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.
To avoid delay please follow the directions here then send an email to LSA.Lutes4Sale@gmail.com

Disclaimer

The LSA cannot make recommendations on the instruments listed below, since we have not seen any of them. Please reply directly to the sellers. The most recent listings are at the top and the oldest at the bottom of the list. If you buy one of these instruments please send a note to LSA.Lutes4Sale@gmail.com so we can take that instrument off the list.

How to Use the Lutes for Sale List

Using the Category filter below, select a type of listing to view: For Sale, Wanted, or Stolen.  All images below are clickable. To display the full image, click on it. The newest listings will appear at the top.

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Renaissance Guitar

September 15, 2021

For Sale

Splendid renaissance guitar. Beautifully figured birdseye maple, cedar neck, European pear bridge, purpleheart fingerboard, wenge pegs. 54CM scale length. Great sound and playability. In short, everything you need for a happy life. It’s been said that playing renaissance guitar is the most fun you can have while fully dressed.

USD 750 + shipping

CONTACT Mayeskl@comcast.net

Archlute by Hendrik Hasenfuss

September 9, 2021

For Sale

14-course archlute, built by Hendrik Hasenfuss after Pietro Raillich in 1999.
Back of yew, neck veneered with ebony.
String length is 59cm/140cm, which allows both for standard G- and A-tunings. Rich, colorful sound when playing solo. When playing continuo the high register is surprisingly present, adding a mandolin-like quality to the ensemble sound, especially when tuned up to A, along with the strong basses. It’s an incredible instrument, the only reason I’m selling it is my quitting music for another profession.
Comes with custom-fitted travel case.

EUR 9,000
Freiburg, Germany or Basel, Switzerland
CONTACT lukashenning@aol.com

10 Course Lute by Carel Huiskamp

September 9, 2021

For Sale

Late renaissance lute, built by Carel Huiskamp after Gerle in 1999.
Back of maple, neck and pegbox veneered with ebony. String length is 63cm, can comfortably be tuned at standard G (a=415′).
The top shows three barely visible cracks, which have all been mended by the instrument’s maker. It works and plays wonderfully and can be heard on my most recent CD “Tarot de Paris”. The only reason I’m selling this instrument is my quitting music for another profession.
Comes with custom-fitted Kingham case.
Excerpts of “Tarot de Paris”, recorded entirely on this lute, can be heard in this Video:

EUR 6,000
Freiburg, Germany or Basel, Switzerland
CONTACT lukashenning@aol.com

Large Theorbo by Paolo Busato

September 9, 2021

For Sale

14-course Chitarrone, built by Paolo Busato (Padova) in 2017, based on a Venetian model by Matteo Sellas 1640 (Paris E.547).
Back of cypress, neck inlays of ebony and boxwood.
String length is 86cm/170cm. Perfect for continuo work and the Italian repertoire (Kapsperger, Piccinini, Castaldi). I used a similar instrument by the same maker for my “Roma 1623” concert, available on YouTube. The instrument on sale is in near mint condition and has a wonderfully resonant, percussive tone, with strong basses and shimmering high register. The reason I’m selling it is that I quit music for another profession.
Home demo of the instrument:
Comes with custom-fitted travel case.

EUR 7,000
Freiburg, Germany or Basel, Switzerland
CONTACT lukashenning@aol.com

Viola da Mano by Alexander Batov

September 9, 2021

For Sale

6-course Viola da Mano, built by Alexander Batov after the Girolamo dai Libri model in 2012.
Back and neck of maple, parchment rose and decorative inlays.
String length is 57cm, works well in standard G- and A-tunings, with fingers for Renaissance pieces or plectrum for earlier repertoires.
It’s a wonderful instrument I’ve enjoyed playing for years, only selling it because I quit music for another profession.
Comes with custom-fitted Kingham double-case.

EUR 4,500
Freiburg, Germany or Basel, Switzerland
CONTACT lukashenning@aol.com

Ten Course Lute by Grant Tomlinson

August 27, 2021

For Sale

I am selling my ten course lute by Grant Tomlinson to make room in my closet, and my budget, for some new instruments. It is a marvelous instrument and I only part with it because my repertoire focus has changed. Currently strung in veil ton at a=415, but works just as well at 392 or in accords nouveaux.
Grant built it in 2009. The photos and description on his website (bottom of his “ten course” page) are of my exact lute. The only correction is, he managed to get a 10th tied fret on the neck, which is very handy for its customary repertoire. http://www.tomlinsonlutes.com/ten.html
The lute has minimal wear, just the customary faint smudge on the face where the pinky finger rests.


USD 8,200 Buyer pays shipping and insurance.
Minneapolis, MN, United States
CONTACT twlutenist@gmail.com

6-course Warwick Frei

August 23, 2021

For Sale

6-course Warwick Frei (68cm), in F or E, made by Martin Shepherd in 1992.
Beautiful flamed maple ribs and neck. Very light and very resonant instrument with a charming dark sound.
Comes with a velvet lined Kingham case.

EUR 3,700
Basel, Switzerland
CONTACT bor.zuljan@yahoo.com

5-string Colascione by Ivo Magherini (2014)

August 23, 2021

For Sale

98cm, body in bird’s eye maple, based on Jauch (1734), instrument roughly based on a Colachon / Gallichon by Johann Schorn, Salzburg 1688.
Beautifully carved griffon head.
Very powerful instrument!
Comes with Kingham MTM case.

EUR 3,500
Basel, Switzerland
CONTACT bor.zuljan@yahoo.com

Vihuela in Figured Walnut Tuned in G

August 14, 2021

For Sale

Vihuela in figured walnut with a red cedar top, tuned in G. 58.5 mensur, Nylgut strings, gut frets. Great sound and volume in all ranges, just-right action. comes with a Gator ¾ hard case. Alan Arthur Suits, builder, in Santa Fe, New Mexico Sept. 2020.


USD 3,200 + shipping at cost
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
CONTACT gallery@coyotespaw.com

Lourdes Uncilla Moreno Baroque Guitar and Lourdes Uncilla Moreno Vihuela

July 27, 2021

For Sale

Spruce top, Maple Baroque Guitar by Lourdes Uncilla Moreno for $6000

Spruce top Vihuela by Lourdes Uncilla Moreno $5500

Look for ad on Reverb for short videos. Longer videos are available on request.

Open to creative offers and trades. We will ship internationally.

For further details stevesguitars@yahoo.com, (415) 647-4940 or go to stevesguitars.com


USD United States
CONTACT stevesguitars@yahoo.com
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