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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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.

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10 Course Lute by Carel Huiskamp (1999)

August 16, 2022

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

7 Course Lute by Barber & Harris (2007)

August 16, 2022

For Sale

Renaissance ‘Student lute’ built by Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris in 2007 after Venere. String length is 60cm. Back of cherry, fretboard of ebony. This was my first lute and I’ve since given it to my own students. Especially for beginners this is an excellent instruments to start on, and I’ve been keeping it in perfect playing condition. It has no visible cracks or defects.

Comes with custom-fitted Kingham case.


EUR 2,500
Freiburg, Germany or Basel, Switzerland
CONTACT lukashenning@aol.com

7 Course Lute by Hendrik Hasenfuss (2009)

August 16, 2022

For Sale

Renaissance lute built in 2009 by Hendrik Hasenfuss after Venere. String length is 61cm. Back of plum, neck and pegbox are veneered with ebony. Years ago the instrument developed a crack above the rose. It was taken care of immediately and has since been stable. I’ve played this instrument for many years, it’s still in perfect playing condition.

Comes with custom-fitted case.

You can hear and see the lute being played in this video:


EUR 6,500
Freiburg, Germany or Basel, Switzerland
CONTACT lukashenning@aol.com

Baroque Guitar by Dan Larson (2020)

July 30, 2022

For Sale

Dan Larson “Spanish Model” built in September of 2020. This is a fabulous professional instrument owned only by myself and used in concert many times since I ordered it from Dan Larson. It’s very lightweight, has a warm tone, good projection, and great for continuo and solo playing.

I perform regularly a baroque orchestra and they get quite loud at times, but I’ve never felt I could not be heard when using this guitar. It has some wear on the face from strumming, as can be seen in the photos. It is otherwise in perfect condition.

For additional photos, see here.


USD 1,800 plus shipping 
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
CONTACT Briankaylute (at) gmail (dot) com

Vihuela / Baroque Guitar by Jaume Bosser (2014)

July 30, 2022

For Sale

For sale – vihuela / baroque talentis model by Jaume Bosser in Barcelona – september 2014. Jaume is a fantastic luthier who works with many Catalonian stars of early music.

Great for beginner and student level – great for vihuela, but it can be tuned and string as baroque guitar so if you do not have enough money to buy both instruments that’s a good choice. That’s the main idea of this talentis model.

I played both versions without problems. When it was needed I tuned it like vihuela, and when I wanted some later repertoire, played like baroque guitar.

I played this instrument 100% professionally in theatre, concerts and recordings in Poland. Lovely instrument to play. Nylgut Aqyilla stringed. With a good gig bag.

I prefer EU shipping.


EUR 1,400 shipping from Poland
Poland
CONTACT adalbert.arbuscula@gmail.com

8 Course renaissance lute by Dan Larson after Hans Frei

July 26, 2022

For Sale

63 cm vibrating string length, complete with form-fitting Kingham case. Top wood made of Engelmann spruce, back made of cherry, ebony half binding, ebony veneer neck and fingerboard. Excellent condition, instrument located in Canada.


USD 5,000
Canada
CONTACT murraycoo51@gmail.com

7 course Bandora

July 25, 2022

For Sale

Wire strung instrument used in the 16th cent. English “Broken Consort” music, and has a solo repertoire as well. Built for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. I have used this in concert and it is very playable.

61.5 cm string length. Can be tuned as a bass or tenor instrument. Pegheads were installed recently, so tuning is easy. For more photos, and any questions contact edwardsguitar@gmail.com.


USD 3,200 free shipping within the U.S.
United States
CONTACT edwardsguitar@gmail.com

Rare 19th Century Guitar ca 1830’s

July 24, 2022

For Sale

645mm string length, 45mm nut.  New period style brass frets, and newly installed mechanical “pegheds”.  Gut trebles by Boston Catlines.

Recently repaired and inspected by a professional luthier. Case included.

Stamp on the inside of the back reads: “Alfred Schweiss” and “Freiburg”, but I believe it is a French made guitar.  It’s possible Schweiss was the dealer.

 


USD 4,000 Free shipping within the USA
United States
CONTACT edwardsguitar@gmail.com

8 Course Lute by James G. Mackie (1979)

July 23, 2022

For Sale

A rare opportunity to purchase a completely documented 15-string lute in near mint condition by the late James G. Mackie of Minneapolis, MN, whose work has been displayed in the Smithsonian.

This was made specifically for Joan Myers in 1979 (bill of sale included) and this is currently being offered by the estate of Ms. Myers, whose one-time husband was early music scholar Stanley Buetens.
This lute is light as a feather, in perfect condition and has been stored in a climate-controlled setting since the 1990’s.
Lute comes with a handmade wooden case in excellent condition.
A large file of lute music will be included upon request.
Additional photos also available here.
Please call for an in-hand description and/or video call.
Instrument is currently located in Santa Fe, NM but will soon be in Los Angeles.

USD 5,500
United States
CONTACT jmart505@gmail.com

6 Course Renaissance lute in G after Vendelio Venere by Andrzej Wyka (1988)

July 22, 2022

For Sale

Renaissance lute 6-course in G after Vendelio Venere 1582, 595 mm. Made by Andrzej Wyka in 1988.

Wood used: maple, European spruce, ebony, plum, pear. Instrument well maintained, new frets and Aquila Nylgut strings. Instrument is adapted for gut strings.

Wooden case after a Venetian painting from ca. 1600.


EUR 1,600 plus shipment from Poland

CONTACT denar58@gmail.com
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