The Lute Society: Small Ads Overseas


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.

If you can't find something here, you could try our small ads - UK listings. Also Wayne Cripps has a page with lutes currently for sale on his website (USA).

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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Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement or approval by The Lute Society.

Jun 2020

Renaissance Guitar after Phalese 1570 by Bruce Brook (2009). Beautiful craftsmanship - with carved lion’s head and additional decorations featuring the original woodcarving on & in the Phalese-manuscript. Lovely rose with two layers. The sound is amazing: sweet - and powerful - as you like! (Listen to Mark Wheeler with Pantagruel!). The instrument is in MINT condition and comes with a Kingham case. (Stringlength 54 cm , Nylgut , 440 Hz.) 1990,- Euros or 1800 GBP. Buyer pays shipping. (The instrument is in Germany). For more infos and pics please ask:

Mar 2020

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,

Feb 2020

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.

Jan 2020

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

Oct 2019

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:

Aug 2019

6 course EMS Heritage lute, bought 2017, after Hieber, 600 mm string length. Standard tuning, Aquila Nylgut strings. Made of lacewood, spruce, walnut, including strap and soft case, mint condition, asking price 780 Euros, photos on request, contact Joe Casey, in Dublín, Ireland,

Jul 2019

10 crs student lute (after Frei) by Carlos Gonzales/Didier Jarny. 64,8 cm string lenth. Located in France, Pays de Loire. See photo and more photos. With its hard case: 1050 €, by IBAN transfer only. Contact:

Apr 2019

7 course Renaissance Lute circa 1973, by J Van Lennep, available Birmingham, Alabama, contact Homewood Music, 1712 28th Ave S, Homewood, Al 35209; Bob Tedrow
, Homewood Music : text (++1) 205-910-8262