A very large lute similar to a theorbo, used in Italy in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
- 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.
- He has crafted Renaissance and baroque lutes, theorbos, chitarrones, archlutes, and classical guitars.
- Defining the differences between the chitarrone, theorbo and archlute has always been difficult.
Italian, literally 'large guitar'.
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