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.
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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Chitarra battente after Sellas, made by Sebastian Nuñez (2001). The instrument can be heard on the CD ‘Canta Venetia!’ (find it on Spotify)
Price €3450. If preferred, it can be set up with gut strings, instead of wire. Adjustment of the bridge negotiable. Pictures on www.earlymusicalinstruments.info/guitars.html, below on the page. The guitar is in Sebastian’s workshop in Utrecht (NL). Contact or
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 hmi.homewood.net : text (++1) 205-910-8262
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:
6 course lute in G after Venere 1582 by Hendrik Hasenfuss 2006. String length 61 cm, currently Nylgut / 415 Hz. 13 ribs in birdseye maple , neck and pegbox in ebony. Wonderful instrument in perfect condition, great sound and playability. (It's real "Hasenfuss-quality") Included in this sale is a custom hard case (Meinl) The lute is located in Germany (The north) 2750,- Euros . Buyer pays shipping. For more information and pics please contact:
7 course renaissance lute in G or A (possible) by Anna Dölling, London 1993. String length 56 cm. Back & neck in maple - finished lovely in red-brownish. It's a wonderful and "graceful" instrument with a delicate rose. Perfect condition. Currently strung with carbon in 415 Hz (G). Great sound and playability. Comes with Kingham case. The lute is located in Germany (The north) 2500,- Euros. Buyer pays shipping. Please ask for more information and pics:
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
Gittern by George Stevens (November 2001) after Hans Ott, 1450, 5c , string length 44 cm with additional decorations as carved scroll and carved back for sale. Wonderful instrument with great sound and playability in good condition - only some wear on the soundboard and a very small 'ding' at the edge. Comes with a Kingham case. 2500,- Euros , buyer pays shipping. For more information and pics contact
6 course lute after Maler by Martin Shepherd (2018), 67cm string length, suitable for tuning in F (or E). Rippled maple back, beech neck and pegbox, boxwood fingerboard and pegs. £4000 (or 4500 Euros) including Kingham case. Photos and soundfile at luteshop.co.uk/forsale/. Can be viewed in London at Lute Society meeting on 17th November. Contact Martin Shepherd at .
8 course Lute by Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris 1999. After Hans Frei with rose after Magnus Tiefenbrucker, marked with a unicorn by Stephen Barber. 11 Ribs/back in cherry; neck and pegbox in beech. Bridge, fingerboard and pegs in ebony with ebony points and half-edgings. Soundboard of European Spruce. G tuning string length 612mm. High quality hard case. This instruments is in pristine/as new condition, there are two or three marks on the case. Stephen Barber describes it as "a player's instrument." The price is 2800 UK pounds, 3000 Euros or 3500 dollars for the lute and case. Photos available on request. The lute is in north west France but I can arrange delivery to Rennes, Nantes, Paris or London - or it can be collected in person. Contact Ieuan Goch ab Einion at Photos available here.
10-course student lute (after Frei) by Carlos Gonzales/Didier Jarny. The instrument is in very good shape. 64,8 cm string length. The instrument is located in France. Photos at: used10crslute.jimdofree.com/ With its hard case: 1050 €. Contact:
Theorbo, 67 / 130 cm, 7+7 single strung, by Matteo Bandinelli (2015) cypress ribs, soundboard, semi-rigid case, 2,800 Euros, Rome, pictures on request; contact Leonardo Pallotta, mobile phone 3484912450,
Archlute, 60 / 90 cm, 1x1 + 6x2 + 7x1, by Matteo Bandinelli (2017) at A=440, rosewood back, soft case, 3,500 Euros, Rome, pictures on request, contact Leonardo Pallotta, mobile phone 3484912450,