Generally an 11 stringed instrument, developed in the 1960's and 70's; similar to a classical guitar, tuned higher and with 5 extra bass strings. This arrangement allows classical guitarists to play music written for the lute without the need for transcription or transposition.
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Altgitarren : The Alto Guitar Group
A Yahoo! forum for enthusiasts of the 11-stringed alto-guitar, and other guitars of its kin, to exchange knowledge, information, music and scores.
Brief profile of a composer/guitarist, with discography and sample of his sheet music.
Plays an eleven-string guitar in a variety of styles, from Renaissance lute music through to Celtic and jazz. Includes an interview and details of his recordings.
Brief profile and discography.
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