tredecacordio

13string


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:



# Note Diameter
1 f 0.0275 in / 0.6985 mm Clear Nylon
2 d 0.029 in / 0.7366 mm Clear Nylon
3 a 0.0397 in / 1.00838 mm Clear Nylon
4 F .026 in / 0.6604 mm Wound
5 D .028 in / 0.7112 mm Wound
6 A .034 in / 0.8636 mm Wound
7 G .036 in / 0.9144 mm Wound
8 F .040 in / 1.016 mm Wound
9 E .043 in / 1.0922 mm Wound
10 D .048 in / 1.2192 mm Wound
11 C .040 in / 1.016 mm Wound
12 B .044 in / 1.1176 mm Wound
13 A .048 in / 1.2192 mm Wound


What kind of bracing do you use for this guitar?

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