March 14, 2022
Arciliuto was stolen in the Czech Republic (Prague or Brno) or in Germany (Drezden). March 14, 2022.
The instrument was built by Jiri Cepelak around 1995.
string length: (65/101)
Please contact for any information about the instrument’s whereabouts.
February 17, 2021
Larry K. Brown 1994. 66 cm/140 cm.
Shaded yew ribs with elaborate inlay on the fret board and neck/extension. Rosewood pegs. Strung with nylgut.
Sent my archlute to a lutenist in trade for a 10-course lute, never received lute nor a return of my instrument
Please contact me if you have seen this instrument.
CONTACT Email: stevensebastian at gmail dot com
October 12, 2019
The instrument is by Matthew Durvie, 1985.
Irving, TX, United States
CONTACT Dr. Gregory Hamilton 8325450900 email@example.com
August 28, 2008
85 cm/ 165 cm string lengths.
New Jersey, United States
27-ribbed Indian Rosewood back.
Triple Rose (inset rose, from an older top).
Black Kingham case.
A similar instrument is pictured here: http://www.schreinerlutes.com/theorbos_mkaiser.html
This instrument was stolen off a NJTransit train at Metropark, NJ (NEC 3801) on August 27 2008.
Please contact with any information.
CONTACT theorboy [at] gmail.com 1.917.921.0526
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
CONTACT If you ever find it please contact urgently with JAUME BOSSER - tel. 34-93-8080200, mobile ++34 - 646 187157 firstname.lastname@example.org
August 26, 2023
The Lute Rental Program Needs More Lutes!
The Lute Rental Program frequently has applicants waiting, but not enough lutes for them all. We have a crying need for 8-course Renaissance lutes in G, i.e. with a string length of 62 cm or less. Please—if you’re not using your old student lute, we have somebody who wants to rent it! Don’t worry about its worn strings and loose frets–we’ll take care of that.
Interest in the baroque lute is also growing fast. With renters often waiting for 11-course and 13-course lutes, we would be very grateful for more such donations. And there are always waiting lists for archlutes and theorbos.
The Lute Rental Program gladly welcomes donations of lutes of all other types, also baroque and Renaissance guitars, vihuelas, colasciones, citterns–all early plucked-string instruments. Your donation will be recognized on our website, and with a plaque affixed to the lute’s case. The LSA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, authorized to acknowledge your donation for tax purposes. The Lute Rental Program is also grateful for your legacy donation, if you wish to remember us in you will.
If you wish to donate an instrument, or money to buy one, please contact the Lute Rental Program Director.
For information on renting an instrument, please see the Lute Rental Program web page.
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.
CONTACT Julian Kwasniewski, trad.lute (at) gmail.com -- I'll probably be in Michigan, Virginia, or Nebraska.