Surprise!

This is a picture that was taken during a previous lifetime of devotion to music.
My real estate picture shows that I have put on a few extra miles since this one was taken. I just wanted to share this with you.

What you are seeing is a 13 course Baroque Lute built by Richard Berg in Ottawa, Canada. It is a copy of a Martin Hoffman that was built in 1720.
I still have this instrument, but do not have a lot of time to play.
Real Estate takes precedence over this and almost all other things as you know.
You will probably not have had a great deal of exposure to this instrument and its music.
There is more music written for this instrument than the Piano and the Violin combined.
The reason is that almost all music history books have been written by piano and string players. Hopefully with the development of ethnomusicology the truth will come out.

Anyway, you are here for real estate so let's get back to the task at hand.