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6-string romantic guitar by Pierre Marcard (around 1830). Restored by Sinier de Ridder. String length: 63.2 cm, Nut width: 39 mm. Very well playable and astonishingly resonant instrument, perfect for fingertips playing. Magical first string. Can be seen and played in Basel, Switzerland. 4200 EUR (inkl. Manzano hard case). Hi-res pictures on demand. Contact: michalgondko.info/contact/
Theorbo by Gunter Mark (2022), sold with a custom burgundy Gotz case. String lengths 74cm/111cm. Can be set up with single or double strings. Fantastic instrument that can be tuned as a theorbo in A or as a "théorbe de pièces" in D. It can also be set up as a 14c swan-neck baroque lute. The lute has a superb, strong, and warm tone throughout and very good projection. Excellent action throughout and a very comfortable instrument to play, since the body is very flat and the neck very nice and thin. I purchased it for certain projects last year, but I no longer have need of the instrument. Instrument can be seen in Paris. Photos available on LSA listings page. For further information contact Benjamin Narvey at
6-course renaissance lute after Tieffenbrucker by Cezar Mateus (New York) from 1998. 9-rib model, 595mm string length. A six-course lute is a sweet and elegant instrument that works well for the early Italian and French literature, as well as the wonderful Spanish vihuela composers. Soft case included, asking price 6,200 Euros. More info on Cezar Mateus website: www.mateus-lutes.com/renaissance-lutes Contact Daniel Zapater Caminal, Barcelona,
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