Lutes for Sale, Wanted, or Stolen

A Request

If you are successful in selling an instrument, we hope you will consider making a donation to the Lute Society of America.

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.
To avoid delay please follow the directions here then send an email to


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.

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The 26th of june-01, a theorbo was stolen in Barcelona, Spain

June 30, 2001


Triple rose ( see the pictures ), and, looking through them, the inside label reads : ” JAUME BOSSER – OCTUBRE 2000″.
Total length: 1m55 about.
Back made of 13 ribs of stained ash with rosewood strips between.
14 strings and 16 pegs .
With its black hardcase.

Still missing September 2020

Barcelona, Spain
CONTACT If you ever find it please contact urgently with JAUME BOSSER - tel. 34-93-8080200, mobile ++34 - 646 187157

Wanted: 14 Course Archlute, 10 Course Renaissance Lute

October 20, 2022


Wanted for purchase:
14 course archlute (larger size, in the 60 & 140s cm string length), used or new, with no repairs needed. Single strung preferred.
10 course renaissance lute used or new, with no repairs needed.
If you have such an instrument, I would appreciate sound samples and then might arrange to try the instrument in person before deciding to purchase.

United States
CONTACT Julian Kwasniewski, trad.lute (at) -- I'll probably be in Michigan, Virginia, or Nebraska.

Rental Lutes for the LSA

February 22, 2021


The Lute Society of America’s Lute Rental Program has assembled a collection of instruments and made them available for rental.

All members of the Lute Society of America are eligible to rent these instruments but the primary aim of the program is to get adequate lutes into the hands of beginning players who might otherwise not pursue playing the lute at all.

The LSA is looking for donations of lutes of all types (the LSA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible).

We have beginners waiting but not enough instruments for them!

If you wish to make a donation of a new or used instrument or money to buy a new/used instrument, please contact the Administrator of the Lute Rental Program:

For information on how to rent an instrument, please see this part of the LSA web site

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