebrity Concert on Friday, playing work by Bach on archlute, four pieces on Baroque guitar by Gaspar Sanz and work by Mauro Giuliani, Miguel Llobet and Gershwin on modern guitar.’
Mid 17th century: from French archiluth, from archi- ‘chief’ + luth ‘lute’.
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