Lutes for Sale, Wanted, or Stolen

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How to Post an AD

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 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.

Vihuela by Joseph Mayes, 2021

June 19, 2021

For Sale

63 cm scale, tuned to G in A=440. Currently strung in nylon and carbon fiber. Bubinga with maple spacers and binding back and sides. Engleman spruce top, cedar neck with ebony fingerboard. European pear bridge. Boxwood pegs. Comes with a Harp-tone hard case designed for a parlor guitar but fits well with some additional padding. Can be seen and played in New Jersey (near Philadelphia).

USD 1,800 + shipping
United States
CONTACT or 856 858 8902

19th Century Guitar

June 19, 2021

For Sale

Juan Perfumo 1846 Cádiz
615mm string length
Recently expertly restored by Stephen Bacon:
All cracks, bracings, etc. have  been repaired and secured.  Very comfortable string action and easy to play.  Still has the original brass frets.  Currently strung with gut trebles from Boston Catlines.  Very sweet and rich sounding instrument.  Hardshell (not fitted) case included.
Free shipping in the continental U.S.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

USD 4,000
Ashland, Oregon, United States

Cittern For Sale

June 18, 2021

For Sale

Cittern by Frank-Peter Dietrich, 1992
Recent appraisal by Olav Chris Henriksen (Boston Catlines)

More details available upon request.

USD 2,250
near Boston, MA, United States

10c Lute by Lar Jönsson (2013)

June 17, 2021

For Sale

The instrument is based on the Tieffenbrucker (Vienna C45) with 31 ribs of figured maple with black spacers. The neck, fingerboard and pegbox are veneered with ebony. The lute is adorned with a decorative bone heart on the table. The lute has a superb, strong, and warm tone throughout and really good projection. The spruce top is adorned with an elegant and very complex single rose and a decorative bone heart. The stopped string length is 64 cm with 9 tied frets on the neck, so it is about as big, powerful and resonant a body type as you can get with this rather short string length, a really great combination of oomph and playability. Excellent action throughout and a very comfortable instrument to play, since the body is very flat and the neck really nice and thin.

This 10c allows ultimate flexibility with regards repertoire: you can play all renaissance repertoire on it, and indeed both solo and accompaniment roles. The instrument comes with a custom case by Kingham.

The instrument is in Paris. To know more about the instrument, please contact me.


À VENDRE: LUTH 10c de LARS JÖNSONN (2013), à vendre avec son étui Kingham fait sur mesure. L’instrument d’après Tieffenbrucker (Vienna C45). Longueur de corde vibrante : 64 cm. Très belle caisse avec 31 côtes en érable ondée. Manche et chevillier plaqués avec ébène. Sonorité très claire et puissante. Idéale pour le répertoire solo et aussi pour l’accompagnement des airs de cours.

L’instrument est à Paris.

Pour plus amples informations, merci de m’écrire.

Paris, France
CONTACT luthisteATgmailDOTcom

14 Course Theorbo by José Miguel Moreno (2019-2020)

June 6, 2021

For Sale

Professional theorbo built by José Miguel Moreno in 2019/2020. Very clear sound and projection, perfect instrument for solo and chamber music.

String length 77/120 cm.

Case included.

Photos and audios available on request.

The instrument is testable in Paris, Milano and Lyon

EUR 4,800 + shipping


5 Course Baroque Guitar

June 2, 2021

For Sale

Comes with handmade hard polyester case.
Shipping all around world.
For more information, pictures, sound samples please contact me.

EUR 1,200 + shipping


10 Course Lute by Martin de Witte, Den Haag, 2010

May 31, 2021

For Sale

String length 61,5cm
Comes in a made to measure hard case.
Perfect condition . Instruments has been rarely used and is sold due to the repertoire policies of the LuteDuo dedicated mostly to baroque lute repertoire. Located in Warsaw, Poland.
Can be shipped with with full insurance coverage. Please feel free to ask for more information.
the lute can be heard here:

EUR 3,900 + shipping
Warsaw, Poland

Baroque Guitar For Sale

May 20, 2021

For Sale

Copy of Stradivari 1688 (Hill Collection, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), made by A. D. Nicholson, Bristol, 1978. Action and spacing adjusted by Klaus Jacobsen, 2013. Kingham made-to-measure MTM hard case made in 2013, grey with black lining. Soundboard in Alpine spruce. Flat back in flamed maple. Ebony fingerboard with bone inlay. Hardwood carved rose with ebony and bone surround. Bridge with ebony and bone inlay. Tied gut frets. Fitting for strap. Space for double top course (peg, nut and bridge). 74cm string length. Strung in Aquila plain nylgut and Pyramid nylon at 415 pitch. Also works well at 440 and 392 pitch, or “in D”. Located in Bristol and London, UK. GBP £ 2500. Happy to assist in shipping arranging shipping with buyer’s responsibility. More photos and video at

GBP 2,500
United Kingdom
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