5 double course (2x ten-string) double guitar; 1690
Photo: wikipedia

To cover his immortality, and before fellow luthier Orville Gibson was even born, Lessous Paolous travelled by the name Nicholas Alexandre, and built guitars like this! Legend has it a Jameison Pageanious played one harshly at the palace of Versailles. Louis XIV reported his performance was the highest pinnacle in melodic abruptness he had ever the pleasure to hear.