The following listings are from Lute Society members. Items are removed after approximately 12 months unless we have been notified of the sale. Abridged versions of small ads appear in Lute News magazine, published quarterly. Non-members can advertise for a single payment of £10, contact us for details. Sections refer to month the item was listed here. If you submit a item for the listing, please notify us when it is sold.
As you can see, information about your lute should include:- number of courses, string length, maker, year made, historical model if any, general remarks about special characteristics, whether with hard case, your city/region/country, asking price, contact details.
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7 course renaissance lute by Lauri Niskanen in G, string length 58 cm, asking price £ 500, Norway, pictures on request, offers are welcome, contact Geir Ove Myhre:
11 course baroque lute after Laux Mahler by Lauri Niskanen, asking price £ 1000 Norway, pictures on request, offers are welcome, contact Geir Ove Myhre:
6 course lute in G after Venere 1582 by Hendrik Hasenfuss 2006. String length 61 cm, currently Nylgut / 415 Hz. 13 ribs in birdseye maple , neck and pegbox in ebony. Wonderful instrument in perfect condition, great sound and playability. (It's real "Hasenfuss-quality") Included in this sale is a custom hard case (Meinl) The lute is located in Germany (The north) 2750,- Euros . Buyer pays shipping. For more information and pics please contact:
7 course renaissance lute in G or A (possible) by Anna Dölling, London 1993. String length 56 cm. Back & neck in maple - finished lovely in red-brownish. It's a wonderful and "graceful" instrument with a delicate rose. Perfect condition. Currently strung with carbon in 415 Hz (G). Great sound and playability. Comes with Kingham case. The lute is located in Germany (The north) 2500,- Euros. Buyer pays shipping. Please ask for more information and pics:
8 course lute by Stephen Gottlieb, splendid early instrument, built in 1974. String length 63,4 cms, after the grand Warwick Frei. Stephen regarded this design as the finest of all surviving Renaissance Lutes. Back of highly dense medium flamed maple, as the original. Pictures on request. Price EUR 5500, can be seen close to Munich. contact Peter Toeppel
Gittern by George Stevens (November 2001) after Hans Ott, 1450, 5c , string length 44 cm with additional decorations as carved scroll and carved back for sale. Wonderful instrument with great sound and playability in good condition - only some wear on the soundboard and a very small 'ding' at the edge. Comes with a Kingham case. 2500,- Euros , buyer pays shipping. For more information and pics contact
6 course lute after Maler by Martin Shepherd (2018), 67cm string length, suitable for tuning in F (or E). Rippled maple back, beech neck and pegbox, boxwood fingerboard and pegs. £4000 (or 4500 Euros) including Kingham case. Photos and soundfile at luteshop.co.uk/forsale/. Can be viewed in London at Lute Society meeting on 17th November. Contact Martin Shepherd at .
8 course Lute by Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris 1999. After Hans Frei with rose after Magnus Tiefenbrucker, marked with a unicorn by Stephen Barber. 11 Ribs/back in cherry; neck and pegbox in beech. Bridge, fingerboard and pegs in ebony with ebony points and half-edgings. Soundboard of European Spruce. G tuning string length 612mm. High quality hard case. This instruments is in pristine/as new condition, there are two or three marks on the case. Stephen Barber describes it as "a player's instrument." The price is 2800 UK pounds, 3000 Euros or 3500 dollars for the lute and case. Photos available on request. The lute is in north west France but I can arrange delivery to Rennes, Nantes, Paris or London - or it can be collected in person. Contact Ieuan Goch ab Einion at Photos available here.
13-course Baroque Lute by Le Luth Dore (Weiss model) like new with Aquila Nylgut and the new red CD type strings for the basses. Price includes Luth Dore fiberglass hard case. Price: 1800 GBP plus shipping. The instrument is located in Hungary. Photo: www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute/Benko/Lute1.jpg contact
10-course student lute (after Frei) by Carlos Gonzales/Didier Jarny. The instrument is in very good condition. 64,8 cm string length. The instrument is located in France. Photos at: used10crslute.jimdofree.com/ With its rigid case: 1250 €. Contact:
Je dois me rendre à l'évidence et modérer mon activité. Pas facile à admettre mais, c'est ainsi. J'ai donc décidé de mettre en vente certains de mes instruments, plus particulièrement ceux que j'utilise le moins.
Luth à 12 choeurs (modèle "flamand") de Philippe Motet-Rio. L'instrument cordé au vieil ton peut être aussi utilisé accordé en ré mineur ou dans les "accords nouveaux". Une description de cet instrument se trouve sur le site du luthier : www.anselmus.ch
"Le double cheviller et le manche du modèle présenté ici (1) sont en poirier ondé massif, ni teints ni plaqués, tel que le recommande par exemple Mary Burwell (Lute Tutor, c. 1660) : "The flatt part of the Necks of the Lute and the bridge are to be made of ebony, but to Cover the head, the back of the necke with it as some do is improper because it makes the Lute too heavy upon the left hand the neck cold and slippery for the Thumbe and the frettes are never fast, a neck made of a light wood with a fine varnish as neare as may be to the colour of the Lute but you must keepe it cleane". Sur le modèle illustré ci-dessous, la bordure de table est en parchemin de chèvre teinté au noir d'ivoire, la caisse à neuf côtes d'après Magno Tieffenbrücker est vernie à l'huile, et la table est en vieux sapin des Préalpes."
L'instrument est en parfait état, les choeurs graves sont en boyau alourdi.
Étui "luxueux" de Victor Vorko. 5500 euros
Théorbe "français" de Lars Jönsonn. Instrument parfait à la fois pour le jeu en soliste et pour la basse-continue. Petit jeu : 79cm Grand jeu : 158 cm
Étui "sur mesure" Kingham. 7500 euros Les instruments sont en France, contact sur :
12-course lute (Flemish model) by Philippe Motet-Rio. Renaissance tuning but the instrument can be tuned to D minor or new French tunings, The instrument is described on the lute-maker's site: www.anselmus.ch The double peg-box and the neck of the model presented here are in solid figured pear-wood, They are neither stained nor veneered, This is what Mary Burwell recommands in her Lute Tutor, c. 1660: 'The flatt part of the Necks of the Lute and the bridge are to be made of ebony, but to Cover the head, the back of the necke with it as some do is improper because it makes the Lute too heavy upon the left hand the neck cold and slippery for the Thumbe and the frettes are never fast, a neck made of a light wood with a fine varnish as neare as may be to the colour of the Lute but you must keepe it cleane,'
On the model presented here the edge of the soundboard is strengthened by goatskin parchment stained ivory black, the 9-rib body after Magno Tieffenbrücker is oil varnished and the soundboard is of old lower Alps spruce. The instrument is in perfect condition, The bass courses are of weighed gut,
Courses 1 à 8 : 64,5 cm, 9 : 68 cm, 10 : 73 cm, 11 : 78 cm, 12 : 82 cm. Luxury case by Victor Vorko (5500 euros)
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French theorbo by Lars Jönsonn. The ideal instrument for both solo playing and continuo. Regular neck length : 79cm, Bass courses: 158 cm
Custom-made Kingham case (7500 euros) The instruments are located in France, Contact :
Theorbo, 67 / 130 cm, 7+7 single strung, by Matteo Bandinelli (2015) cypress ribs, soundboard, semi-rigid case, 2,800 Euros, Rome, pictures on request; contact Leonardo Pallotta, mobile phone 3484912450,
Archlute, 60 / 90 cm, 1x1 + 6x2 + 7x1, by Matteo Bandinelli (2017) at A=440, rosewood back, soft case, 3,500 Euros, Rome, pictures on request, contact Leonardo Pallotta, mobile phone 3484912450,
Small 14 single-stringed Italian Theorbo String Length : 76/120 cm. Woods : rosewood bowl, spruce soundboard. Case: hardcase Kingham case + Musicover semi-rigid custom hand made case with straps, very useful for carrying the instrument around with bike or just walking. Builder : Filippo Lesca (Turin - 2009) Price : € 3000 ,00 (shipping not included). pictures here : photos.app.goo.gl/QdaVTuNTTMleofJH2 I've been using this instrument for a long time around in Europe and it's comfortable, small and reliable. It fits perfectly in the airplane cabin (I've been flying several times with it). The instrument is here with me in Rome, Italy, please contact me here : ingsimo - at- gmail - dot- com