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Elder Scrolls

For other uses, see Lute.

Lute is an instrument in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that is used by bards, and can also be found in homes and inns. The lute as it appears in-game is a fretted, eight-string instrument. The pegs resemble those of many old instruments, including, but not limited to: lutes, cellos, and violins. A lute has a deep round back, in contrast to the similar named instrument found in Skyrim. The Skyrim instrument instead resembles the French lyre-guitar, possessing two horn-shaped struts that appear to be structural supports. These appear to be decorated to look like the head and neck of a dragon. The Dragonborn cannot use lutes, but the instruments can be put into their inventory and used as decoration in player homes.

Quests[]

Find Finn's Lute[]

The Dragonborn must find his lute in Stony Creek Cave and return it to Inge Six Fingers in the Bards College.

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Trivia[]

  • The "lute" music in Skyrim is not recorded with a lute, but rather with a modern classical guitar.

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