New Instruments For Sale

The instruments listed in this section have been built on spec and are available now, for lutes to order please visit the catalogue.

Provided an instrument for sale was built by us (i.e. it is not a second-hand refurbished lute) it will always come with our 24 month guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship. Please see our Terms & Conditions page for more details.

1. Six course lute in G after Gerle (2019) with rippled sycamore bowl:

60cm string length. This instrument is one of a pair of six course lutes we finished recently, the other of which can be seen below. They have subtly different sounds as a result of having slightly different barring systems and backs made of sycamore and ash respectively. It has a fine grade Alpine spruce soundboard and a bowl, neck and pegbox of oil varnished sycamore. The bowl has a pronounced rippled grain as can be seen from the photos. The fingerboard is a striking piece of rippled hornbeam and matches that of its sister lute (see below). The pegs and bridge are made from plum. It is strung in Nylgut with Aquila CD loaded basses.

Price includes a fitted Kingham MTM hard case. On a first come first serve basis there is a choice of colour between a black case with green lining or a grey case with red lining.

2550 (includes a fitted Kingham MTM hard case.)

1. Six course lute in G after Gerle (2019) with figured ash bowl:

60cm string length. This instrument is one of a pair of six course lutes we finished recently, the other of which can be seen above. It too has a fine grade Alpine spruce soundboard but the bowl is made of ash rather than sycamore. The neck and pegbox are oil varnished sycamore. Like its twin it too has a rippled hornbeam fingerboard and it has a remarkably similar appearance being sawn from the same piece (see above). The pegs and bridge are made from plum. It is strung in Nylgut with Aquila CD loaded basses.

Price includes a fitted Kingham MTM hard case. As with the other sycamore six course lute currently for sale above there is a choice of colour between a black case with green lining or a grey case with red lining. This choice of case colour is on a first come first serve basis.

2550 (includes a fitted Kingham MTM hard case.)

3. Theorbo in A after Matteo Sellas (2019) with reduced number of bowl ribs:

This theorbo has 82cm and 164cm string lengths. The original seems to have a cut down neck so this is probably more like how it would have been proportioned in its unaltered state. It has a fine grade Alpine spruce soundboard with ebony edging and a spade motif. The neck is veneered in ebony and the bass extension in blackened pear. The bridge and pegs are blackened plum. It is strung in Nylgut with Aquila CD loaded basses for the sixth and seventh courses and has a full ten tied frets to the neck making it well suited to the solo repertoire. Its disposition is for single stringing with the option of either six or seven courses on the fingerboard.

5500 (includes a fitted Kingham MTM hard case.)

4. Seven course renaissance lute in G after the work of Venere (2019):

This instrument has a 61cm string length and has a bold striped yew wood bowl. The neck and pegbox are also veneered in yew with lines. It has a fine grade Alpine spruce soundboard along with ebony edging, spade motif and fingerboard. The pegs are made from blackened hornbeam and the bridge from blackened plum. It is strung in Nylgut with Aquila CD loaded basses.

3600 (includes a fitted Kingham MTM hard case.)

5. Eight course renaissance lute in G after the work of Venere (2019):

This lute has a 61cm string length. It has a plain yew bowl with sycamore lines and a walnut neck and pegbox. The soundboard is a fine grade Alpine spruce and the bridge, along with the pegs, is made from plum. It is strung in Nylgut with Aquila CD loaded basses.

2750 (includes a fitted Kingham MTM hard case.)

Used Instruments For Sale

None available at this time.