The "Liuto" (or "lute") derives both in name and form from the Arab instrument known as "al 'Ud" (in spanish "laúd"), which means literally "the wood".
Normally a lute is described as a musical instrument which has a body with a round back and a flat top, a long neck and strings which are played with the fingers.
We associate this instrument with the classic painting of the renassaince with an angel playing a "lute" while fliying.
Is not so simple but is a good first contact with the lute.
We would consider a "lute" or "liuto" as a concept more than a single instrument.
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