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 the LSA also has a page with lutes for sale (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 2022

10c/11c Lute by Martin Haycock (Haslemere, 2010). The instrument is based on the Gerle mould with 11 ribs of highly-figured maple. The neck, fingerboard and pegbox are veneered with ebony and highly decorated with snakewood marquetry. The lute can also be set up as an 11c baroque lute. The lute has a superb, strong, and warm tone throughout and really good projection. The stopped string length is 61 cm with 9 tied frets on the neck, so it is about as big, powerful and resonant a body type as you can get with this rather short string length, a really great combination of oomph and playability. Excellent action throughout and a very comfortable instrument to play, since the body is quite flat and the neck really nice and thin. This 10c allows ultimate flexibility with regards repertoire: you can play all renaissance repertoire on it, most baroque repertoire in 11c set-up, and indeed both solo and accompaniment roles. The instrument comes with a custom deluxe case by Victor Vorko, it is ultra lightweight with a tough carbon exterior. The instrument is in Paris. Photos. Asking Price on demand:

Apr 2022

9 course Renaissance bass lute by Carel Huiskamp (2011). Vibrating length: 75.8cm. Tuned in D. In perfect condition, with case. Clear and deep sound, excellent projection. The instrument is located in Madrid. Price: 2900 EUROS incl. VAT. Contact: Email: Phone: +34 665 233 068 (WhatsApp). Pictures

8-course renaissance lute built by Renzo Salvador in 2007. It is in excellent condition. Vibrating string length 60cm, recently refretted with nylon. This is a truly beautiful concert instrument with a clear, projecting tone. The care afforded to each tiny detail in its construction is stunning, and the checkerboard marquetry is especially unique and expertly made. It has a cypress soundboard and enchanting curly maple back. It is easy to play, and the sound produced is lovely. The pegs are particularly well-formed - tuning this instrument is quite easy and proves stable over long periods of time. Asking price: 4500 euros. Willing to hear offers. The instrument is located in Groningen, the Netherlands. A case is included, as well as several sets of strings and extra fretting material. Additional photos, details, and sound samples are available upon request. Contact: Oliver .

Jun 2021

Baroque 13 course lute Made in 2012 by Travis Carey in Vancouver, Canada. Presently located in Vancouver. Vibrating string length is 69.5 cm (at Course 8), and 70.0 cm (at Course 1). Mint condition, hardly played. Lovely sound. Full, sweet, and rich. It has however two very superficial scratch marks on sound board near the bridge, near Course 1 and 2, caused when the strings for Course 1 and 2 broke. Comes with Kingham Hard Case, also in mint condition. Asking price is euro 6000. This includes the hard case, but shipping and insurance are extra. If interested please contact Ken Lee at , photos will be sent on request.