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14 course archlute (2008) by Lars Jonsson after Magno Dieffopruchar (Vienna C 45). String length: 67 / 145 cm (7x7 or 6x8), in perfect condition. High level professional instrument with rich and powerful sound, comfortable low action, ideal for both continuo and solo playing. Comes with a fitted Kingham case. Asking price: 6000 € Sound and more info on request. Contact: Pictures
14 course archlute by Karl Kirchmeyr (Vienna 2017), based on Sellas (slightly enlarged). 62 cm (1x1 / 6x2) | 105 cm (7x1); bridge holes for optional single stringing. 13 maple ribs, golden-yellow shellac; ebony veneer; pegs and inlays made of boxwood. Black case with blue plush from Manzano. Technically and optically perfect condition; checked and regulated by Karl Kirchmeyr in spring 2020. Lightweight, excellent playability and action. Colorful and bright, but warm sound; balanced through all registers. Professional instrument, usable for solo playing and ensemble work. Currently strung in gut (courses 1 to 11) and loaded Nylgut (courses 12 to 14). If desired, the instrument can also be strung in Nylgut (a = 415 or 440) prior the sale. €3.450 (original price is €5.450). Can be seen in Bremerhaven (Northern Germany), by arrangement also in Bremen, Hamburg, Hanover or other German cities. Pictures. Contact: / +4917645655234.
6 course bandora, steel and brass strings NRI, String length 736 – 786 mm, Tuning a e c G D C, Fretting 1/6 comma, Valotti. By Karl-Erik Gummeson/Stockholm (1981), Sycamore, spruce and ebony. Very good condition, function and sound (fresh strings). Has been played about five years mainly in Birka Broken Consort ensemble. Including hard case. Pictures Listen to the bandora solo, more. Listen to the whole consort more The instrument is in Stockholm/Sweden, Can be sent elsewhere. Price EUR 1700. I am also selling a cittern! Contact Arne Lindberg
Cittern (1980), Four courses e´, d´, g´+ g, b. Sycamore, spruce and ebony. String length 452 mm. This instrument has been used mainly in Birka Broken Consort ensemble for about five years. Very good condition, function and sound. New strings have been installed. e´ 2x steel 0,20 mm, d´ 2x brass 0,23 mm, g´ 2x steel 0,16 mm, g 1x brass 0,37 mm, b 2x brass 0,30 mm, Pictures Listen to the cittern solo. Listen to the whole consort and more. Model based on ”The Cittern Kit” as can be purchased at Renaissance Workshop Company (Their price: Finished instrument EUR 1359). Not including hard case, VAT or shipping cost. Price including hard case EUR 1100. The instrument is in Stockholm /Sweden. Can be sent elsewhere. I am also selling a Bandora! Contact Arne Lindberg.
Baroque Guitar by Martin Haycock (2007). I am selling my lovely baroque guitar by Martin Haycock. It is a fantastic instrument by one of the world's few excellent baroque guitar makers. It has a stopped string length of 66.5 cm. The neck, fingerboard and pegbox are veneered with ebony. The guitar has a superb, strong, and warm tone throughout and really good projection, doubtless due to a rare “hardwood” yew vaulted back. The spruce top is adorned with an elegant rose and ”moustache” bridge. The guitar works wonderfully for both solo music and continuo, which I find to be a surprisingly rare attribute for baroque guitars. I am only selling it since I have several new instruments arriving imminently. A new guitar from Martin with case would be around €8200 today, I purchased it for €7000. Given that I have used it a lot and that there is some wear, I would be happy to negotiate a reasonable price. The instrument comes with a custom deluxe case by Kingham. The instrument is in Paris but potentially can be seen in London too. Photos can be seen here. For further details contact Benjamin Narvey,
14c Theorbo by James Marriage (2017) based on Matteo Sellas, Venice c.1640. 85.7cm & 168.7cm string lengths. Strung in Aquila nylgut with Aquila varnished gut diapasons. Pear dyed black bridge, pear pegs, 33 ribs (Indian rosewood with boxwood spacers), black walnut neck, lime stained ebony extended neck, and ebony fingerboard. Excellent condition, photographs available upon request. The instrument is located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Contact: Luke Starkey,
Price: € 4850, including fitted Kingham MTM case with black exterior and green interior.
13 course baroque lute, swan neck. 72/99 cm. by Thomas Neitzert, 1988. Restored by Klaus Jacobsen in 2011. Good condition. The lute is in Copenhagen, Denmark. contact Price 2800 GBP
Theorbo in A by Klaus Jacobsen 2010 for sale. 85/160 cm. Single strung. 6+8 , 8+6 or 7+7. Hard case from IKA. The instrument is is in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Info about the instrument in Dropbox contact Price 7100 GBP
6 course lute in A by Jason Petty. 2019. Charming 53 cm a lute. Perfect for early Italian repertoire, ensemble or a young lute player. Located in Melbourne Australia. Hard case included. $5600 AUD or £3000. Contact: