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5c baroque guitar after Gaetano Guardagnini (1775) built by Steffen Milbradt, Germany. It’s a model without frills but with a fantastic neck and perfect action & playability. The sound is rich and warm - fine for solo and great for accompaniment /strumming! 66,7 cm string length. Formerly owned by Lee Santana (Los Otros etc.) = professional instrument. A few frets need a replacement some day and there is little wear on the soundboard - everything else is perfect! Comes with a fine fitted hardshell case. Currently nylgut at 440 Hz. The instrument is in Germany. 1750,- Euros. Buyer pays shipping. For more information and for pics please ask:
New 7 course renaissance lute for sale 61,4 cm string length after VENERE , made by gy. Lorinczi. price 1600 euros including home made plywood case.photos or sound samples avaible on e-mail
Theorbo after SELLAS 14 strings , but could be use as the first 6 courses in double strings., 13 maple ribs. made by the German, Hubert KELLER in 1986. String length- 77 cm and 150 cm in A. completly revised by Gy. Lorinczi, good sound and action, All in Aquila nylgut. beautiful and professional instrument. The instrument is unplayed , as new , mint condition. Price 2800 euros with a shipping plywood case. Photos and sound samples on request.
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:
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,
7 course lute by Ivo Magherini after Italian models (1990, Rome). High level professional instrument in a very good condition. Top: spruce; back - ash; fingerboard - byrdseye maple String length 64 cm, works equally well on 440 or 415 Hz. Comes with fitted Kingham case. Asking price: 3000 € obo. Contact: . See also video and pictures
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:
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
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Archlute by Martin Haycock (2018) after Venere (V&A) 8500€. Stringing: 1x1 + 5x2: 67cm, 8x1: 145cm. Kingham Case with velvet inside. A shipping crate in solid wood has been made especially for the instrument and can be used. Pictures can be found here url9.fr/pjvSwn. The instrument is located in Aix-en-Provence, France. contact .
10-c lute by Nigel Solomon (64cm - fall 2016) 1250€ alone and 1380€ with a padded bag from Le Point d'Accroche. Perfect action (3mm at 8th fret) The instrument has a nice and loud sound. Pictures can be found here : 2doc.net/l4wm0 Located in France, Aix-en-Provence. contact .
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:
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