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.

8c renaissance lute by Matteo Baldinelli 2018

December 11, 2020

For Sale

The instrument is like new and in a very good condition. It has a good projection and a warm sound. Very comfortable for the left hand.
60,5 cm string length

The instrument is visible and testable in Milano (Italy), Lyon and Paris (France).


EUR 2,800 (negotiable), handmade case included
Milano, Italy /Paris/Lyon, France
CONTACT For more informations and pictures please contact: jerenast@gmail.com

7-course Renaissance D-g’ lute

December 11, 2020

For Sale

I made it for exhibition in January this year and finally got a very nice case for it. It is strung with light tension Aquila gut strings at 63 cm scale, but can be re-strung with Aquila Nylgut of higher tension. The instrument is based on the C.34 Hans Frei in the Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum. It is made of European Cherry staves and neck, Italian Spruce sound-board, Makassar Ebony appointments. Please message me for particulars.

Shipping: anywhere via DHL, insured 3rd party (Sinfonima) + carrier’s insurance.


EUR 4,500 including case, not including shipping
Berlin, Germany
CONTACT mb@classical-and-flamenco-guitars.com

14c archlute by Cezar Mateus 2005

November 8, 2020

For Sale

From 1st to 8th double strings, 9th to 14th single.
Diapasons cm 66,5-135.
The instrument is in perfect state and comes with a Kingham case or a Pierre Rousseau alluminium case, both made on measure.
This lute is simply gorgeous for every repertoire and basso continuo.
I always used it at 415 hz, now it’s newly strung with gut and nylgut cd basses at 392Hz. It’s been a great companion for all these years.


EUR 6,000 Buyers pays shipping.
Rome, Italy
CONTACT mcarreca at virgilio .it

6 c. Renaissance professional lute by Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris

October 15, 2020

For Sale

Dear friends, I sell a fantastic and precious six-course concert lute made by Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris. It is a luxury instrument, extremly beautiful, and that sounds great. Features:
– 11 ribs in a very highly-figured, hard “quilted” maple, extremely ornamental (it has an impressive three-dimensional effect on the ribs): the 11 ribs were sawn in sequence from a single plank, and were finished with oil-based amber varnish.
– Fingerboard: figured satinwood, edged with bone.
– Soundboard: Haselfichte “bearclaw” spruce, very ornamental, and of the highest quality.
– Neck and pegbox: pear.
– Pegs: heart-shaped pegs made in pernambuco.
– String length: 54 cm.
Reason for sale: I am a violagambista and cellist. I bought the lute to play a duo with my brother, but I don’t have time to play it, and it is a lute that deserves to be played.
It has a very clear, rounded, full sound; Projects great, with a very special and precious sound and presence. It´s a lute that makes every single note clear, making it ideal for playing polyphony, but it´s very easy and convenient to play too, so it´s also an instrument that can easily be played at high speed. It´s ideal both for playing solo repertoire (super comfortable for string length and for its response, that it´s excellent), as in consort of lutes and broken consort… Particularly well-suited to the more demanding renaissance repertoire (where some of the left-hand stretches can be quite difficult).
It’s stringed with nygut and gut now.
The lute is almost brand new. I have taken care of it with great care, as you can see it in the photos. It has a Kingham case.

Soria, Spain
CONTACT pablobaleta@yahoo.es

10 string doubleneck guitar by Gary Southwell after Scherzer (1861)

October 12, 2020

For Sale

This is a copy of a guitar originally made in Vienna in 1861 by J.G. Scherzer, one of Stauffer’s star apprentices. The guitar has a double adjustable neck and features a double back to prevent the player damping the guitar’s body. It is made with a German spruce top, figured maple back and sides and a neck veneered in ebony.
The instrument is in the south of Germany. Questions welcome.


EUR 8,000 including Kingham case
Germany
CONTACT e-mail: sommerrock@arcor.de