Behold the theorbo, an enormous baroque lute

"People complain a lot about the space that I take up", says Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny

[Kenny] explains how and why the theorbo was developed in the 17th century, what it was used for, and what it's like to carry it around on the train.

More fabulous videos of ancient and obscure instruments await at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment YouTube channel.