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 Wayne Cripps has a page with lutes currently for sale at

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.

July 2019

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:

April 2019

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 : text (++1) 205-910-8262

Mar 2019

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 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 : Located in France, Aix-en-Provence. contact .

Jan 2019

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

Dec 2018

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

Sep 2018

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 Can be viewed in London at Lute Society meeting on 17th November. Contact Martin Shepherd at .

Jul 2018

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.