Lutes for Sale, Wanted, or Stolen

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Please note that this list is for lutes and related fretted stringed instruments in vogue primarily from the Medieval to eras after Baroque.
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5 Course Baroque Guitar by Timothy Johnson

June 17, 2024

For Sale

Timothy Johnson 5 course Baroque Guitar
Stadivarius inspired but with a 640mm scale
Torrified Spruce top, figured maple back and sides
Roosebeck hard case
Excellent condition
Free shipping in the continental USA
$4,250 with case


USD 4,250
United States
CONTACT bentleygtr@aol.com

7 course lute after Gerle by Martin Haycock (2016)

June 12, 2024

For Sale

Seven course lute (after Gerle), built by Martin Haycock (Chichester) in 2016.

Spruce top, birdseye maple back. Neck & pegbox in plum.

One of the best seven course lutes I’ve played!

It can be seen/heard here:

Price: 4700 GBP (with a case by Manzano. A Kingham can be provided, but it would be more expensive).
It can be tried in Seville or Madrid!

 


GBP 4,700
Seville or Madrid, Spain
CONTACT arielgustavoabramovich@gmail.com

7 course descant lute by Mathias Durvie, Paris (1977)

June 10, 2024

For Sale

For sale on behalf of my teacher Hopkinson Smith.

7 course descant lute, by Mathias Durvie, Paris 1977.

Good condition. It has a wooden case.

This legendary instrument was used in Paul O’Dette/Hoppy Smith’s mythical recording “Duetti italiani”

The instrument is currently in Madrid.

EUR 2,500
Madrid, Spain
CONTACT arielgustavoabramovich@gmail.com

Original 19th century Early Romantic Guitar for sale

June 5, 2024

For Sale

An outstanding 19th century guitar from Spain circa 1840 in excellent performance ready condition. A true masterpiece, and rare specimen. This is a suitable instrument for professional use at the highest level of concert performance, as well an extremely important historical guitar for collectors.

The guitar was constructed by Pablo Hierro, circa. 1840. Master guitarist/composer Miguel Llobet kept a guitar from Pablo Hierro in his private collection, which is now held in the Museum de la música de Barcelona.

This guitar is also ideal for professional recordings.

With a stunning sound, well balanced, rich and full.

SEE VIDEO https://youtu.be/ItUnvz6CwrU

The guitar has been restored to perfect playing condition and performs cleanly across all registers with remarkable balance. With a full rich and voluminous sound with incredible basses ad singing trebles and well-poised mids, and most importantly the guitar has impeccable intonation.

It has a sound and beauty that only Spanish construction seems to manifest.

With ideal string action it is a great pleasure to play and just melts beautifully in your hands. It is truly one of the most special instruments I have owned. I am sad to sell it!

The materials used are of the highest quality. With meticulously exact construction. Spruce top, and a Cuban mahogany back that is absolutely stunning.

Not only is this an exceptional instrument of the highest order for performance, but as well it is a very important historical guitar in that it displays the unique intersection that took place between Spanish – (Hierro was Catalan actually) and French builders.

Hierro was from Tortosa Spain – Catalonia.

Hierro learned guitar making with Francisco España III, who spent some time in Paris or Mirecourt learning the French method and models, exactly like Rafael Altimira. Catalan makers from 19th century made guitars with French models, Andalusian models and Catalan models too. Catalan guitars from the late 18th century (España I, Matabosch, Llausàs, Xemena…) are closer to French guitars than Spanish ones, and for this reason Hierro’s guitars are as good as any Paris or Mirecourt guitar, and exactly like España or Altimira guitars in quality.

This rare guitar exemplifies the best of the two traditions of French and Spanish guitar building.

An ideal instrument for historically informed performance practice of the 19th century classical/romantic repertoire.

The dimensions are absolutely ideal (in my opinion).

64cm string length

4.8 cm nut.

Feel free to make contact regarding further questions. There are plenty more photos.

Please contact: poliviosart@gmail.com


CONTACT poliviosart@gmail.com

Five course baroque guitar by Alexander Batov (2023)

May 26, 2024

For Sale

A five course baroque guitar by Alexander Batov, a well-known maker, considered by many to be one of the best makers of these instruments. Built in 2023. 73 cm scale length gives the sound power and brightness, but still allows tuning in the standard E. Aesthetically the guitar is extraordinary, with the use of gold leaf and contrasting woods, giving the instrument a striking yet elegant look. Tuning pegs work smoothly and easily, making tuning easy, accurate and quick. A delightful guitar! I’m only selling it because I have others. The instrument is in Finland, but can be shipped in a very sturdy cardboard box, inside of which will be the included the custom made hard case, providing good protection.

Additional photos available here.


EUR 5,000
Finland
CONTACT tuomas.kourula@gmail.com

13 Course swan neck baroque lute by Adrian Dodd (2022/2023)

May 24, 2024

For Sale

I’m selling my 13 course swan neck baroque lute. It was made in 2022/2023 by Adrian Dodd. I had the instrument commissioned to be a loud instrument for small ensemble performing with continuo. The instrument is wonderful for solo and small ensemble work and I wish I could keep it. Due to financial restraints and a shift in instrument focus I need to sell it. If you purchase the instrument I will provide all of the very very many details and specifications that the maker sent me. The instrument is to be strung at 415hz and it is not advisable to tune any higher. There is no damage to the instrument and it’s been kept in ideal circumstances in terms of heat/humidity.

I would prefer to to sell to local people if possible. Anyone is happy to come try it out if they like. I can be reached at liljejohansson@gmail.com.


USD 5,000
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
CONTACT liljejohansson@gmail.com

14c Archlute by José Miguel Moreno (2021)

May 18, 2024

For Sale

14c Archlute by José Miguel Moreno
Professional archlute built by José Miguel Moreno in 2021. Very clear sound and projection. The instrument has an incredible natural reverberation.
String lenght 61/98cm.
Soft case included.
Photos and audios available on request.
The instrument is testable in Barcelona.
 

EUR 5,800 (negotiable)
Barcelona, Spain
CONTACT Jeremy Nastasi - jerenast@gmail.com

7 course Venere in G by Jurek Wesolowski (2019)

May 18, 2024

For Sale

2019, 7 course Venere by Jurek Wesolowski in G

Peghed tuners for ease of tuning and no peg popping
Walnut ribs with maple spacers
German Spruce top
Highly Figured wood inlay on the fretboard (unsure of the type)
59cm string length
88mm bridge spacing

Excellent setup for easy playability, extremely responsive, great tone, and loud volume

CaseXtreme made to measure flight case included

For a video of me playing it, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhZSdaHkfEc&ab_channel=EmilKrasich
Local pickup preferred, shipping & insurance is the responsibility of the buyer.
Contact Emil at emilkrasich@gmail.com
Additional photos available here.

USD 3,900
Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
CONTACT emilkrasich@gmail.com

Baroque Guitar by Kevin Mason (2021)

May 12, 2024

For Sale

5-Course Baroque Guitar based on Stradivarius MS 750 made by Kevin Mason in 2021. Scale is 25″ (63.6 cm). This beautiful instrument features flamed Black Walnut back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, Ebony bridge and fingerboard, Mahogany neck, Boxwood tuning pegs, and Walnut and Cherry appointments. The instrument is easy to play and very responsive with a great tone. $1,500 US with padded soft bag (no hard-shell case) plus shipping within the US only. The instrument is located in the Chicago area.
Inquiries to Kevin Mason at masonguitars@aol.com or through Facebook messenger.

USD 1,500 plus shipping within the U.S. only
Chicago (Wheeling), Illinois, United States
CONTACT masonguitars@aol.com

Renaissance Mandore by Dusepo

May 12, 2024

For Sale

Dusepo Mandore. Renaissance / Baroque instrument

Bowl back. No case.

Local pickup only in the central NJ & greater NYC to Philadelphia area.


USD 500
United States
CONTACT WLestatesales24@gmail.com
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