Lute Guitar – Musical Instruments
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
The Lute Guitar is a stringed instrument with a small body and a long neck. It measures approximately 96.5cm in length, and the body is 37crn in width. In particular, the length of the body is approximately 48cm; the length of the neck is 34.5cm, and the tuning head is 15-17cm. The width of the top is approximately 34.5cm, and the width of the sleeve in the upper side is 4.5cm and 5.5cm in the lower side. The depth of the body is 16cm. The top of the lute is made of Swedish white wood, without any knots, and the body of kelembeki leaves, of white color for the white lutes and of black color for the darker colored ones.
The lute has 4 strings, a-g-d-c, which are tuned one octave higher than the other. The tasta are carved on the neck of the lute to produce the tones and the semitones. The lute is played with a plume. It is mainly an instrument of accompaniment, so it provides the tune of the song.
There are different names for this instrument in various parts of Greece: Lavouto, Lagouto. Certain historians claim that the lute was introduced to Europe from the Spanish, who took it from the Arabs. Its name comes from the two double strings that it had years ago, LA and OUT, that is c. There is also an 8-stringed lute (doubles d-a-f-c); and later on, more double strings were added at the lower g and the g at the higher side, that is g-d-a-fc-g.
The pin depicts the Lute Guitar
Product: Olympic Pin
Pin code: #03-013-006
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection