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.

April 2023

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: Contact Daniel Zapater Caminal, Barcelona,

Dec 2022

8 course lute by Grant Tomlinson after the C36 Venere (Vancouver, Canada: 2014). Modern pitch f '. May also be tuned to low pitch g'. String length: 66.5 cm. Based on the 7 course tenor lute by Vvendelio Venere, Padua 1582, in the Vienna Kunsthistorischesmuseum (C36). This is one of the flagship lutes on Grant’s website. Back of rare old-growth 13 striped yew ribs with both heartwood and sapwood. The neck and peg-box are veneered with ebony. The fingerboard, points and edge binding are of ebony. Inlaid ebony heart below the bridge. This is the tenor in the family of surviving Venere lutes (Octave: C41 Venere, SL 29 cm; Treble: C39 and C40 Venere, SL 44 cm; Alto: 1592 Venere, SL 58.4 cm; Tenor: C36 1582 Venere, SL 66.5 cm). The lute was recently back with Grant for a refurbishment and is in absolutely perfect condition, with a brand-new veneer. The lute comes with a custom Kingham case. Instrument is visible in Paris. Asking Price: €8500 (list price + case). The instrument can be heard on the solo discs “Il Barbarino” and “Jacques le Polonais” by Paul Kieffer. Pictures via LSA website Contact: Benjamin Narvey - .

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