Lutes for Sale, Wanted, or Stolen

A Request

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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.
To avoid delay please follow the directions here then send an email to forsale@lutesocietyofamerica.org

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 forsale@lutesocietyofamerica.org 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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6 Course Vihuela by Andrew Edwards

October 5, 2022

For Sale

Vihuela de Mano in G
String length 585mm
Neck width at nut 51mm
String band at nut 44.5mm
String band at bridge 65mm
Soundboard –  “Antiqued finish” – Mediterranean Cypress (dished to facilitate thumb under playing)
Sides – Siamese Rosewood
Back – Figured Australian Blackwood
Neck – Flamed Maple
Fingerboard – Australian Mulga
Bridge – Madagascar Rosewood
Rose – Handmade by Elena Dal Cortivo
www.parchmentroses.com/en_catalog.htm)
Pegs – Geared pegs by Pegheds
www.pegheds.com )
Strings – Nylgut (synthetic gut)
Frets – Gut
Finish – Shellec, French Polished

AUD 3,800 + shipping
NSW, Australia
CONTACT andrew1963b at gmail.com (remove spaces, at = @)

Baroque guitar for sale

October 5, 2022

For Sale

Builder: Carlo Cecconi, Tarquinia, 2001

Description: very fine baroque guitar in excellent conditions
String length: 64cm; very comfortable action.
Back in figured maple with ebony spacers; soundboard edging in ebony.
Soundboard: spruce. Inlaid neck and pegbox.
Excellent tone and volume, easy to play.
The guitar comes with an handmade wooden case in perfect conditions.

On request I can send an audio/video file of me playing this instrument.

The instrument can be tested in Rome, Italy, but can also be shipped overseas.


EUR 3,000 + shipping and insurance
Rome, Italy
CONTACT damiani.and@gmail.com

13 course Baroque lute for sale

October 5, 2022

For Sale

Builder: Carlo Cecconi, Tarquinia, 2000

Description: very fine baroque lute after C. Hoffman in perfect conditions
String length: 71/74,5; very comfortable action.
Back in figured maple with ebony spacers; soundboard edging in ebony.
Soundboard: spruce. Inlaid fingerboard, neck and pegbox.
Excellent tone and volume, easy to play.
The lute comes with an handmade wooden case in perfect conditions.

A video of me playing this lute can be seen here:
https://youtu.be/yDnx_a9IxY0
(recorded with a couple of Schoeps cardioid microphones, no added reverb nor effects)

The instrument can be tested in Rome, Italy, but can also be shipped overseas.


EUR 3,500 + shipping and insurance
Rome, Italy
CONTACT damiani.and@gmail.com

7 Course Hans Frei-model Renaissance Lute

October 3, 2022

For Sale

Selling my trusty lute which I have put hundreds of hours of practice on but no longer have the space for in my collection. It is a very nice instrument with excellent projection. It was made by the Spanish luthier Jose Angel Espejo. 63 cm string length, maple bowl, spruce soundboard with a beautiful hand carved rose, ebony fingerboard and pegbox.

It is currently strung in Nylgut at a=415, but also includes a full set of gut strings that originally cost $300 for the full set. Some of the treble guts strings have gone false and could be replaced by Boston Catlines for ~$60.

The soundboard has a very slim 6 inch crack on it. It is not really noticeable from more than a foot away, is stable, and doesn’t affect the sound.

Includes a well-fitting Kingham Case.

A video of me playing the lute can be seen here:

https://youtu.be/ssW4R77Bfpo

Available to try out in Seattle, Washington, or can be shipped.

please contact me at matthewjcecil@gmail.com with any questions


USD 1,800
Seattle, Washington, United States
CONTACT matthewjcecil@gmail.com

Renaissance Guitar by Gy. Lőrinczi

September 19, 2022

For Sale

New Renaissance guitar for sale, by Gy. Lőrinczi.

54 cm string length. Includes home made plywood case.


EUR 1,100

CONTACT lorilute@yahoo.com

Vihuela de Mano in G by Andrzej Wyka (2022)

September 1, 2022

For Sale

Vihuela de mano in G, made by Andrzej Wyka in 2022, 592 mm string length: Wood used: walnut, pine, cocobolo, plum, apple. Aquila nylgut strings, with Manzano case.


EUR 1,850 plus shipment from Poland
Poland
CONTACT denar58@gmail.com

Vihuela de Mano in G by Andrzej Wyka (2022)

September 1, 2022

For Sale

For sale vihuela de mano in G, made by Andrzej Wyka in 2022.

602 mm string length.

Wood used: cherry, blackwood, pine, holly, mulga.

Strings Nylgut Aquila.

Case by Manzano.

Sound sample on request.


EUR 1,550 plus shipment from Poland
Poland
CONTACT denar58@gmail.com

Vihuela in G by Clive Titmuss (2005)

August 30, 2022

For Sale

63cm string length. Maple sides and back. Nice marquetry on soundboard and head plate. Parchment rose. Currently strung in unison Savarez KF’s, but the basses can be strung in octaves. Hard case by Clive. The vihuela is in very good condition although the frets are getting a bit old.

Additional photos available here.


USD 2,000 plus shipping and insurance
New York City, NY, United States
CONTACT micalvert@aol.com

Renaissance Guitar

August 30, 2022

For Sale

Spiffy renaissance guitar. Cherry back and sides with maple spacers. Cedar neck with purple heart fingerboard. French polish finish. 54 CM scale. Comes with case.


USD 750 plus shipping

CONTACT Joseph Mayes 856 858 8902 or mayeskl@comcast.net
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