1640 Baroque stile song by J.H. Kapsberger Solo played by Nelson Amos. RESEARCH DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/music-strings-of-history/ - MUSIC STRINGS OF HISTORY. This guitar ancestor Theorbo = plucked string instrument of lute family. Extended neck gives long bass strings; second pegbox. Created late 16th century in Italy, inspired by demand for extended bass range instruments to use in opera. Pinned via CharlotteKnightwalkers.