Lutes for Sale, Lutes Wanted, and Stolen Lutes

Lutes for Sale

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 to sell please read this

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  • 7-course lute by BC luthier Clive Titmuss, 2019, after Venere, 2600 CAD (approximately 1950 USD).
    590 mm string length. Shaded-yew bowl (all ribs from a single log, some are not shaded), Carpathian spruce top, veneered neck and pegbox, ebony nut, pear bridge, boxwood pegs, hardwood half-binding.
    The lutes of the Venere (“Venetian”) shop have set the standard Renaissance lute design. These very light, multi-rib lutes made of yew, distinguished by a typical Byzantine tracery rose, have an astonishing presence and liveliness. Excellent for the complete range of Italian 16th C. and especially Elizabethan music. Comes with heavy-duty plywood case with brass locking hardware.
    This instrument has no restricted materials and may be shipped to any location in North America in about 3-5 business days.
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    November 18 2019

  • 7 course lute by Ivo Magherini (1990, Rome). High level professional instrument in a very good condition. String length 64 cm, works equally well on 440 or 415 Hz.
    Comes with fitted Kingham case. Can be seen in Belgium at the end of August.
    More details and sound / video on request.
    Lower price: 2800 €
    Contact: yavorusmagnus АТ gmail.com
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    November 18 2019

  • 13-course Baroque lute after Johann Christian Hofmann, made by Ammar Biser (2019).
    11 ribs (maple), wenge inlays, pegs made by maple.
    Hard polyester case included. Located in Sarajevo.
    Shipping around 50-60€(for europe) and 80-90€(for USA or Asia).
    Price 1500€ (with case)
    ammarbiser095@gmail.com
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    November 12 2019

  • 14-course German-style theorbo-lute, 1998 by BC luthier Clive Titmuss, 7500.00 CAD
    String length 690/980 mm. Back rosewood and yew-wood; neck veneered to match body; Engelmann soundboard; pear bridge with ebony veneer; ebony fingerboard; plum-wood pegs, stained maple head, oil-varnish finish, ebony binding.
    Inspired by an instrument in Nuremberg, built by Martin Hofmann in the 1690s, then renovated a generation later, adding the theorbo head. The addition of a 14th course allows the performance of Bach’s G minor suite, but it is also a brilliant extroverted instrument for Kropfganns, Weiss, or Falckenhagen.
    Hear it played: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXxq8l-0V-k&list=OLAK5uy_mL8C1UEQZeuwM2URnF-R1l5vPO2CfZaww&index=1a
    Includes a heavy-duty case. All the materials on this instrument are pre-CITES, though in practice it cannot be shipped to the US. It may be shipped to any location in Canada for pick up in 3-5 business days.
    clivesu@uniserve.com
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    Novermber 11 2019

  • Brand new 7-course lute (Sept/Oct 2019), cherry back, German spruce top, neck + pegbox maple, bridge plum, pegs boxwood. Powerful, warm sound, comfortable action.
    Price: €1,100. Can be seen in South of France.
    Contact: solomon.nigel@orange.fr
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    November 7 2019

  • Renaissance guitars (batch)
    some are cherry with maple spacers, some are maple with walnut binding. All have purpleheart fingerboards. All have cases. They are all easy to play and sound great! In short – everything you need for a happy life. These represent my latest attempt to use up small pieces of great wood that accumulate in my shop while building other instruments. Your choice: $750 including shipping to the lower 48.
    (as always, I’m willing to take more.)
    mayeskl@comcast.net or 856 858 8902.
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    November 2 2019

  • vihuela made in Paris in 1993. It's in mint condition, revised by me,a Carlos Gonzales, and sold with hard case.
    String length 605mm. Figurated maple and spruce.
    Price 1700€
    email: vihuelacg@gmail.com
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    November 1 2019

  • 8c Renaissance Lute in mint condition by Giuseppe Tumiati. 60,5 cm length, European Spruce top and maple wood belly with 9 ribs interspersed with walnut fillets.
    Powerful and clear sound. A new 8c one with case would cost around 4500 Eur aprox. (Have a look on his webpage).
    Price: 2500 €
    Located in Basel, Switzerland.
    Contact to Miguel Rincón:
    migueliuto@gmail.com
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    October 28 2019

  • Six-string guitar after Panormo c. 1812, by Clive Titmuss, 2011.
    630 mm string length. 4450 USD Maple neck stained black, Revelstoke Engelmann spruce soundboard, figured European maple back and sides, turned African blackwood buttons, applewood peg head and ebony pegs, with fossil ivory frets and nut. Gaboon ebony binding. French-polished finish.
    Comes with a heavy-duty reinforced case with locking brass hardware.
    All the materials on this instrument are not CITES listed, though in practice it cannot be shipped to the US; but it may be shipped to any location in Canada for pick up in 3-5 business days.
    info@clivetitmuss.com
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    October 26 2019

  • 11-course lute after Pietro Raillich, Venice 1640’s, 615 mm. string length, built 1997 by BC luthier Clive Titmuss. 5600 USD.
    15 shaded-yew ribs with ebony fillets, gold-leafed Venetian-style tracery rose, ebony-veneered pearwood bridge, ebony fingerboard, boxwood pegs, chantarelle rider (actually an indication that the original was a 10-course), marquetry pegbox decoration, Brazilian rosewood veneered neck. Excellent playing condition. Plywood case. A bright, short string length, early baroque lute model, for the Gaultiers, Dufaut, Mezangeau, et al.
    All the materials on this instrument are pre-CITES, though in practice it cannot be shipped to the US; but it may be shipped to any location in Canada for pick up in about 3 business days.
    info@clivetitmuss.com
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    October 26 2019

  • Six-string guitar after Louis Panormo, London, c. 1812 by Clive Titmuss, built 1987. 1690 USD
    European figured maple body: European spruce soundboard, maple neck and applewood head stained black; pre-CITES ivory nut, frets; Brazilian rosewood pegs; Rio rosewood bridge; spotted ebony fingerboard, currently strung in gut. (Note that the ivory string bridge pins in the photos have been replaced by ebony pins.)
    The ivory frets are a period detail copied from the original--exceptionally kind to the strings, and very easy on the hands. This is the guitar for the brilliant style of Sor, Aguado, Carcassi and Giuliani. It is easy to play, sweet-sounding and well-balanced. Carefully maintained, excellent playing condition. Hear it played on my website. All the materials on this instrument are pre-CITES, though in practice it cannot be shipped to the US; but it may be shipped to any location in Canada for pick up in 3-5 business days.
    info@clivetitmuss.com
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    October 26 2019

  • 8 Course Renaissance Lute at 59 cm after Hieber by Grant Tomlinson in new condition.
    Curly Maple and AAAA Spruce. Built is 2000 and has remained in its case in humidity controlled environment for the most part. Played for maybe 10 hours in studio. Strung in Savarez tuned to G @ 415.
    $5000 OBO. This lute retails for about 7500 if you include the case and luthier has a 10 year waiting list.
    Contact James at 408-910-3230 lutenist88@gmail.com
    The luthier is at http://www.tomlinsonlutes.com/
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    October 23 2019

  • Baroque guitar by Alexander Hopkins 2017
    Spruce top, back in rosewood and maple, sides in maple.
    This guitar is a 5 course Italian model based on a guitar by Matteo Sellas. Like this model
    (https://www.hopkinslutes.com/instruments/italian.html)
    64mm string length
    The instrument is located in Córdoba (Spain) but it can be see in Sevilla.
    Price: 2300 € (including case)
    Some pictures and a video: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/elescr0vzomy9sf/AADylFuxt_eURvLQVhPPUWQ2a?dl=0
    Please contact for more information: arjona-99@hotmail.com
    October 21 2019

  • 13-course Baroque lute after Andreas Jauch, made by Ivo Magherini in 2010.
    Magnificent instrument by one of the best lute makers, triple pegbox (74/87/102 cm),
    located in the south of Germany.
    Price including kingham case: 4500 €
    e-mail: sommerrock@arcor.de
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    October 19 2019

  • Baroque lute „Liuto Forte“ Günter Mark, no.108, 1997, d-minor, currently
    14 single strings (15 possible)
    metal frets, finger board snakewood
    full warm professional sound. string action is perfect
    string length 67,5cm, incl. case
    asked price: € 2800, located in southern Germany
    due to 14 strings, this instrument is specially suitable for the Bach soloworks for lute.
    mail to: info(at)zupfgeigen.de
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    October 17 2019

  • A large 14 course theorbo (93/170cm) after Magnus Tieffenbrucker (Venice 1608 - Royal College of Music RCM26) made by Robert Russell in 1987.
    This is a very accurate, perhaps museum-quality copy of the famous original with 51 ribs and a cleanly executed, very beautiful triple rose. Possibility for double courses of the fingerboard, as in the original, in 6/8 configuration, but currently single strung. Because of the long scale length, this theorbo can be strung throughout without wound strings. I'm selling, because I'm looking for a slightly smaller instrument. The belly has a couple of small, stable cracks, visible in ohe picture.
    The theorbo is currently in Finland.
    Asking price 4300€.
    Contact tuomas.kourula@gmail.com.
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    October 14 2019

  • 1998 Michael Schreiner Theorbo. 82/164cm, 7+ 7, nearly new condition, rosewood bowl, holly spacers,
    $7400. Case included.
    Northern Virginia, USA,
    email: murphy1911a1@gmail.com
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    October 13 2019

  • 10 course Renaissance lute - made by Larry Brown in Asheville, NC in 1993. 62 cm. Currently set up at A=415, strung in nylgut with wound basses.
    Played very little between the time of building and now. Very comfortable to play, reasonable scale length makes even very demanding Dowland solos manageable under the left hand. Bright, clear sound that cuts through ensembles very well and sounds lovely in a lute song or solo setting.
    Appraised value is $3500, asking $3000 OBO. Comes with plywood case.
    Located in Baltimore, MD; local pickup is preferred.
    contact cjw496@gmail.com
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    October 11 2019

  • 7 course Renaissance lute - new by Arthur Robb in 2019 with, Swiss pine soundboard, English cherry back and pegbox, with laburnum fingerboard.
    Full information at: www.art-robb.co.uk/inst.html,
    email art@art-robb.co.uk or phone 01666-822945.
    Price £2500 without case.
    The lute would NOT need a CITIES certificate.
    September 29 2019

  • 7 course Renaissance lute - made by Hans Jordan in Markneukirchen, Germany in 1980.
    The back has 27 maple ribs, the fingerboard and neck veneer are rosewood.
    Full information at: www.art-robb.co.uk/inst.html,
    email art@art-robb.co.uk or phone 01666-822945.
    Price of £1200 (o.n.o.)
    includes a tidy case.
    September 29 2019

  • 8-course lute by legendary luthier Daniel Hachez.
    Made in 1972, top replaced in 1979 by the same builder. Mahogany and Port Orford Cedar bowl, rosewood fingerboard. Nice refined and loud sound, plays easily, comes with a case also made by the luthier – sturdy by heavy – remarkably great condition: No dings; dents; or cracks repaired or otherwise; in short, everything you need for a happy life.
    $950 plus shipping (or will trade for a 1966 Morgan.)
    contact Joseph Mayes 856 858 8902 or mayeskl@comcast.net
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    September 27 2019

  • 10-course lute after Raillich 1640's by BC luthier Clive Titmuss.
    Built 1987. 61.5 cm string length, Amazon rosewood, 100-year old German spruce, boxwood pegs, pear bridge, maple purfling, neck veneered in the same style as the back, wide string spacing, with case, KF harp string basses. This instrument is perfect for Kapspberger and transitional tunings of Dufaut and Mezangeau.
    Though materials are pre-CITES, the instrument cannot be shipped to the US, pickup only.
    CAD 6500.
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    September 10 2019

  • 10 courses ren.lute for sale. Tieffenbrucker C45Wien made by GY Lőrinczi 2010.
    String lengh 65 cm. back in rosewood and maple, stable instrument.
    handmade fitted hardcase.
    Price 2200 €
    email: marius.cruceru@gmail.com
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    September 3 2019

  • Six-course lute after Georg Gerle (c. 1550s), 2015 by BC luthier Clive Titmuss
    string length 56.5 cm, lightly-figured Swiss elder with rosewood spacers, and the neck is also solid elder, boxwood pegs, Engelmann soundboard, pear bridge, spalted holly fingerboard trimmed with ebony, laminated plum pegbox, reinforced case with brass hardware.
    2850 US Dollars.
    Visit clivetitmuss.com for sound sample
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    August 27 2019

  • Romantic guitar made in Naples in 1835 by Andrea Bartiromo.
    String length 63,5 cm. Nut width 44 cm. Good playing condition (Contact for video). Sold with case.
    GB£ 3500-
    The guitar is currently in Levanger, Norway, but can be brought to London or Reading (UK).
    Contact: jorgenskogmo82@gmail.com
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    August 23 2019

  • 10 course lute in F by Klaus Jacobsen, based on the Warwick Frei,
    string length 65.5cm, strung in nylgut, built 1988. Velvet lined Paxman case. Previously owned by Matthew Wadsworth, and used by him for concerts and recordings up to 2017, most recently on his acclaimed CD "Late Night Lute":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TaFjBH3XAs&list=PLadve8iJ90jTYIS3wiDNdhf0v_9ktmlIV .
    Here, in concert at The Wigmore Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPfxaBJD2HU .
    Recently rebarred and action reset, with excellent results for the sound and playability, by luthier Tony Johnson (www.tonyjohnsonluthier.co.uk), one of whose lutes Matt now plays.
    £4,500 o.n.o
    Email simonnisbett@gmail.com. (Based in Scarborough, UK)
    August 23 2019

  • 8 course lute by Stephen Gottlieb, splendid instrument, built in 1974.
    String length 63,4 cms, after the grand Warwick Frei. Back of highly dense medium flamed maple, as the original. Pictures on request.
    Price EUR 4500, can be seen close to Munich.
    contact Peter Toeppel
    toeppet@gmail.com
    August 7 2019

  • 11c baroque lute (Frei Model) by Andreas von Holst, 2012,
    resonant and lyrical sound,, strung in nylgut, 67,5 cm
    4500 € incl. case
    info: schoenklang@yahoo.de
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    July 26 2019

  • 10 course student lute (after Frei) by Carlos Gonzales/Didier Jarny. 64,8 cm string length.
    Located in France, Pays de Loire.
    https://www.sf-luth.org/images/image10ch.jpg
    more photos: https://used10crslute.jimdofree.com/
    With its hard case: 1050 €, by IBAN transfer only.
    Contact: francois.pizette@laposte.net
    July 15 2019

  • Georg Gerle 7 course renaissance lute I built (New )
    1500.00 USD plus shipping included case
    Soundboard :Alpine Spruce ,Bowl:(jujube wood)
    String length 60 cm, 440 hz,
    You can hear and see it here:(homemade recording)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7lR3GP_K2g
    The lute is located in Yulin China
    For more info and pictures please contact
    Contact: Chen Xiao Xin
    Email :2307813907@qq.com
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    July 8 2019

  • 7 Course Renaissance Lute by Michael Schreiner, 1980
    Heiber model, 59cm scale.
    The top is Spruce, the ribs are maple and cherry
    The neck is cherry with a rosewood fingerboard
    Strung in Nylgut, located in Virginia, USA
    Price $2000 plus shipping
    See link for photos: https://reverb.com/item/23891466-michael-schreiner-7-course-renaissance-lute
    July 6 2019

  • Burkholtzer 11c Baroque Lute by Dan Larson, 2016 / 2017.
    Spruce top, cherry ribs, and ebony fingerboard with veneered neck
    68cm scale length
    Strung in nylgut with Kingham case
    Lute is in Virginia, United States
    Price: $5000 plus shipping
    See provided link photos: https://reverb.com/item/24765795-dan-larson-burkoltzer-11c-baroque-lute
    July 6 2019

  • 6 Course renaissance lute after Hans Frei made by Hubert Keller 1984 in Germany.
    Almost unplayed, mint condition. Double chantarelle, low action and good sound. String length 61,7 cm.
    Price 1500 € without case+shipping 100 € anywhere.
    Contact.: Gagyi Dénes
    Location: Romania.Sighisoara.
    Email: gagyid@yahoo.com
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    June 26 2019

  • Theorbo in `a` ( 80cm/120cm) from " Liuto Forte".
    It is a well balanced instrument crafted of Michael Haaser in Dresden 2016. The measure is too large for me, although it is a "small" Theorbo. The Corpus is built of Palisander, the fretboard is slightly arched, the frets are movable. The tuning is flexible from 415-440HZ. I sell this instrument in a high-quality case from "Kingham" with a new complete set of strings in it.
    The Theorbo is as good as new because I rarely played it.
    Sales Price 5800€.
    Photos are visible here: https://share-your-photo.com/c88c614bb8/album
    June 20 2019

  • 8 course Renaissance lute by Andrew Rutherford #11 built in 1980.
    Absolutely gorgeous instrument. This is an early Rutherford but he was already a complete master by this time and I would hold this lute up against any concert instrument of its kind. Excellent + unblemished condition with no repairs, cracks, or alterations of any kind. 13 ribs and 22.7 inch scale length.
    $4500 dollars.
    The instrument is located in New Haven, CT.
    Shipping to continental United States only.
    james@jameskerrmusic.com
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    June 12 2019

  • 7-course renaissance lute
    String length 59 cm (tuned in g' (a440)). Recently complete, this lute is has a bright clear tone and an optimised set-up. Built from 11 ribs of highly figured maple, a solid black walnut neck and pegbox, ebony fingerboard and ebonized boxwood pegs. Strung with Nylgut trebles and Savarez copper overwound bass strings. Includes custom Kingham case.
    $4600 USD
    Images to be viewed at: https://www.jasonpettylutes.com/7course-renaissance-lute
    June 3 2019

  • Theorbo by Jorge Sentieiro for sale.
    String length 76/138cm. Clear and powerfull sound, bowl in yew, with Kingham case. Located in Basel, Switzerland.
    Price 5000 €.
    Please contact j.sentieiro@bluewin.ch for more information.
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    May 15 2019

  • New six course lute by Stephen Murphy.
    String length 60,5 cm.
    European (Jura) Spruce top, Rippled Ash back, Sycamore neck and pegbox.
    Plum bridge and fingerboard with Snakewood edging.
    Plum pegs.
    Price of instrument 5600 €, plus Kingham case 700 €.
    The instrument is in my workshop in the South of France
    Contact: stephen@murphylutes.com
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    May 15 2019

  • 6 Course Vihuela in G - By M J Cummins, 1984.
    Tuning length 59.5 cm. Laminated fingerboard and inlay decorated soundboard. Refretted and newly strung in Nylgut - In very good condition with an extremely fast action. Sweet sound and excellent projection. The vihuela comes with velvet lined hard case. £1,900 GBP sterling. Photos available on request.
    Available to view in Norwich, UK.
    Contact Tony or Jane Scheuregger tjscheuregger@gmail.com
    May 9 2017

  • 4 Course Renaissance Guitar - By Dante Canales Oliva, 2017.
    Tuning length 54 cm. Laminated fingerboard with strings and frets in good condition. This is a loud instrument with a full, round tone. The guitar has been regularly used in concerts where it is highly effective with other instruments and voice and can be heard on our CD http://hexachordia.com/hearus.html The instrument comes without a case. £1,200 GBP sterling. Photos available on request.
    Available to view in Norwich, UK.
    Contact Tony or Jane Scheuregger tjscheuregger@gmail.com
    May 9 2017

  • Highly collectible mid 19th century guitar by D&A Roudhloff, London
    Everything original, excellent playing condition, perfect action. There is a crack below the bridge, it does not affect the sound and it could be easily fixed, there are some very minor shrinkage cracks on the body but nothing serious. Fitted Kingham case.
    GB£ 3500-.
    Can be viewed in North London, UK. jacobsen.lute@gmail.com
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1lg1gzixkzap40v/AAB-fSNplSXGRTXKhpjIJtsPa?dl=0
    April 17 2019

  • 7course lute by Robert Eyland, London 1976.
    String length 59.2 cm. Originally made for Jakob Lindberg and used on an early recording. Very light construction, well worn but structurally sound. Newly adjusted action, perfect playing condition.
    With original Paxman case.
    GB£ 2000-.
    Can be viewed in North London, UK. jacobsen.lute@gmail.com
    pictures at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fu7hofxviriwq6i/AABM2Hc2VeNOxj292pPCsZ6Na?dl=0
    April 17 2019

  • Romantic guitar after Lacote 2018 made by Gyorgy Lorinczi
    Like new with RCH case.
    Price 1400 € + shipping
    Located in Hungary
    lacromguitar@gmail.com
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    April 11 2019

  • 10 course lute by David Rubio, 1974. 63.5cm strong length, with hard case. 4,000 dollars.
    Located in NY, NY.
    Inquiries to pat.obrien.instruments@gmail.com
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    Price reduced August 11 2019
    April 10 2019

  • Stauffer style Guitar with Terz neck
    Stauffer style Guitar with Terz neck and extra neck, by Gary Southwell, 1989. 61 cm string length. 3 cracks on soundboard; 1 on back. With hard case.
    4,500 dollars. Located in Stratford, CT.
    Inquiries to pat.obrien.instruments@gmail.com
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    Price reduced August 11 2019
    April 10 2019

  • 5 Course Baroque Guitar in D by Ivo Magherini, 1996, 74 cm string length,
    5,000 dollars. Located in East Haven, CT.
    Inquiries to pat.obrien.instruments@gmail.com
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    Price reduced August 11 2019
    April 10 2019

  • 5 Course Baroque Guitar in A by Robert Mavrinac, 58 cm string length, with plywood case,
    4,000 dollars. Located in East Haven, CT.
    Inquiries to pat.obrien.instruments@gmail.com
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    Price reduced August 11 2019
    April 10 2019

  • Lawrence D. Brown 6 course Orpharion, 1977.
    60 cm string length, head broken, with case
    1,500 dollars.
    Located in East Haven, CT. Inquiries to pat.obrien.instruments@gmail.com
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    Price reduced August 11 2019
    April 10 2019

  • Baroque Guitar in B by Daniel Guzman, 1997.
    5 course guitar, single 1st and 5th courses, metal frets, 8 pegs. 43 cm string length, with soft case.
    400 dollars.
    Located in East Haven, CT. Inquiries to pat.obrien.instruments@gmail.com
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    April 10 2019

  • 5-string Colascione made by Ivo Magherini (2014)
    The body is based on a Jauch (1734) shape and the instrument is roughly inspired by
    a "Colachon / Gallichon" by Johann Schorn, Salzburg 1688, but with 5 instead of 6 strings.
    String length: 98 cm
    Birdseye maple bowl, spruce soundboard, snakewood veneer stripes on back front and neck,
    snakewood nut, flamed maple neck, burl-wood fretboard in two colors.
    Pegbox griffin-head ornamentation by Susanne Küster.
    This is a very special and unique instrument with an outstanding powerful sound.
    I never came across any lute instrument that comes close in terms of volume projection.
    It can be tuned and strung in many ways.
    For me it was very useful in big rooms for example alongside with trombones and trumpets.
    The Colascione is able to carry a big ensemble, but can also be used in smaller orchestrations.
    (e.g. together with baroque guitar and percussion)
    Price (including grey custom fitted Kingham Case): 4000 euros.
    The instrument is located in Germany.
    Live recording example: https://soundcloud.com/absoluteviolins/colascione-for-sale
    Please contact for more information:
    lutewarden@gmail.com
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    April 9 2017

  • I'm thinking of swapping a large theorbo (87/170) after Schelle by Andreas von Holst for a slightly smaller one (string length 82 on the fingerboard) of the same quality.
    The theorbo is in the South of Germany.
    e-mail to: sommerrock@arcor.de
    April 6 2019

  • Vihuela in G or A (57cm) by Sebastian Nuñez (2013)
    Back and sides in walnut, neck in maple.
    Perfect condition, comes with Manzano case : 2600€
    The instrument is in Geneva, Switzerland
    bor.zuljan@yahoo.com
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    April 5 2019

  • 6 course vihuela de mano in g, by maestro Francisco Hervás (2014).
    String length: 59.5 cm.
    Mahogany back and sides, cypress neck and pegbox and spruce top.
    An amazing sounding instrument, sound and plays incredibly well.
    Perfect condition.
    Price (including case): 4000 €.
    Can be seen on the right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfFlv8rPNQ
    Can be tried in Madrid.
    Contact Ariel Abramovich: arielgustavoabramovich@gmail.com +34625446787
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    December 15 2017, still for sale
    March 22 2019

  • 10-c lute by Nigel Solomon, perfect action and condition. 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: https://2doc.net/yhqu4
    Located in France, Aix-en-Provence.
    julien.lascaze@gmail.com
    November 26 2017

  • 13 course baroque lute, swan neck. 72/99 cm.
    by Thomas Neitzert, 1988.
    Restored by Klaus Jacobsen in 2011.
    The instrument has been in active use for the last 12 years. Good condition.
    The lute is in Hemsedal, Norway.
    lutemusic@gmail.com
    Price 3300 €.
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    March 10 2019

  • 4c Renaissance guitar for sale
    The guitar was made by Fabrizio Cardosa in 2011, diapason 53 cm, actually strung in nylgut. The sound is good, the back and the general outline of the guitar is nice. It's exactly as new, I played it only in two projects. I sell it to buy a new instrument.
    Hard case (original viola case) included. The instrument is in Rome, Italy. Price 850,00 euro, buyer pays shipping.
    Informations at mcarreca@virgilio.it
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    March 3 2019

  • Baroque HE Snyder Guitar from 1980
    Labled as such on the headstock inlay.
    I believe this to have orginated
    from the San Francisco Bay Area.
    I have seen other locals with Snyder's instruments.
    This instrument was purchased from a professional who taught classical guitar in New England.
    Guitar is very much in the style of Vobam.
    There is a 2 inch imperfection in the veneer on the shoulder of the upper bout but this is not structural issue.
    One tuning peg is missing which is seldom used for the first string.
    It is a far better instrument then many more modern recent attempts by more contemporary luthiers.
    it has a refined tone perticularly apt for French REP.
    Asking $3200 - open to trades and offers.
    stevesguitars@yahoo.com
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    February 19 2019

  • 13-course liuto attiorbato 64.5/97cm built by Daniel Larson (Duluth) 2009.
    Features a stunning multi-ribbed (35) Indian rosewood bowl with maple spacers, an ebony veneered neck and a mahogany(?) extension with maple accents and beautifully executed maple inlays on both sides of the neck extension. The instrument is double strung throughout, which provides a unified and beautiful tone throughout it’s range. Perfect string lengths for comfortable solo and continuo playing. There is a lovely abalone heart inlay on the face of the lute. This instrument looks GREAT, sounds as good as it looks, and plays as easily as it sounds great! The instrument is in like-new condition - I’m only selling it because my wife and friends say I have too darn many lutes! Needs a good and loving home. See photos (note the color is a bit off in some of the photos. The photos with the most accurate color are the photos of the instrument from the front and in its case).
    Asking price $6,000.00 US dollars, which includes a fitted Kingham case. Seller and buyer to split shipping costs TBD.
    Phillip Rukavina
    St. Paul, Minnesota USA.
    Email: info@philliprukavina.com
    Phone: 651-699-1808
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    February 12 2019

  • Battente guitar for sale
    The guitar was built following my specific requests on wood, designs, number of braces, board shape etc. Rosalba is the granddaughter of the great luthier Vincenzo De Bonis, he himself supervised every stage of the work and selected the woods. The lineage of the De Bonis luthiers has been building folk guitars in Calabria in Bisignano (CS) since 1700. A museum in Bisignano is dedicated to the master Vincenzo De Bonis. Connoisseurs and experts know that owning a folk guitar built by Vincenzo is equivalent to having a Stradivarius. Soundboard in Val di Fiemme spruce, cherry wood bracing, Rio rosewood fretboard, fret marker in bone, rosewood and bone bridge, parchment rosette. It mounts 5 double strings in harmonic steel.
    I drew the rosette myself. The instrument is very well tuned, has a very powerful sound, harmonic and very defined. You can listen to it on YouTube in my song Scirocco (search Davide Polizzotto) .
    € 1800, shipping cost paid by buyer.
    The guitar is in Trapani, Italy.
    Write to davidepolizzotto@gmail.com
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    February 6 2019

  • Baroque guitar by Jiri Cepelak 2011.
    Magnificent baroque guitar, copy from anonymous, Italy c. 1650. Preserved in perfect condition. Powerful sound, very well tuned, rich in harmonics. Perfect details. Spruce soundboard from Val di Fiemme, ebony fingerboard, chequered neck in maple and kingwood, rosewood and maple bracing, parchment rosette, ebony whisker bridge, nylgut strings, string length 67 cm (from bridge to nut) , including leather strap and hard case, and a new complete strings set by corde Aquila in the case. Lorenzo Micheli (one of the best Italian guitarists) plays a similar guitar made by Cepelak, you can find it on the Internet and listen to it on You. Tube.
    3300 €, shipping cost paid by buyer. The guitar is in Trapani, Italy.
    Write to davidepolizzotto@gmail.com.
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    January 31 2019

  • Guittern/Citole, made by an Oregon luthier.
    Walnut back and sides and spruce top. excellent condition, but needs new fretts and strings--gut fretts.
    Nice little copy of several instruments.
    Please email johnlavers@yahoo.com for more info and pics.
    Asking $850
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    January 31 2019

  • Eppinette des Vogses, which is an early ancestor of the applachian dulcimer, and an early hummel.
    The Epinette was made by Edward R. Turner the Gnglish-Canadain lutheir who has instruments in the National Museum of Canada. The Hummel was made by the gaelic harp maker Jay Witcher, who recreated the gaelic harp and was offered the position of the state harp maker for the Republic of Eire. Both instruments were made as copies of museum instruments. both play very well. The Epinette is in excellent condition, with spruce top(canadian sitka) and maple back and sides, the Hummel, has a top crack, but cedar top and walnut back and sides. both sound great.s
    I am asking $500 for the Epinette and $400 for the Hummel.
    Please e mail for for info and pictures to johnlavers@yahoo.com
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    January 31 2019

  • - Tudor Rose medieval fiddle, solid maple back and sides and spruce top.
    Used to play and sound nice. haven't played it in quite a while so it needs new strings. Excellent condition. no case.
    I can offer bows with each.
    asking $450 usd for the medieval fiddle
    I am open to the right trades for things i play and like.
    Please e mail for more pictures and details to johnlavers@yahoo.com. I am in New Brunswick , Canada.
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    January 31 2019

  • - Rebec made by Edward R. Turner, a English-Canadain lutheir who has instruments in the national museum of canada and all over the world.
    he was best known for his harpsichords. The rebec is a one piece maple carved body with spruce top, it is also in excellent condition, but only has a make shift case.
    I can offer bows with each.
    asking $ 550 for the rebec.
    I am open to the right trades for things i play and like.
    Please e mail for more pictures and details to johnlavers@yahoo.com. I am in New Brunswick , Canada.
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    January 31 2019

  • 6 course vihuela de mano in g, by Francisco Hervás (2015).
    String length: 59.0 cm.
    Cherry wood back and rosewood sides, walnut neck, mahogany pegbox and fine spruce top.
    An amazing sounding instrument, excellent and comfortable setting.
    Price (including case): 3500 euros.
    Can be seen on the right here:
    Instruments can be seen in Granada, Spain.
    Contact Francisco Hervás: hervasluthier@hotmail.com +34657756205
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    January 14 2019

  • Baroque lute 13 courses, price 1200 euro, good sound comfortable to play, little use. is sold or trade for archlute
    String length shorter is 63cm
    Longer is 70,5cm
    the lute is in madrid (spain)
    Contact: antonio
    laudesx@yahoo.es
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    January 2 2019

  • Joel Van Lennep lute, #18 circa 1970’s available for sale.
    It has had one owner since it was built. He presumes its value at several thousand dollars and has asked me to find this lute a new home.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrqoD5Ln_Df/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1t6rsrc66qz2b
    the lute is in Alabama for local pick up
    listed at $3000
    email: bob@homewood.net
    December 22 2018 still for sale
    August 29 2019

  • 12 Course Swan Neck Lute (2016) Brazilian Rosewood Bowl, Spruce Top, Ebony and Pacific Nine Bark. Pyramid Strings.
    $3850 with deluxe custom case. (Oregon)
    Contact: kenwryn@gmail.com
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    December 18 2018

  • 10 course renaissance lute by Takeo Sato Simon.
    Price with case: 2000 €
    String length: 63,5 cm
    Spruce top and beautiful maple ribs
    The Lute is in Bremen, Germany.
    Contact me at: sergiotiorba@gmail.com
    Pictures and videos can be sent!
    December 4 2018

  • Marcos Kaiser Baroque Guitar for Sale (2016)
    69cm string length, flat back in maple, AMS (Brazilian manufacturer) hard case included.
    Price lowered to € 1.500, freight not included. The instrument is located in Brazil, but can be shipped worldwide.
    Contact for more information and purchase: gsouzatkd@gmail.com, Glauco Netto
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    January 11 2018, still for sale
    November 17 2018

  • 8-course Renaissance lute after Venere by Juan Carlos Soto
    light and good-sounding instrument with a good action. String length 59 cm; strings: nylgut; price (incl. soft case: 2300€). Pictures on request.
    the lute is in the South of Germany.
    e-mail: sommerrock@arcor.de
    November 6 2018

  • 11-course baroque lute after H. Frei made by Andrzej Lapa, 69,2 mensur for sale!
    Lute is available in Cracow, Poland.
    The price is €2500 with hard case plus shipping.
    Some nylgut strings and frets (Aquila) added extra.
    For further questions contact me on: b.s.bratsky@gmail.com
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    November 1 2018

  • 8c Renaissance Lute based on Vendelio Venere 1592 by Juan Carlos Soto.
    Very good condition. Just the action would be fixed. I would provide a new set of strings.
    More info at: migueliuto@gmail.com
    Asking price: 1800€
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    November 1 2018

  • 14c Theorbo based on Matteo Sellas 1635 by Julien Stryjak (2014)
    String length 76-1.40. Spruce top with three roses and 31 multi-ribs cypress back. Bright and very clear sound and powerful tone. The theorbo is in mint condition, completely new!! No crashes or spots on the top or back. The instrument is located in Basel ( Switzerland) and comes with a black Kingham Case.
    Mail: migueliuto@gmail.com
    Asking price: 6000 €
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    November 1 2018

  • Spanish type cypress and walnut baroque guitar with 68 cm string length made by Martin de Witte in 2009 with full gut strung by Nicholas Baldock.
    It is a superb instrument in good condition only with a few playing marks are visible on the top. The guitar is in Budapest, Hungary.
    The price is 3.400€ including a fitted Kingham case (shipping and other costs paid by the customer). I am also interested in a 7-course lute of the same quality for exchange.
    first owner
    Photos are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y9sdaamj8iwtt5q/AABi1leAhb7pip7MoHxGfmxva?dl=0
    For more information please contact me at nicholas.kurzweil@gmail.com
    October 18 2018

  • 13 course bass rider baroque lute for €1800. It has a great sound especially for solo work. Strings are fantastic and brand new. I'm looking now for a swan-necked instrument as I am getting more into continuo work, so I'm upgrading a bit, however this is a fantastic sounding instrument. E-mail me (macinneb@gmail.com) or call me (+46 073 740 98 21) if you want to hear or know more about the instrument. I am outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, where it can be played if you're interested.
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    October 11 2018

  • 13 course Buchenburg (Edinburgh 3249) triple pegbox based on Jauck (Copenhagen CL104) triple rose from the Railich archlute (MIM1569)
    Inspired by the Berner CL105 shown here, except the hideous bridge! This was originally an archlute made 2002 with a new neck, pegbox and soundboard. Stringlength 70.3/85.3/97.5 cm in f (a=415Hz) strung with NNG and the new copper loaded CD bases by Aquilla. 19 ribs and neck in Black Walnut, Bog oak fingerboard, ebonised pearwood, triple pegbox, Indian rosewood pegs. 14 frets for the Bach transcriptions. Pictures seen here http://buyingalute.blogspot.com
    Located in Derby, UK
    £ 2800
    Contact jamarriage(at)gmail.com
    October 8 2018

  • 11 crs Swan neck! (2017) based on Johann Zacher c1691 Bresslaw/ M. Harton, Padua (MIR899).
    Lightweight, yew multi ribbed shallow body with veneered neck in ebony with holly lines, ebony fingerboard, pear wood bridge, stained maple swan neck, strung all in gut in f' a=415Hz.
    Pictures seen here http://buyingalute.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_1.html
    Located in Derby, UK.
    £ 4260.
    Contact jamarriage(at)gmail.com
    October 8 2018

  • 5 course baroque guitar by Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris (2010), after Alexandre Voboam (1680).
    String length: 66, 3 cm. Flat back of 5 pieces in cypress, inlaid with triple stripes of ebony/holly/ebony. Walnut sides. Ebony-veneered neck, pegbox and fingerboard. Ebony soundboard half-edgings and ebony pegs. Parchment rosette in 3 tiers.
    Kingham case included (Grey with green velvet).
    A beautiful instrument in perfect condition. Price 4.500 € (plus shipping cost).
    The instrument is located in Greece.
    For more information please contact barberguitar2010@gmail.com
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    October 4 2018

  • 14c Theorbo by Michael Schreiner, 1997 (After Venere) 81cm/164cm, Indian Rosewood back.
    The instrument comes with a black Kingham Case. Easy to play, great for solo repertoire and has had extensive performance experience in Baroque Operas. Easily goes between 415 and 440. 5600 USD not including shipping. Pickup preferred.
    Contact: Brandonbangarang@gmail.com
    You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b3ECv0m5D0
    Pictures available at the following dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ntf3kwzdqid6pj4/AABPXvfInYa8lutqup62XNSFa?dl=0
    The instrument is located in Chicago, IL
    September 26 2018

  • Seven course bass lute made by Lars Jonnson in 2015.
    78cm string length currently tuned in D at 440. Condition as new and wonderful sounding instrument. Very comfortable to play as the body, based on a Railich theorbo, is not too deep. Kingham case included.
    Asking price 4500 euros. The instrument is in Normandy, France.
    Contact James Holland, jimbobholland@gmail.com
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    September 23 2018

  • Romantic guitar after “Panormo Fecit” 1828 model made by the luthier Scot Tremblay in 2014.
    This guitar is a real gem.
    It was made after a peculiar historic fan braced “Panormo Fecit” model, just like the larger “in the Spanish style” model. So it is a very unique combination between the two models. It carries the warmer Spanish sound alongside the bright long distance projection of the French style.
    Including good hard case.
    In excellent condition (both the case and the instrument).
    You can hear and see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2lElxIit54
    Price (instrument + good hard case): 3300 dollars (not including shipping) Located in Israel. For more information and photos please contact: romanticpanormo@gmail.com
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    September 23 2018

  • 14c Theorbo 83/166cm crafted by Jason Petty circa 2010. Modeled after the Venere theorbo.
    With much reluctance I am selling my professional theorbo as I wish to have something in a smaller scale length. This theorbo has a very beautiful sound and I have used it professionally for many years. It has been very well taken care of and I am the original owner. It works exceptionally well for basso continuo playing and, as it is not extremely large, can handle much of the solo repertoire as well.
    Available near New York City, NY
    Price is $6,400 which includes a custom Kingham case
    Contact : Jason Priset, jasonpriset@gmail.com or (631)741-9838
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    August 30 2018

  • Seven course tenor Lute, copy of Wendelio Venere 1582 made by Ivo Magherini in 2015.
    Model: 7c Venere 66.5cm
    · Pitch: a’ 392
    · Top: Spruce
    · Back: very rare two colour yew (heart and sap wood)
    · Neck: cherry
    · Pegbox: cherry
    · Kingham case
    Price: 4000 euros.
    Instruments can be seen in Madrid.
    Contact Ariel Abramovich: arielgustavoabramovich@gmail.com +34625446787
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    August 28 2018

  • 7 course Renaissance concert lute for sale by Master maker Charles Ford in London in 1978.
    This lute found its way to Adelaide, Australia, which is where we purchased it and where it currently resides. It is a stunningly beautiful instrument with a wonderful resonating sound to it. It has just been serviced with new frets and new strings by Ian Watchorn in Melbourne and other work done internally just email if you'd like the details of the work completed (although the photos attached are before the work was done). It is in full working order now and beautiful and comes with a custom made hard case.
    Price 4000 Australian dollars (approximately 2500 Euros) but buyers will need to pay for postage and packaging from South Australia as well.
    Most reluctant to sell it but life has got in the way again!! The joys of being a musician!!
    Email missprincepublications@gmail.com for more information
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    August 15 2018

  • 8-Course Renaissance Lute by Bernie Lehmann 2015 "Venere" 59cm
    Spruce top with Koawood ribs, tuned in G at 440 HZ. Will ship with a luthier made box case. The instrument is in Virginia, United States
    Price : 3500 dollars plus shipping
    email sajohnston712@gmail.com
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    August 11 2018

  • Chitarrone with phantastic ornaments by Johs. Georg Houcken
    This strong instrument, experienced in concerts and even in a baroque opera, was build in 2006 by Johannes Georg Houcken (Niederkrüchten / Germany). The huge bowl (cherry wood / plum wood) is in its shape and size a nearly exact copy of the original chitarrone by Magno Dieffopruchar (1614 in Venice, now situated in V&A Museum in London). As I was afraid of the original's enormous string length (94 cm!), I asked Georg Houcken for a shorter fingerboard (82,5 cm). The instrument shows a fine marquetry of altering cherry and ebony rhombi all over both sides of neck and bass extension, partly modeled after the original chitarrone by Matheus Buechenberg (1614 in Rome, today in V&A Museum in London as well). The artificial triple rose is a copy of the mentioned, original Dieffopruchar instrument.
    String length: 82,5 cm / 166,5 cm, strings are mainly Nylgut (fingerboard) and gut (extended bass strings) in 415 Hz. As the fingerboard string length is rather short for a theorbo, it can easily be played in 440 Hz. I regret to sell this beauty, but I do so because I changed to the original, much longer fingerboard string lengths on theorboes meanwhile. This is much more exhausting, but it enables you to avoid the ahistorical, wound bass strings (which can`t be avoided in this instrument in courses 6-7, A and G – though I have not tried out yet the new „loaded“ Nylguts by Mimmo Peruffe which I play successfully on a few of my other instruments).
    Price: 6500 €
    The instrument can be tested in Kiel (Northern Germany), between July 28th and August 12th I also could bring the instrument near Munich.
    Please contact me: actaeon.moriens@googlemail.com
    pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qz1hwgkhktf853g/AACg5mqSsmzT9DscNEzqC7Cja?dl=0
    July 20 2018

  • Romantic Guitar New made by Carlos Gonzalez in 2018, inspired by a Grobert made in 1840.
    3200€
    A beautiful instrument in excellent condition. Scale 630 mm. with a 49,5 mm nut wide. Alpine spruce top, beautiful Madagascar rosewood back and sides and ebony fingerboard. Abalone rosette and very accurate Rubner tuners 150-240-N-PMoBI. Hard case.
    Available for trying out in Aguadulce, Almeria, Spain. Shipping world wide.
    Contact: gonzalez@luthier.org
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    July 19 2018

  • I am selling a cittern family instrument, an opharion. made by Edward Rusnak of Montreal, Canada.
    The opharion has a 23 inch scale and not fan fretts. Maple back and sides with european spruce tops (i think european spruce). Walnut stripes on the back. the opharion has a case.
    Asking $2500 usd
    The instrument is located in new brunswick canada and you can phone me at 506 866 6800, or email johnlavers@yahoo.com more pictures on request, and i will consider trades for instruments i really want.
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    July 10 2018

  • "Early" 7-course lute by Philippe Motet (Anselmus), 2017
    Based on the small Frei (C34), 62cm
    beautiful bird's eye maple ribs, solid cypress neck and aged spruce top
    Very loud instrument with much resonance.
    Price : 3500€ with Kingham case
    The instrument is in Geneva, Switzerland
    bor.zuljan@yahoo.com
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    July 5 2018

  • 6 course vihuela by Maurice Ottiger (1993)
    String length 62cm, flamed maple back and sides, very powerful instrument.
    Excellent condition, comes with velvet lined Kingham case.
    4000chf, the instrument is in Geneva, Switzerland
    bor.zuljan@yahoo.com
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    July 5 2018

  • Theorbo in A by Klaus Jacobsen 2010 for sale. 85/160 cm. Single strung. 6+8 , 8+6 or 7+7.
    Hard case from IKA. The instrument is in Hemsedal, Norway.
    I’m only selling it because I no longer need such an instrument.
    Info about the instrument: https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/Theorbo-for-sale-yCFk4yYTgM3TEjrTkZHZ8
    Send me an email: lutemusic@gmail.com
    Price 8800 €.
    July 5 2018

  • 10 course lute, 61 cm, made by Paulo Carmo.
    Body made in walnut figured maple, neck in ebony, peg box in figured maple and ebony, pegs in indian rose wood.
    The price is $800 plus shipping.
    email pcarmo77@hotmail.com
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    June 27 2018

  • Swan neck baroque lute and renaissanse lutes for sale:
    8 course lute 60cm by Wojciech Wozniak 2400 eur
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/LUTE-DUO-Anna-Kowalska-Anton-Birula-wwwluteduocom-193101590724180/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1985579461476375
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_DcGSOWyxU&list=UUMaxcTTcdCqKvW1XfxTNqpg&index=1
    Swan Neck Baroque lute by Anatoli Gundilowicz 2700 eur
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/LUTE-DUO-Anna-Kowalska-Anton-Birula-wwwluteduocom-193101590724180/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1553153968052262
    8 course lute 67cm by Juri Dubnovitsky 1700 eur
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/LUTE-DUO-Anna-Kowalska-Anton-Birula-wwwluteduocom-193101590724180/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1936764659691189
    Please contact for more information:
    Anna Kowalska image31464@yahoo.com +48663354744
    June 23 2018

  • 8-course student lute by Stephen Barber & Sandi Harris (2008)
    The instrument comes with a Kingham case and is located in Lyon, France.
    String length 63 cm
    Price €2300
    If you require any further information, feel free to contact me:
    adriaan.lauwers@hotmail.com
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    June 8 2018

  • I'm selling three of my instruments. All of them are played in well and are in good playing condition:
    Photos on request. The instruments are in the south of Germany.
    sommerrock@arcor.de
    June 2 2018

  • 6 course Vihuela da mano by Lourdes Uncilla Vilela (2006) New Price
    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): 3200 EUR
    The instrument is currently in Lyon
    For more info and pictures please contact
    Ulrik Gaston Larsen : lute1705@gmail.com
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    May 13 2018

  • 14-single string Liuto Forte built in 2015 by Michael Haaser
    (“Bach-Laute model http://liuto-forte.com/mod_05_en.html)
    Can alternately be strung with 15 single strings.
    Maple back, metal inlaid frets, mechanical pegs. Includes a Kingham case and a flight case by CaseXtreme.
    Excellent condition. $5000 USD
    The instrument is near Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Contact: Ronn McFarlane ~ ronnmcfarlane@gmail.com
    You can hear the instrument here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAiswdNY4Pw
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    May 11 2018

  • 6-course lute after Gerle by Szymon Gasienica 1997, string-length 60 cm, body of birds-eye maple, comes with hard case, 1300€
    The instruments are located in Paris, France
    Contact : a.henrich[at]posteo. de
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    May 10 2018

  • 13 courses baroque lute built by Carlos González in 2004. The instrument are in perfect condition and has a really spectacular sound that is increasing with the pass of time.
    The lute is constructed on pine wood for the top and maple and rosewood for staves. More information of Carlos Gonzalez: http://luthier.org/
    Hardcase included.
    The instrument is currently in Málaga, Spain. I can ship worldwide.
    Contact for any question.
    Price: 4500€ (originally it cost 5500€)
    Contact: juomen@hotmail.es
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    May 1 2018

  • 15-course theorbo in A (currently with low F as a 15th course), 80/149cm, made by Klaus Jacobsen (London, y. 2000).
    Back in rosewood, light weight neck, excellent condition, grey coloured Kingham MTM case. Professional quality instrument from one of the best lute makers in the world.
    Can be tried in Antwerp, Belgium.
    6500 euro.
    info[at]boxcollective[dot]be
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    April 26 2018

  • Baroque Guitar by Gabriel Aguilera (2017)
    67 cm string length.
    The instrument is located in Torino, Italy.
    Price: €2500 (case included)
    Contact: Juanjo_francione@hotmail.com
    You can see and hear the guitar on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nkScJf8Sgk (homemade recording)
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    April 18 2018

  • Stauffer Early Romantic Guitar - Copy by Michael Nalysynk 2013. £2,400 (current new price is £3,400).
    A beautiful copy in excellent condition. I bought it new from the luthier and it has not been played a lot as I fairly quickly reverted to a modern guitar for most of my playing. Scale is 600mm, with a 50mm nut width. Alpine spruce top, lovely English walnut back and sides, and ebony fingerboard. Rubner tuners. As Michael reminded me the walnut tree was from Kew Gardens in London, and said to be planted by Queen Victoria.
    Comes with a hard case, needs a little extra padding as slightly too big, but works fine. Available for trying out in Edinburgh, Scotland. I would prefer a local sale, but may be able to arrange shipping at cost.
    Contact: rctil40@gmail.com
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    April 15 2018

  • 10-course student lute (after Frei) by Carlos Gonzales/Didier Jarny.
    The instrument is in very good shape.
    64,8 cm string length.
    The instrument is located in France.
    Photos at : https://used10crslute.jimdofree.com/
    With its hard case: 1050 €.
    Contact : francois.pizette@laposte.net
    April 13 2018

  • 8C Renaissance lute, without case. I'm the maker.
    Italian alpine Spruce, well seasoned (more than 10 years). Ribs of Indian Rosewood, ebony diapason.
    The string length is 63 cm.
    The lute is in Madrid, Spain.
    You can see the instrument here: http://cuerdaspulsadas.es/blog/laud-renacentista-de-8-ordenes-construido-por-carlos-arincon/
    Send me a Email: contraputo@hotmail.com
    Price is 1200€.
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    March 17 2018

  • 10-course lute, Magno Dieffopruchar, made by Karl Kirchmeyr, 2012
    Up for sale is a beautiful, great sounding 10-course lute by Karl Kirchmeyr from Vienna.
    Specifications: Magno Dieffopruchar, 1612
    String courses: 1x1/9x2, currently strung with Nylgut + Savarez
    String length: 65.0 cm
    Tuning: g’, d’d’, aa, ff, c’c gG, fF, eE, dD, cC
    Body: 15 curly maple ribs and walnut purfling
    Neck and pegbox: curly maple venner und purfling
    Fretboard: ebony
    Pegs: black boxwood pegs
    Surface: french polish
    Further information: website www.kirchmeyr.net
    Location: Germany (Lower Saxony)
    Price: 2.600,- EURO incl. case + shipment
    Great condition, no playwear except superficially at fingerrest on the top (see pictures). Case included, Shipment wordwide. For further information, please contact me on mario.huelsmann@web.de
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    March 16 2018

  • 14-course theorbo from W. Emmerich, 2014
    after „Sellas 1647“, string length 83/150cm, body wood is palisander, fretboard wood is ebony. This instrument is made by Wolfgang Emmerich in 2014.
    Price: 3900 € (Incl. Götz-case und several new strings)
    This thoerbo is now in Berlin. It has beautiful sounds and good volume for solo and chamber music. The outside looks also good as a new one.
    For pictures and sound tracks please click here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y37o42wgn0po9a7/AADrEF3JuPuYMBLC2y_KnsFqa?dl=0
    To visit and try this instrument you can write me Email to charliezhang.guitar@gmail.com or whatsapp +4917641396032.
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    March 16 2018

  • I have to sell some of my instruments as I unfortunately do not have time to play them all. The following are looking for a new owner:
    * 6ch Vihuela in G, made by Julio Castanos in 2009, string length 60cm, instrument as new, asking 3600 €. picture
    * 8ch Renaissance lute in G, made by Renzo Salvador in 2008, string length 59cm, asking 4300 €. picture
    * 10ch Renaissance lute in G, made by Jacob van de Geest in 1976, string length 62.5cm, student lute, asking 1800 €. picture
    The instruments are located in Germany. All come in a hard made-to-measure case. All are in a perfect playing condition but need new strings.
    For more information as well as for pictures please feel free to contact me:
    lurchix@gmx.net
    February20 2018

  • 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: https://youtu.be/7CBZihQ9_rg
    The instrument is in Lecce (south-east Italy).
    Price asked is 1900 euros plus shipping.
    contact: Luca Tarantino +39.348.4857659
    email: lucatarantino9@gmail.com
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    December 6 2017 still for sale
    January 16 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 - refrigerator@alice.it
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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 tsdiclem@indiana.edu
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    November 29 2014
    May 3 2016
    February 27 2017
    December 19 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 €
    Contact: andreas.grueb@gmx.de
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    November 26 017

  • 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.
    hbr1959(at)gmail.com
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    November 19 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
    Contact: mamiranda@earthlink.net
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    October 1 2017

  • 8-course tenor lute (in f) by Stephen Gottlieb, built in 1979,
    the exact era of https://vimeo.com/96809354 (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: a.kempinski@gmx.de
    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)gmail.com.
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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: domcera85@msn.com
    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
    laurenlaslo@hotmail.com
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    September 8 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)gmail.com
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    August 28 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
    email tcostanzo2001@yahoo.com
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    August 7 2017

  • • 8 Course Renaissance Lute
    • Location: Hamburg, Germany
    • Contact: BARBARA FERLONI barbaraferloni@gmail.com
    • 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

  • 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.
    E-mail: fredrik_bock@hotmail.com
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    April 28 2017 still for sale
    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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP3wh877H24 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 mickheayes@sky.com or 07975 533603
    July 25 2016 still for sale
    January 12 2018

  • 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) gmail.com.
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    June 26 2016 still for sale
    January 12 2018

  • 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: 4300 €
    I get a large number of scam mail. If I notice your mail isn't serious or honest (asking for pictures when there already are on the site, asking for "check payments"...) your mail will be ignored
    Contact: dulens82@gmail.com
    +381637256366
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    April 4 2016 still for sale
    January 11 2018

    Lutes Wanted

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    Warning! the Nigerian Fraud has hit the lute world!

    Criminals from Nigeria are contacting people who advertise on this list, asking to buy a lute with a check for thousands of dollars over the price of the lute and have the seller wire the remaining money to Nigeria. Don't do it - the check will be forged and will bounce - this is a way to steal your money! They all seem to know about this "Lutes for Sale" list and they will contact you. See http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/ and see http://www.secretservice.gov/faq.shtml#faq13 and see http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/fraudtypes/419.aspx You may want to get yourself a temporary email address to use just for selling your lute, so that your regular email is not filled with messages from people running this scam.

    Here are some signs of fraud:


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