Two models of nine and ten course lutes are currently offered: a small Frei and our own-design with nine ribs. Both of these bowls can be seen in the eleven course section of the catalogue.
Lutes with the additional ninth or tenth bass courses seem to have appeared in rapid succession at the close of the 16th century. Both of these instruments saw the last of the renaissance or old tuning as experimental or transitional tunings became common on the ten course lute in the early to mid 17th century. The ten course lute is in effect both the last "renaissance" lute type and the first "baroque" lute depending on which tuning system is used.
A body of this type can be seen in the eleven course section.
A body of this type can be seen in the six course section.