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Lutes and related instruments for sale - UK

The following items for sale from Lute society members - ads also appear in Lute News magazine. Non-members can advertise for a single payment of £10, contact us for details. Sections refer to month the item was listed here. Items are removed after approximately 12 months from listing, but you can re-submit your listing at that stage if required. If you can't find something here you could try our small ads - overseas listings. 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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April 2024

Seven-course lute in G, by Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet (2024) afterHans Frei, 62.5cm diapason, spruce soundboard (from Val di Fiemme),
sycamore back (11-ribs), oil varnish, veneered neck. Strung with Aquila nylgut and wound basses (though all gut strings also available), Fiberglass case included, £4500, in Edinburgh. 07568509740, photos available at
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13 course swan neck lute after Hoffman by James Luff (2023). Built as a student of David van Edwards. Recently strung with Aquila nygut and loaded red nylgut basses. Nicaraguan rosewood back with holly lines, and decorative pegbox carving. Bespoke moulded fibreglass case included in price. Photos and sound samples available on request. Collection from Norwich or Cambridge. Delivery in person to London, or within East Anglia also possible. £3300. Contact: 07518803414,

Mar 2024

7-course lute in G, 610 cm, by David Capp (2004) after c. 1580 Georg Gerle under guidance of David van Edwards, Hard lined case, £1600, in Stowmarket, 07923 467948

4-course guitar, by David Capp (2006) under guidance of David van Edwards, Hard lined case, £1000, in Stowmarket, 07923 467948

Feb 2024

5 course late medieval lute, 58cm, made by Dodd Lutherie, 2023, based on Masaccio altarpiece c.1426. Built for either plectrum or transitional finger playing. The bowl and neck are rippled sycamore and it has unusual medieval features including two roses, reversed bridge, bottleneck etc. Includes Shuster hard case. Located in Derby, United Kingdom. Price £2880. For more details email: , or tel: 01332 232051. Pictures available at following link: www.lutherie.uk/forsale/

Jan 2024

7 course lute in F by James Stallibrass (1989). 67cm, strung in Aquila nylgut and wound on basses. Ribs in yew, with some wear to the varnish. With Kingham MTM case. Great both for solo repertoire and lute songs. A very fine sounding instrument and may be heard on CDs by Hexachordia. Photos available on request. Price £2,300 - Contact Tony Scheuregger, tel 07786057484.

7 course lute in G by Barber & Harris (1993). 60cm, strung in Aquila nylgut and wound basses, recently re-fretted. Birds eye maple ribs, ebony or similar dark wood finger board. Condition is very good with no blemishes. Black Kingham MTM case with faulty catch but still locks up for transport. Photos available on request and may be heard on CDs by Hexachordia. Price £2,500 - Contact Tony Scheuregger, tel 07786057484.

Dec 2023

8-course lute in G. Made by Oliver Wadsworth in 2003 based on a C36 Venere model. 13 Yew ribs with ebony lines. 60cm string length. Pitch Standard a' = 440Hz. The lute has just had a complete 'MOT' by the maker with new strings and frets fitted and the action lowered a tad. It is in very good condition and has had light use. It comes with a fitted Kingham case. Today a lute from this luthier, to this specification, would cost around £5000 excluding the Kingham case. Asking price £2600 including case. The lute lives in South Gloucestershire. Please contact Tim Hine: 0747 98 99 306 or by email:

Nov 2023

6 course renaissance lute by Luke Emmet. Newly made in 2023. 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

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

Oct 2023

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

Jun 2023

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

Apr 2023

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

Feb 2023

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.