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Here are some lutes for sale. I am posting this as a service, and I can not make any recommendations, as I have never seen these instruments nor met the sellers. They are listed with the most recent contributions on the top. Please reply to the sellers directly, and not to me. If you buy or sell one of these lutes, please notify me so I can take it off the list! If you are looking at instruments to buy be aware that people don't always tell me when they sell their instrument. If the instrument has been listed for over a year there is a 50 percent chance that it is sold. If you want me to post your instrument please read this

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  • Baroque Guitar based on Antonio Stradivari, made by Luciano Lovadina in Treviso (Italy) in 1987,
    new fingerboard, new bridge and restoration by Antonio Dattis in 2017.
    String length is 67 cm.
    Spruce top, rosewood pegs and ebony fingerboard, flamed maple back and neck.
    The guitar is used but in excellent condition, fully functional and perfectly in tune.
    It comes with a semi-hard case (see photo), very light and built to measure. Great for flight travels.
    You can see it and hear its sound on:
    The instrument is in Lecce (south-east Italy).
    Price asked is 1900 euros plus shipping.
    contact: Luca Tarantino +39.348.4857659
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    December 6 2017 still for sale
    January 16 2018

  • 8 Course Renaissance Lute 2014 by Kenneth Wryn, based on Hieber
    Like New condition
    Fitted Kenneth Wryn deluxe custom hard case included
    String length 590mm, width at nut 69mm, neck thickness at nut ~21mm, neck/body joint 25mm
    17 Rosewood ribs 40+ years aged with African Blackwood spacers
    Spruce soundboard from Bob Lundberg ~1990 – 1992
    African Blackwood fingerboard/neck veneer/peg box
    French Polish bowl and peg box, oil on neck
    Strung with Pyramid rectified nylon – silk/brass overspun
    Extra unopened set of Pyramid strings – silver
    LOXX strap locks – can accommodate wooden buttons
    $4200 plus shipping
    Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Contact: +1 323 533 0328 –
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    November 6 2016 still for sale
    January 11 2018

  • A Louis Panormo guitar has been restored in my workshop and is now for sale.
    It is an 1826 Panormo Fecit with ivory frets. The cost is £4500. Photographs and information are at:
    Contact Arthur Robb at or on 01666-822945.
    If you are interested, I would always allow you time to try out the guitar here in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
    January 11 2018

  • Marcos Kaiser Baroque Guitar for Sale (2016)
    69cm string length, flat back in maple, AMS (Brazilian manufacturer) hard case included.
    Price € 2.200, freight not included. The instrument is located in Brazil, but can be shipped worldwide.
    Contact for more information and purchase:, Glauco Netto
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    January 11 2018

  • 11-course course lute 68 cm by Stephen Murphy 1979 after Martin Hoffman.
    Very nice instrument with plenty of character. Good action all the way. Can be heard on Gallot and Dufaut records by Pascal Montheilet.
    Negotiable price with case 4500 €.
    please contact for more info and (better) photos. The lute is currently in Finland.
    tel. +358 40 53 95 219
    January 8 2018

  • Fully restored, mid 19th-century guitar made by Pierre Marcard.
    New fingerboard. In very good condition. Beautiful soundboard.
    The label reads: "Questa Gitara ... Comprata a parigi 1859 ..."
    (This guitar ... was bought in Paris in 1859...).
    Modern standard case included. € 3000.
    Fabio Refrigeri, Rome, Italy -
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    January 1 2018

  • 10-course lute by Lawrence D. Brown, 2013.
    Bowl is 30-year-old maple. Soundboard German spruce. 25 inch string length. Wide body is comfortable and gives a sonorous, oud-like sound in the bass and midrange. Currently strung at 415 in nylgut, copper, and KF. Cambered fingerboard allows for thick frets along the neck. Built-in K&K contact mic.
    $4500 includes hard Kingham case and K&K Pure Preamp.
    The instrument is located in Indiana, USA.
    Contact Taylor di Clemente at
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    November 29 2014
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    December 19 2017

  • 6 course vihuela de mano in g, by Francisco Hervás (2014).
    String length: 59.5 cm.
    Mahogany back and sides, cypress neck and pegbox and spruce top.
    An amazing sounding instrument, wonderfully decorated, almost a collector's item.
    Price (including case): 4600 euros.
    Can be seen on the right here:
    Photos on request. instruments can be seen in Madrid.
    Contact Ariel Abramovich: +34625446787
    December 15 2017

  • 6 course Vihuela de mano in a' by Marcus Wesche (2009)
    String length 55 cm.
    Cypress vaulted back and sides, cypress neck and pegbox spruce top.
    Price (including case): 3500 Euros
    Here is the one:
    instruments can be seen in Madrid.
    Contact Ariel Abramovich: +34625446787
    April 10 2017
    December 15 2017

  • 6 course lute, early 16 C model, based on various sources of iconography, built by Alfonso Marín in 2013.
    String length: 59.5 cm.
    Maple back, pear wood neck and pegbox, wonderful spruce top.
    Price (including case) 2950 Euros.
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    instruments can be seen in Madrid.
    Contact Ariel Abramovich: +34625446787
    April 10 2017
    December 15 2017

  • beautiful 6-course lute made by the prestigious maker Ivo Maguerini (2014) for sale.
    The instrument is in excellent condition. Spruce soundboard and figured maple body. Nice transparent sound, good projection and playability. 61 cm string length. Includes Kingham MTM case.
    can be seen in Madrid.
    2700 € plus shipping.
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    December 15 2017

  • A rarely seen 11 crs Swan neck lute based on Johann Zacher/Darcher(?) c1691 Bresslaw/ Michielle Harton, Padua (MIR899).
    Lightweight, yew multi ribbed shallow body with veneered neck with holly lines, ebony fingerboard, pear wood bridge, stained maple swan neck, strung all in gut in f' a=415Hz, Kingham case included. It could be restrung for 11crs Archlute music as has been suggested and suitably loud enough considering the shallow body (11cms)
    located in Derby, UK.
    Price £4690
    Contact jamarriage (at)
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    December 12 2017

  • Theorbo for sale. Model after Buchenberg,
    string length 89/160 cm, 7x7 or 6x8, multi-rib maple back, top - alpine spruce. The theorbo was made in 2014 by Christo Georgiev and works equally well on 415 and 440 Hz, suitable for both continuo and solo repertories. No cracks or damages.
    Comes with soft bag and hard RCH case.
    Asking price: 3700 €.
    Available in Europe.
    For more questions, pictures and sound, please email yavorusmagnus AT
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    November 28 2017

  • 7c Renaissance lute by German luthier Wolfgang Emmerich
    Nice condition and projection, incl. almost new Meinel case. Just selling it because I want to buy a baroque lute.
    Located in Cologne area, Germany
    price is 2350 €
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    November 26 017

  • 10-c lute by Nigel Solomon, perfect action and condition. 1250€ alone and 1380€ with a padded bag from Le Point d'Accroche.
    Located in France, Aix-en-Provence.
    November 26 2017

  • Vihuela for sale. built in 2013 by Michael P.Nalysnyk, England.
    Spruce Top with nice Pearwood/Ebony decoration, Back and Sides Maple. String length 60 cm. Works both in g and a tuning.
    Comes with a standard TKL Case.
    Price 1700 €.
    The Instrument is located in the south of Germany and can be seen in Salzburg/Austria or Munich.
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    November 19 2017

  • Lesser French Theorbo, built by Stephen Barber & Sandi Harris (2005)
    String length: 760mm (diapasons: 1400mm) Custom hard Kingham case. Back of 11 ebony ribs, striped with golden rosewood; ebony fingerboard; ebony veneered upper neck; spruce soundboard with triple rosette. An extraordinary instrument, in perfect condition.
    Price: 4800 €
    The instrument is located in Rome, Italy
    Number: +39 373/7595748
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    November 18 2017

  • Archlute from Renatus Lechner (2015) for sale.
    Model Sellas 64,4/134cm (6 courses + 8 bass strings). The archlute lute is like new, not used. Beautiful and projective sound, easy to play. The lute is almost not played in a very good condition. It is in Germany - Bremen.
    The price is 4500,- € with hard case.
    For more photos or if you are interested please contact me on: or +4915786396056
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    August 7 2017 October 6 2017 October 23 2017

  • Theorbo by Van Der Geest (1983)
    Diapason 75/110.
    It is a great instrument with a really nice color of the sound, and it is really comfortable to play; I am selling it to buy another theorbo that i like and unfortunatly i need to seel my Van Der Geest for it. The soundboard (harmonic table) is original, but the bridge was replaced some years ago (not from me but it is a very well done job); the case is included.
    Price euro 3900
    The theorbo is now between Swizerland and Italy (I travel in both places)
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    October 19 2017

  • Early Romantic guitar by D.A. Roudhloff, ca. 1848, London.
    Excellent condition, very playable, needs no repairs or setup work. Spruce top, mahogany back and sides with Brazilian rosewood veneer. Neck also has Brazilian rosewood veneer. Original tuners. Hardshell case; not fitted.
    $3,500 USD - shipping is included within North America.
    The guitar is in Oregon.
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    for additional photos or information contact:
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    March 2 2017
    October 11 2017

  • 7 course, 58cm Venere Renaissance Lute by Daniel Larson - 2012. Excellent (Mint) condition.
    Cherry wood, Italian alpine spruce top with ebony binding, Cherry fingerboard with ebony binding. Custom Kingham case included. Free shipping within the USA.
    $3,500 (dollars)
    Contact The lute is in Iowa.
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    October 9 2017

  • 7-c. lute by David E Fitzpatrick.
    61cm string length, Swiss Alpine top, Maple ribs, Rosewood fingerboard and half binding. Built nearly two years ago but not pl ayed very much. Excellent condition, comes with a bent plywood case.
    $2,000 plus shipping.
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    October 6 2017

  • Vihuela by Dan Larson (2003)
    • 59.5cm string length / spruce top
    • birds-eye maple sides and back
    • ebony pegs
    • ebony front binding
    • maple/ebony veneered neck and headstock
    • maple/ebony inlayed fingerboard
    • 5 small soundboard inlays
    • Kingham case included
    • strung in nylgut (will include new Aquila CD red basses)
    $3,600 plus shipping/insurance
    Instrument is located in Los Angeles, CA
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    October 1 2017

  • Vihuela by Daniel Larson - 2017. Mint condition.
    59cm string length. Cedar top, maple back and sides, boxwood pegs. Strung in nylgut. $3,300 includes Kingham case. I'm selling only because the string spacing is a bit narrow for my fingers. This instrument has a rich and intimate sound. Shipping within the USA included in price.
    Contact The vihuela is in Oregon.
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    September 29 2017

  • 7 Course Renaissance Luth, Model Wendelio Venere 1592 made in 2017 by Baptiste Guillemin
    Great sound and playability, the lute is curently strung with nylgut and copper with nylon treble
    Lightly historical constructed with a 590 mm string length
    Spec tech
    - AAA Europeen Spruce top with ebony edging
    - G.Gerle Rose pattern
    - Shell: 19 grenadillo ribs with black spacers.
    - Ebony fingerbord,
    - Beechwood double walled pegbox construction and neck veneered with Mexican ebony both finished in oil
    - Grenadillo pegs with pips
    - Kingham case include
    Asking price 3400$ US + Shipping from Canada
    Instrument can be seen in Quebec city
    Please contact me for further information:
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    September 26 2017

  • 8-course tenor lute (in f) by Stephen Gottlieb, built in 1979,
    the exact era of (if it wasn't THE lute, hard to tell really, but looks like it)
    String length 67 cm with a very comfortable action. Multi ribbed back in yew. Mint condition! With fitted original Paxman case, also like new. This rare instrument is perfect for song accompaniment with counter tenors and is surprisingly easy to play thanks to the perfectly low action hence the string length of 67.
    Location Berlin, Germany.
    Price and photos on request.
    Please call +49 157 74943449 or email me:
    October 25 2017

  • 8-course Renaissance lute, Andres Sender, Sacramento, CA; 1998.
    64cm mensur. Loud and clear tone. Currently strung in original nylgut and silverwound strings at A=440; probably needs new strings and it would sound better in A=415, or even in F at A=440. Comes in a whimsically decorated hard case.
    The instrument can be seen in Portland, OR.
    Asking $1500 plus shipping.s
    Email mollyclasen(at)
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    September 12 2017

  • For sale 13c Baroque Lute by Bernd Holzgruber (1982)
    String length 72 / 104,5, swan-neck, 2500 Eur with hard case plus shipping.
    The instrument can be seen in Konstanz or Bologna.
    Pictures on request:
    September 12 2017

  • Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris 8-course student lute
    63cm string length
    asking $USA 1300 (or reasonable offer)
    Currently sells for about $2300 new, this one is from the early 90s
    Comes in the original shipping box
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    September 8 2017

  • 8 course lute, made by Stephen Barber in 2012.
    Excellent condition and recently re-fretted. comes with Kingham case. Asking $3,500 or best reasonable offer.
    Mike Hawrylycz
    Seattle, WA
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    September 5 2017

  • 10-course bass lute in D
    made by Jason Petty in 2016
    75 cm string-length tuned in D (415)
    11 ribs of figured maple with ebony veneered neck and pegbox, pear tuning pegs
    Nylgut trebles and copper overwound basses.
    $6500 USD includes Kingham case.
    email: instrumentorium(at)
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    August 28 2017

  • Baroque Guitar made by Dan Larson.
    Figured maple back and sides; Spruce top; Mahogany neck and head. String length is 64 cm. This is a beautiful sounding guitar, currently strung with Pyramid nylon. No dings, repairs or scratches. Excellent condition.
    Price with Kingham case: US$2900.
    Located in Frederick, MD, USA.
    Contact David Rastall at or 301-378-2278.
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    August 15 2017

  • New Vihuela 2017 66 cm by Paulo de Carmo , 6 course, beautiful tone and great action
    located in New Hampshire, please email for more info or to
    1900.00 USD plus shipping or local pick up
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    August 7 2017

  • 13 courses baroque lute built by Carlos González in 2004.
    The instrument is in perfect condition and has a spectacular sound that is increasing with the passing of time. The lute is constructed of pine wood for the top and maple and rosewood for staves.
    Hardcase included.
    The instrument is currently in Málaga, Spain. I can ship worldwide.
    Price: 5400€
    Contact: +34.692.140.286 or
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    July 30 2017

  • 7-course lute by Steve Roslund, 1999.
    This lute comes with a crappy plywood case, but it is the best-fitting crappy plywood case I have ever seen. The bowl is of what looks like ash. 60 cm scale length. This lute is a great student instrument. It compares very well in every way to lutes made in the near-east, and to lutes made in China – through France. (Names withheld to protect the innocent)
    $800.00 plus shipping.
    Contact: Joseph Mayes – or 856 858 8902.
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    June 30 2017 still for sale
    January 11 2018

  • 6-course lute by William Good, after Gerle, 59.7cm string length.
    European Spruce soundboard, 11 ribs of figured ash in a golden brown oil varnish. European beech neck and pegbox, plum fingerboard and pegs. Includes Kingham case.
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    June 21 2017 still for sale
    January 12 2018

  • • 8 Course Renaissance Lute
    • Location: Hamburg, Germany
    • Contact: BARBARA FERLONI
    • String length: 59.5 cm in G tuning
    • Maker: Barbara Ferloni.
    • soundboard :alpine spruce, edging in ebony
    • body: cherry with ebony lines
    • neck: ebony veneer with maple lines
    • fingerboard: ebony
    • pegbox: cherry with ebony veneer
    • pegs: cherry with pips in box
    • strings NY aquila
    • price: 4,000€
    • padded case
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    May 17 2017 still for sale
    January 14 2018

  • 10-Course lute by Stephen Barber & Sandi Harris, after Hans Frei
    1991, 64 cm, stunning bearclaw spruce top, 11 ash ribs, ebony fingerboard, Kingham case. This instrument has been carefully maintained over the years and has never needed any significant repair. It is in exceptional condition for its age. Instrument is currently in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
    $3500 plus shipping
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    April 30 2017 still for sale
    January 21 2019

  • 8-course Renaissance lute by Stephen Barber, 2002.
    After Hans Frei, 63 cm. In perfect condition, beautiful instrument. Comes with Kingham case.
    Price: 3300 Euro
    Lute is located in Malmoe, Sweden.
    April 28 2017 still for sale
    January 11 2018

  • 19th Century Guitar for Sale by Lourdes Uncilla 2013. Guitar modelled after Petit Jean L'Aine model (ca. 1790).
    Six strings, with exceptional character, color and sonority .Perfect for Sor and later composers. Maple back and sides (typically French construction of the time, like bow instruments), with pine-spruce top and ebony on the fretboard. Ebony pegs (without mechanism) and the bridge holding the strings with buttons, also made of ebony.
    The scale is 65 cm. The finish is natural wax for the top, rubber-lacquer for the box and lacquered in black for the neck. Comes in hand made Spanish case. The Guitar is in excellent condition with excellent projection and tone.
    $4500 Au.
    This guitar is in Melbourne Australia but will ship worldwide for around $300.
    Contact me for more details or more photos/ sound bite.. ph +61416189231
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    April 17 2017

  • Baroque guitar, model Stradivari for sale
    Made by great luthier Jiri Cepelak in Prague 2016.
    Model Stradivarius, string length - 65 cm.
    Custom case included.
    Lovely, professional instrument. No signs of using.
    Asking price - 2500 € + shipping from Poland.
    Payment - via bank transfer only. I have enough fake offers with the same scenario. So if you want to make an offer, pay via paypal and do not care about shipping etc. - do not waste my time - I know it's fake offer.
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    April 10 2017

  • An Arthur Robb eight course lute begun in 2013 is now available.
    The string length is 600mm and it is tuned to g. The 13 rib body is figured English sycamore and the soundboard is Swiss pine. The price of £3000 includes a Kingham (MTM) case and it can be shipped worldwide. A full set of photos is at . Contact Arthur Robb at or on 01666-822945.
    April 5 2017 still for sale
    January 11 2018

  • THEORBO for sale by Jorge Sentieiro:
    After Sellas, String length 76/138 cm, 14 single strings, disposed either 7+7 or 8+6; powerfull and clear sound. This is a new instrument from my workshop, with Kingham case. The ribs are of yew, best spruce top of swiss pine.
    Price 5500 Euros.
    It can be tried in Basel, Switzerland. Please write for more information:
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    April 4 2017

  • 11 Course Baroque Lute by Liuteria d'Insieme of Milan (2009) after J. C. Hoffman (1716); 68cm; bridge and nut prepared so it can also be configured as a 10 Course Renaissance Lute;
    Rosewood 9 rib bowl; very fine grained spruce belly; in excellent condition.
    Generous string spacing and ideal action make for good playability.
    Custom Kingham case included.
    Replacement value approx. € 2,800
    Price: € 1,900, including professional packing and shipping within EU
    [Discount for pickup within 100km of Lisbon, Portugal.]
    further info:
    Contact: dcartier10 [at]
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    March 28 2017

  • 7-course Renaissance Lute by Robert Lundberg in1975.
    This 7-course Renaissance lute was made by Robert Lundberg in1975. It has a book matched medium grain spruce top with 11-rib domestic yew bowl joined with fillets in between. The neck is possibly limewood with the head veneered with rosewood, turned boxwood pegs and a fingerboard of Black African Ebony. String length is 61cm with 8 tied on gut frets and 4 wooden frets on the soundboard. The bridge is stained black with stamped decoration and a bone nut. The rosette is a Star of David. Robert Lundberg made this lute with a custom case in 1975 and I purchased it in 1980 and used it in the Collegium Musicum at the University of Iowa. It has an excellent sound and is very playable, but as a professional guitarist playing 19th-c. and modern guitars, I have rarely used this fine instrument since the 1980s. It is in mint condition.
    Price: $3,000.00 US dollars; buyer pays shipping. PayPal or personal check preferred.
    Contact: John Dowdall at or 319-360-6366.
    Lute is located in Marion, Iowa -brune USA.
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    March 27 2017 still for sale
    January 11 2018

  • 10-course lute by Lawrence K. Brown, 1987, string length of 66.5, currently strung as an F lute at A=440.
    I have strung it as a G lute but it is happiest strung at F. The bowl is made of 37 shaded yew ribs with rosewood spacers. The instrument is based on a lute by Magno dieffopruchar, Venetia / 1609, which is currently in the Museo Civico Bardini (nr. 144) in Florence, Italy. This instrument is currently strung in Nylgut and Savarez NF strings. It has a rather deep bowl which gives the bass a very full sound.
    The instrument is in Cincinnati, OH.
    $ 4000 USD with case.
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    March 22 2017

  • Vihuela 6 course for sale.
    Woods: rosewood and maple.
    Diapason: 63 cm.
    Luthier: Gianluca Ceccarini
    Conditions: New
    Country: Italy
    Price: 2,000 €
    Web site:
    February 21 2017

  • Student theorbo after Magno Dieffoprouchar made by Marco Golinelli (liuteria d'insieme) in 2008.
    Val di fiemme's red spruce soundboard, rosewood ribs with holly spacers, maple neck and extension painted (extension is rosewood veneered on top), ebony fingerboard and pegs, pear and ebony bridge. String length 74/140cm.
    It comes with a RCH wooden case and a Musicover waterproof hard bag.
    The instrument is now in Venice, Italy.
    I'm willing to ship it by mail if needed.
    It has got a small crack on the upper part of the soundboard that the luthmaker made accidentally while he was opening the instrument to correct the action.
    Anyway, it's located over the junction and it doesn't reach the vibrant surface so it's not a problem for the sound quality.
    I'm asking € 2200.
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    February 8 2017

  • Simple but such beauty 13c Baroque Lute. Swan Neck after Thielke. 75x90e
    Perfect for a beginner. Powerful basses. I would take 1750 eu, (new it coast 3500) because there is a crack on the sound board and perhaps it should to be reduce the strings action on the fingerboard, it depends on your taste. It is still completly playable and easy to play.
    The instrument is located in North Germany, near to Hamburg.
    January 23 2017

  • Baroque Guitar by Blackbird Music (Mel Wong), San Francisco, 2002.
    Verboam-style with ornate rosette and mustache bridge decoration. Spruce top, Rosewood back & sides. 67.5 cm string length. A couple seams or splits opened early in the guitar's life but have been professionally repaired and remain barely visible and completely stable. I have played this guitar in solo, chamber and orchestral settings for years and it has served me very well in all cases. a crisp, clear sound from a solid and well-made instrument. Currently strung in gut, but I can restring it in Nylgut before shipping/selling.
    $3400 includes a custom Kingham case, restringing in Nylgut (or spare set of new Nylgut strings) and shipping/delivery to lower 48 USA.
    The instrument is located in St. Louis, MO
    Clips with this guitar (#1 audio: solo, #2 audio: orchestral & chamber setting, #3 video: chamber)
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    January 18 2017 still for sale but might be sold soon
    January 11 2018

  • Vihuela / baroque guitar made by one of the best luthiers - Jaume Bosser in Catalonia, Spain - september 2014.
    It's a lovely instrument, very good condition - no defects etc. great for beginner and student level - great for vihuela, but it can be tuned and string as baroque guitar if you do not have enough money to buy both of instruments. I played both without problems. 
    I played this instrument professionally in theatre play and it was really amazing sound. Now I do not play anymore, so that's why I'm going to sell this instrument.
    With good gig bag and BONUS - authentic like copy of Milan "El maestro" published by Sociedad de la vihuela in Madrid. True beauty. 
    Price 1550 euro + shipping from Poland.
    you can ask me any questions.
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    January 12 2017

  • 2013 Chad Neal archlute; 67/140, 6+8/7+7; rosewood ribs, after C36. kingham case. $4,750 obo.
    Lute is in NY/NJ
    Contact: Kevin [dot] dixonpayne [at] gmail [dot] com
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    December 23 2016 still for sale
    January 11 2018

  • magificent 7-course vihuela by Julio Castanoes (2005)
    very light and responsive instrument with a great sound by one of the best vihuela makers.
    Tuned in A (a=415 Hz). String length 56 cm.
    Pictures on request.
    Price including case: 2700 EUR
    The instrument is in the south of Germany:
    June 25 2015 updated
    November 4 2016

  • 1830s Lacote guitar built by me--Sterling Price-- in the workshop of Michael Thames, who signed underneath the soundboard.
    63cm string length. This guitar sounds amazing. There is a scratch on the soundboard and part of the ebony binding has a gap. There are engraved ivory panels (made from ivory piano keys). The perfectly working tuning pegs are made of very white holly. Maple back and sides and of course a nice spruce soundboard. String action is superb. I love this guitar and I'm only selling out of need.
    price: $1900
    located in Salt Lake City, Utah
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    November 1 2016

  • John Rollins 8 course lute for sale 2000 € - 1991 - with Kingham case
    Yew back, had a crack (see picts) but is now professionnaly repaired and the back is newly varnished.
    60 cm string length
    Very fine instrument and nicely sounding.
    Link to Video
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    Lute is now in France (Poitiers-Niort)
    Contact : Valéry Sauvage
    October 25 2016 still for sale January 11 2018

  • 10-course lute Built in 1997 by Claude Guibord.
    Beautiful sounding lute in excellent conditions.
    Comes with a Kingham case.
    Located in Montreal, Canada
    Price: 3000 dollars
    Contact: (1(514) 778-8182)
    October 18 2016

  • 6 course Vihuela da mano by Lourdes Uncilla Vilela (2006)
    extremely light and quick, with good projection and very comfortable to play.
    String length 60 cm.
    Maple back and sides, spruce top and ebony fingerboard
    Wonderful mother of pearl inlays on the front and back
    and comes with a Manzano made to mesure hard case.
    Very little played and is in top condition.
    Price (with case): 3500 EUR
    The instrument is currently in Lyon
    For more info and pictures please contact
    Ulrik Gaston Larsen :
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    September 17 2016

  • 14c Theorbo 79/141cm made by Pascal Goldschmidt in S. Casciano, Firenze, Italy, 1992.
    29 ribs of yew, with neck and fingerboard inlays. Functional plywood case. At 79cm, a perfect size for anyone looking to transfer from Ren. lute to theorbo.
    This was my concert theorbo for years and is currently tuned in G. Powerful projection and capable of a wide range of tonality. Definitely an instrument suitable for a busy and varied concert schedule. Comes with a couple scuff marks expected in an instrument with a lot of stage time.
    6200 US Dollars obo. Instrument is in New Hampshire, and I'll be willing to meet you anywhere within a reasonable drive. Shipping is possible, but I'm hesitant to do it, and shipping would be extra cost
    Contact: Scott Lemire,
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    September 10 2016 still for sale
    January 13 2018

  • Andrea Berr (1699), 11 course, 65cm string length baroque lute.
    Made by Barber & Harris (2007). Close to excellent condition
    (3 peg nodules missing).
    Full details can be accessed via luthier’s website,
    Kingham case included.
    AUD $5000, plus shipping.
    (Melbourne, Australia).
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    September 1 2016 still for sale
    January 11 2018

  • 8 course lute by Peter Roberts (Australian-made) built in 2000 with custom built Kingham case.
    Spruce top walnut back and sides.
    Will consider trades for plucked instruments.
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    August 28 2016 Still available
    January 11 2018

  • Early Renaissance Lute in G made by me.
    Top Swiss Pine, ribs and neck Mahogany (not S. American)
    you can see this lute being played on youtube - but I'm a novice player so I've twanged a bit 'coz I'm used to guitars.
    Mick Heayes, Verwood, Dorset, England
    £350, contact me on or 07975 533603
    July 25 2016 still for sale
    January 12 2018

  • Renaissance Lute (ARIA/Yamaha lutier circa 1975) Great condition, 7 Course - $850 or best offer
    For sale by owner. Gut strings, gut frets attached (these have seen some wear), excellent case worth 200 on its own, hard shell, latches), and will throw in a Poulton tutor on renaissance lute technique.
    Responses please to Jonah,
    July 25 2016

  • New 6 course Renaissance lute based on Hieber,
    string length 59.7cm strung in NNG and a Gut 6crs, width at nut 3.8cm, width at bridge 7.7cm, cherry wood ribs, maple neck and pegbox with pear and box wood heart shaped pegs, fine golden rose, pearwood bridge with stars carved on top, bog oak fingerboard.
    Case by somerset cases, semi hard case fabric covering.
    Located in Derby UK
    Price: £ 1593 inc case.
    Contact jamarriage (at)
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    June 26 2016

  • 13 course baroque lute (string length over fingerboard=70 cm), 14 course baroque lute (string length over fingerboard=70 cm) and 14 course chitarrone (93/168 cm) by Tihamer Romanek.
    All three are new instruments, in mint condition held in the workshop since they were made.
    Prices: EU 3600, 4800, 5800 respectively (+ case <if needed to have it made here in Hungary> + cost of shipping - personal delivery relatively close to Hungary is also an option).
    You can see photos, read more details and hear the sound of one of them at .
    Please contact: Gabor Domjan at
    April 28 2016

  • 14-course 2008 Baroque Lute - German Theorbe by violin/lute luthier Zoran Fainovic
    Custom made Baroque Lute, crafted specifically for me when I was playing the lute regularly.
    Top: Hand selected Bosnian Spruce
    Back and rest: Fine maple
    Details, pins and ornaments: Plum tree wood
    Natural authentic glue
    The lute is in perfect condition. It's unique and the only one of it's kind by look and construction, thanks to careful combinations and architecture calculations and examinations, along with x-ray scans of constructions, of a wide range of instruments(lutes, baroque guitars, violins, viola da gambas...) Crafted with a combination of the finest quality Bosnian spruce, maple and plum wood which, along side with ornaments and engravings gives the instrument it's beauty,uniqueness and warmness in sound. Handmade, with the authentic methods used in the baroque era. Suitable for both a wide range of baroque theorbe/arch lute repertoire.
    Comes with a soft custom case made for it's dimensions.
    Location: Novi Sad 21000; Serbia
    Price: 5500 €
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    April 4 2016 still for sale
    January 11 2018

    7 Course Lute by Anatoli Gundilowicz
    String length 60cm
    Built in 2014
    The instrument is in perfect condition.
    Hard plywood case + soft warm bag included
    1400 EUR
    Located in St.Peterburg, Russia
    (I can deliver on occasion personally to Estonia, Latvia or Finnland, otherwise to be shipped by post on buyer's account)
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    February 7 2016

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