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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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Jan 2022

EMS Heritage 6 Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber, bought a few months ago for £799 from the EMS, and not played much. This is the new version of the EMS lute, better in every way than the old model. In excellent condition, though there is a very small nick in the wood on the edge of the soundboard below the bridge. The lute comes with an EMS semi-rigid case, Aquila Nylgut Strings, and a lute tutor book, £500. Can ship within UK if required. The instrument is located in Oxfordshire, UK. Contact Brian Haughton at for further details.

Dec 2021

6 Course Renaissance Lute with 9 Rib Back in G, by George Stevens, after Venere. Very good condition with no issues. I have owned this instrument from new since 2018. Specification: Body - 9 ribs - cherry; Soundboard - Sitka Spruce; Neck - cherry; Pegbox - cherry; Pegs - black stained - fruitwood (plum); Fingerboard with points - laburnum; Bridge - laburnum; Custom Kingham MTM case. Images. Personal collection is preferred. Price: £3,500 ono which includes a custom hard case. The instrument is located in Lancaster, UK. Contact James Stephens at for further details.

Nov 2021

6 course renaissance lute by Martin Haycock (2002), beautiful inlaid fretboard, 11 ribs, 59cm vibrating string length, Kingham case, £3,200. In Edinburgh. For further details and photos please email

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

7 course renaissance lute by Martin Bowers (1999), 11 Yew ribs with Ebony stripes, ebony fingerboard, 58cm vibrating string length, Kingham case, £2,500.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

Nov 2021

14 course Theorbo in A, back in pau rosa, 82cm / 154cm by Oliver Wadsworth (2015) with Kingham MTM case, £6800, contact Richard Matthews, Halesowen, W Midlands,

13 course lute sycamore back, swan neck 70cm/ 95cm by Oliver Wadsworth (2016) with Kingham MTM case, £6500, contact Richard Matthews, Halesowen, W Midlands,

6-course lute in E. In very good condition. String-length 70cm. By Tony Johnson in 2011. Based on the Warwick Frei. There are four photographs of the lute on Tony’s website: www.tonyjohnsonluthier.co.uk – it is the second 6-course lute on the list. Kingham MTM hard case. £3750 Alan Hoyle. 01626 833171.

Oct 2021

8c lute and a restored Louis Panormo guitar for sale from Arthur Robb's workshop in Wiltshire: A 1973 8 course Harwood and Isaacs style lute and case by Michael Sprake for £750; An 1837 restored Panormo for £3000 with original coffin case. Full information at: www.art-robb.co.uk/inst.html, phone 01666-822945 or email

May 2021

3 Method books for Renaissance Lute; the ones by:- 1. Peter Croton, 2 Andrea Damiani, 3 Diana Poulton. Plus The Collected Lute Music of John Dowland. £100 for all 4 books. Tel Norfolk 01692 580361, or .

Mar 2021

Kingham Theorbo Case £400 - Barely used and in good condition — all wear and tear displayed in the photos. Approximate measurements: Length: 192cm, Width (at widest point): 46cm, Depth (at deepest point): 27cm, Body length: 62cm, Width at top of neck: 18cm, Distance from base of body to neck support: 85cm. Pickup from Glasgow, UK preferable but I’m happy to post it too. P&P and any necessary insurance paid by the buyer. Photos and contact form on my website.

Jan 2021

New solo French theorbo (based on Talbot MS dimensions) by Adrian Dodd and Lawrence Dodd (2020) with 76cm and 129cm string lengths. The strings are Nylgut with six courses on the fingerboard and eight on the extension. The tuning is standard re-entrant theorbo tuning in D (a=415Hz). This instrument has a bowl made of rippled sycamore, has a particularly fine Alpine spruce soundboard, ebony veneered neck and a blackened extension, plum bridge and pegs. The bowl is finished with oil varnish. £4450. Includes a fitted Kingham MTM case. More information and pictures can be found at: www.lutherie.uk/forsale Telephone: 01332 232051 email: