The following lutes are available for hire.
The society has an extensive collection of lutes available for hire - see Hire lutes for further details.
Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement or approval by The Lute Society.
Original 6crs Romantic Guitar c.1830, a Mirecourt (62cm string length), masterfully restored to full working order by Chris Egerton, in new hard-shell wood case. A wonderful example from the period, mostly original and very little played during the length of its 200-year life. More details available upon enquiry. I'm only offering it for hire as I have another similar and do not desire to possess two simultaneously. The instrument is wonderful! Contact
10/11crs Lute by James Marriage, after Hans Frei 62cm - Contact , tel: 07516322199
6crs Romantic Guitar by Zachary Taylor, after Panormo - Contact , tel: 07516322199
14crs Theorbo by James Marriage, after Matteo Sellas (Paris) 85/168cm - Contact , tel: 07516322199
7crs Lute by Stephen Haddock 55cm - Contact , tel: 07516322199
5crs Baroque Guitar by Alexander Hopkins, Catalan model 64cm - Contact , tel: 07516322199
G lute owned by Robert R Baxter, Whitehaven, Cumbria day: 07739 868263, home: 01946 590554
G lute, owned by NEEMF, held by Gill Knowles, 3 Church Farm GARTH, Shadwell, Leeds LS17 8HD, 0113 273 7477
6 course lute by Stephen Murphy, contact John Yorston 01224 873 694
Several lutes made by students at West Dean College, contact Roger Rose, day tel: 01234 818 235
8 course Mitre lute, contact Judith Sassoon, Tobermory, tel: 01688 302 464
Ken Luckhurst is willing to hire out an instrument, address: Graylands Lodge, Langhurst Road, Horsham, Sussex RH12 4QD, tel 01403 250 837
8c lute by Arthur Robb, after Hieber (1998) with case. Contact: David Abel, 0191 515 2513 (Sunderland)
The following makers listed in the Register of Makers have instruments for hire: Bruce Brook, Luke Emmet, George Stevens, Oliver Wadsworth, James Marriage, Wolfgang Fruh (Paris).