laud Shaped similar to the bandurria but bigger, the laud has a longer neck and two f-sound holes. It usually plays the lower notes in accompaniments, counterparts, and in unison with the bass. The old original laud, better known as the lute, has a round body in the shape of a half pear, a flat neck with seven or more frets, and a separate pegbox bent back at an angle.


Scale length: 19 1/4 in. (distance from the nut to the bridge)
Tuning head length:10 1/2in.
Tuning head width: 2 3/8 - 2 5/8 in.
Fingerboard length: 13 1/2 in.
Fingerboard width:
   at Nut: 2 in.
   at last Fret: 2 3/8 in.
   Total: 18
   Clear of body joint: 12 (usually marked with double dots)
Total length : 33 in.
Body length: 12 7/8 in.
Body width: 11 3/8 in.
Sound hole - f : 4 1/8 in. long
Rim depth: 3 3/8 in.
Bridge width: 4 1/4 in.
Bridge height: 7/16 in.
Bracing: Parallel
No. of Strings: 14
String gauges:
1st course (3 strings) G
unwound steel: .010 in.
2nd course (3 strings) D
unwound steel: .012 in.
3rd course (3 strings) A
copper-wound steel: .018 in.
4th course (2 strings)E
copper-wound steel: .032 in.
5th course (2 strings) B
copper-wound steel: .040 in.
6th course (1 string) F#
copper-wound steel