Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Electric Lute

The Lute is a very old European stringed instrument that hasn't been part of popular modern music for centuries. I was at Warwick Castle last Saturday and some guy was walking around playing one. It has a good sound and if you have never heard one before Here Is A Video of Paul Odette, the great Lutenis playing very beautifully. But I wondered, has anybody ever put an electric pickup in one?

As it turns out a guy named luthier Ian has and the Electric Lute produces a fantastic and different sound to what you will be used to hearing from an Electric Guitar.