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6 course renaissance lute by Luke Emmet. Newly made in 2023 as a stock instrument for sale. String length 60cm. Body after Hieber in walnut. Neck and pegbox in beech. Panelled fingerboard in bog oak and conservation-grade synthetic ivory. Currently strung in nylgut. Warm, full sound and well setup. Comes with fitted case. Price £2950. Located in Colchester, Essex. For pictures and further info contact
8 course lute in g' after Laux Maler by David Van Edwards, 1978. Vibrating string length 61 cm. Made in sycamore, cherry and Swiss pine, 11 ribs, with fitted case by W H Davies. Located in Stourbridge, West Midlands. £1,900. For pictures and enquiries, go to earlymusicmuse.com/instruments-for-sale/
EMS Heritage 8-Course Renaissance Lute (after Hieber) (2022) 60 cm, as new, soft case, in Bearsted, Kent, seller will deliver within reason, £700 ono, contact Robert, 07485 575706
7-course renaissance lute, 61cm, by James Marriage (~2008) for sale – Hans Frei C34 student lute in g’ with hard Kingham case, £1,200. Photographs available on request. In Cambridge. For further details, please e-mail
10 course renaissance lute by Martin Bowers (2019), Ebony inlay fretboard, 11 ribs of figured Sycamore, 62cm vibrating string length, Kingham case, £4.900. In Edinburgh. For further details and photos please email
8 course renaissance lute by Charles Ford (1978), 9 Sycamore ribs, 63.5cm vibrating string length, ebony fretboard, hard case, £1,000. In Edinburgh. For further details and photos please email
6 course lute in G 61 cm, by Stephen Haddock with semi-rigid case, £1000, photos on request, contact Elizabeth Saunders, Kendal, Cumbria, 07816 200289
6-course lute in G by Martin Cummins (1983), 63.4 cm string length, recently restored by Bridgewood and Neitzert, without case, £1000, contact John Worthington, Cheam, Surrey, pictures on request.
Gitterns for sale. I have three new gitterns for sale at present nos. 49 - 51, all different specs but all in my usual late 15 th century style. The bodies are carved and hollowed. One is the basic model that over the years I have most often been asked to make, 5 course with nine strings, 45 cm scale. The other two are deeper body specials – one short scale 45 cm and the other long scale 55cm. All have custom made fitted hard cases available. Prices from £2800 (3220 with case) Please visit my website for the full details. George Stevens