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 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.

Baroque Guitar For Sale

May 2, 2021

For Sale

Luthier Mikhail Fedchenko,  2010
top – spruce
body – maple tree
inlaid fingerboard – rosewood and maple
Template – Voboam

A bright and strong instrument, suitable for both continuo and solo music.
The guitar has never undergone repairs, has no damage or cracks.
One peg is missing.
A year ago I was in Italy and I left my guitar there, due to the quarantine and the closed borders I could not return to take it back. This year I bought another guitar in Russia and therefore I decided to sell this one.
The guitar is in a convenient semi-rigid case.
You can try it in Verona or Vicenza.


Price includes case but not shipping costs.

EUR 1,900 + shipping

14 Course Theorbo by Knud Sindt (2020)

May 2, 2021

For Sale

Spruce soundboard and 11 walnut multi-rib.

The vibrating lengths are 74cm and 140cm, including semi-hard case (bagluthier).

Short neck in spruce with bone inlays and long neck in spruce, very light, also ornamented with bone.

Right now using carbon and wound strings but includes a nylgut set.

The instrument is located in Córdoba (Spain) and can be sent to any country.

The selling price includes case but does not include shipping costs.

EUR 3,900 + shipping
Córdoba, Spain

11 Course Baroque Lute with case

April 27, 2021

For Sale

Built by Daniel Larson, Saraband Model 2015, 70 cm string length.

USD 5,100
Frederick, Maryland, United States


April 24, 2021

For Sale

New vihuela by Gy.Lõrinczi with custom plywood case.

59.4 cm string length.

Slightly arched maple back.

Tasteful decorations on the spruce top.

Strung in nylon.

Easy to play, low action.


EUR 1,200 + shipping


4 Course Renaissance Guitar

April 24, 2021

For Sale

New 4 course Renaissance guitar made by Gy. Lõrinczi in 2021.
New instrument strung in nylon.
Wonderful sound and perfect action.
Comes with custom plywood case.

EUR 1,000 + shipping


Historic 1840’s Guitar

April 24, 2021

For Sale

Plays well at regular pitch as it is strung with gauges appropriate for this string length. Full bright sound. 59cm string length, 46mm at the nut.
Typical low string action, no buzzing. Modern flat replacement frets. In good stable shape, numerous old repairs and wear (cleated cracks, inactive/filled worm holes, all the things one finds with a guitar of this age.
Comes with excellent hard case.
Buyer to pay packing/shipping, payments accepted via PayPal only.

USD 1,600 + shipping
Portland, Oregon, United States

Historic Guitar circa 1830 in the Lacote style

April 24, 2021

For Sale

This circa 1830 guitar bears no label, but (how common this is I don’t know) has a body outline that is an exact match to the Lacote featured on the Crane website. I acquired it at a French auction several years ago. Extraordinarily nice sound per local early romantic guitar players who have played it. Action professionally re-set so it is appropriately low.

Numerous small past repairs and the usual signs of surface wear. It has remained stable and in good playing order over the time I’ve owned it. I’m happy to send detailed pictured of every square cm of the instrument if you have serious interest. Comes in a hard case.

Width at nut: 46 mm (or perhaps 45.5?) and string length: 62.8 cm.

The distance between fingerboard bottom of first string at 12th fret: 3.5mm.

The distance between top of 12th fret and bottom of first string: 2.5 mm.

Payments accepted via PayPal only. Buyer to pay packing/shipping.

USD 2,500 + shipping
Portland, Oregon, United States

9 Course Renaissance Lute

April 12, 2021

For Sale

New 9 course Renaissance lute for sale, made of maple and ebony with a spruce top, tuned to G

USD 2,500 + shipping
Fall River, Massachusetts, United States

10 Course Lute by Italian lutemaker Matteo Baldinelli in Assisi in 2007

April 9, 2021

For Sale

Very good professional lute in rosewood and synthetic ivory fillets.

String length 65cm. Strung with Aquila strings D and NN at 415 Hz.

In perfect condition, with only a few normal signs of wear as of photography.

Includes hard case.

Other photography and/or audio files are available on request.

I can ship worldwide.

EUR 2,200 + shipping
Florence, Italy

Vihuela with Figured Maple Back and Sides Tuned in G

February 25, 2021

For Sale

30 year old Engelmann top, 58.8 mensur. Spanish cedar neck, cocobolo pegs, pear bridge, ironwood/ebony fingerboard. Nylgut strings, gut frets. Lovely balanced tone, just-right action. Comes with a Gator ¾ hard case. Alan Arthur Suits- builder, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 2020.

USD 3,200 + shipping at cost
Santa Fe, NM, United States