Hand crafted ten string Baroque guitar made by Michael McCarten
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Baroque
10 string
Guitar

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front view of michael mccarten's 10 string baroque guitar model front view of the body of michael mccarten's 10 string baroque guitar model

This model is based on a guitar made in 1700 by Stradivarius known as the "Rawlins Guitar". (see the original here)

This example has Black Cherry neck, back, and sides. The top is Western Red Cedar. The binding, fingerboard, tuning pegs, and bridge are ebony. The headstock is faced with an ebony-maple-ebony veneer.

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The tuning for this guitar is Aa Dd GG bb ee and is strung with very low tension strings which is typical of baroque guitars which are very lightly constructed. Other tunings are common on this type of instrument as well.

rear view of the body of michael mccarten's 10 string baroque guitar model