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.
To avoid delay please follow the directions here then send an email to LSA.Lutes4Sale@gmail.com

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 LSA.Lutes4Sale@gmail.com 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.

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
CONTACT growatree5@gmail.com

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
CONTACT pcarmo012@gmail.com

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
CONTACT andrealiuto@gmail.com

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
CONTACT gallery@coyotespaw.com

Viola da Mano after Raimondi’s Engraving Tuned in G

February 25, 2021

For Sale

Back and sides Spanish cedar, 30 year old Engelmann top, 57 cm mensur with Nylgut strings, gut frets, walnut neck + pegbox, snakewood/boxwood/ebony fretboard, cocobolo pegs.

Great bright tone, just-right action, comes with a hard case. Alan Arthur Suits ,builder, Dec. 2020


USD 3,800 + shipping at cost
Santa Fe, NM, United States
CONTACT gallery@coyotespaw.com

Vihuela Tuned in G

February 25, 2021

For Sale

Figured maple sides, flamed maple, Indian rosewood, boxwood, pear back laminated on Spanish cedar, maple/ebony/Spanish cedar/cherry neck, boxwood pegs,30 year old Engelmann top. Snakewood, ebony and boxwood fretboard. Lovely sound and just-right action. Alan Arthur Suits, builder in Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 2021. With a Gator ¾ hard case. 59 cm mensur


USD 3,500 + shipping at cost
Santa Fe, NM, United States
CONTACT gallery@coyotespaw.com

Vihuela in Figured Walnut Tuned in G

February 25, 2021

For Sale

With a red cedar top, 58.5 mensur with Nylgut strings, gut frets.

Great sound and volume in all ranges, just-right action. Comes with a Gator ¾ hard case. Alan Arthur Suits, builder


USD 3,200 + shipping
Santa Fe, NM, United States
CONTACT gallery@coyotespaw.com

14-course folding theorbo after Buchenberg

February 5, 2021

For Sale

(95.5 and 170cm) built by Lauri Niskanen (2016). Back made with 41 stripes of ipe. Very loud and outgoing continuo instrument with a noble sound.
Folds into 137.5cm, making it perfect for travel. Comes with a short IKA flight case.
Shipping possible upon request.


EUR 5,500 (asking)
Den Haag, Netherlands
CONTACT email me at menglin.gao@gmail.com

11 course lute with custom case Lute in excellent condition

February 5, 2021

For Sale

I can say now that it was made by a Dutch luthier called Bosch in the late 1980’s to an anonymous copy of a Renaissance lute that was transformed into an 11-course baroque lute. I have restrung it with nylgut and gut strings made by Point d’Accroche in Paris

Mensura is 647 mm


EUR 2,000 + shipping
Madrid, Spain
CONTACT email: spinacino11@gmail.com phone: 627750834

14 course archlute by Maurice Ottiger

February 2, 2021

For Sale

String length 63cm/94,5cm (7+7, single strung extension)
Back of flamed maple.
Very light weight with an extremely powerful sound,
a rather modern style, high quality instrument.
Perfect condition, with velvet lined deluxe Kingham case.


EUR 5,000
Basel or Geneva, Switzerland
CONTACT bor.zuljan@yahoo.com