Frequently Asked Questions

How is this instrument tuned?

The Tredecacordio is tuned like a baroque lute. Strings 1 through 6 are f D A F D A. The diapason are tuned step wise. Strings 7 through 13 are G F E D C B A. The diapason may change a half step depending on the key of the music that you are playing.

What string gauge do you use?

Here's a chart with the string information:


What kind of bracing do you use for this guitar?

The Tredecacordio uses a fan braced top based on Bernabé ten-string guitars.