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 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.

Archlute of 14 courses, model Matteo Sellas

February 10, 2020

For Sale

Carlos Gonzalez Marcos constructor 2016
Kingham Case
Cypress box with rosewood fillets.
Rosewood and maple veneered pinavete mast.
pinavete top, amourette fingerboard, bone and ebony.
Double pegbox made of walnut with rosewood and maple veneers.
Ebony pegs and button.
0.90 mm casing frets.
Savarez strings
(1 x 1, 5 x 2= 64cm + 8 x 1= 133cm)
Exceptional instrument.
If seriously interested, please contact for further details.


EUR 5,500
Paris, France
CONTACT E-mail: archiluthsale@gmail.com

vihuela made in Paris in 1993

November 1, 2019

For Sale

It’s in mint condition, revised by me,a Carlos Gonzales, and sold with hard case.
String length 605mm. Figurated maple and spruce.


EUR 1,700

CONTACT email: vihuelacg@gmail.com

Guittern/Citole, made by an Oregon luthier

January 31, 2019

For Sale

Walnut back and sides and spruce top. excellent condition, but needs new fretts and strings–gut fretts.
Nice little copy of several instruments.


USD 850
New Brunswick, Canada
CONTACT Please email johnlavers@yahoo.com for more info and pics.

Rebec made by Edward R. Turner, a English-Canadain lutheir who has instruments in the national museum of canada and all over the world

January 31, 2019

For Sale

He was best known for his harpsichords. The rebec is a one piece maple carved body with spruce top, it is also in excellent condition, but only has a make shift case.
I can offer bows with each.
I am open to the right trades for things i play and like.


USD 550
New Brunswick, Canada
CONTACT Please e mail for more pictures and details to johnlavers@yahoo.com

Eppinette des Vogses, which is an early ancestor of the applachian dulcimer, and an early hummel.

January 31, 2019

For Sale

The Epinette was made by Edward R. Turner the Gnglish-Canadain lutheir who has instruments in the National Museum of Canada. The Hummel was made by the gaelic harp maker Jay Witcher, who recreated the gaelic harp and was offered the position of the state harp maker for the Republic of Eire. Both instruments were made as copies of museum instruments. both play very well. The Epinette is in excellent condition, with spruce top(canadian sitka) and maple back and sides, the Hummel, has a top crack, but cedar top and walnut back and sides. both sound great.s
I am asking $500 for the Epinette and $400 for the Hummel.


USD 900 ($500 for Epinette and $400 for Hummel)
New Brunswick, Canada
CONTACT Please e mail for for info and pictures to johnlavers@yahoo.com

Cittern family instrument, an orpharion made by Edward Rusnak of Montreal, Canada

July 10, 2018

For Sale

The orpharion has a 23 inch scale and not fan fretts. Maple back and sides with european spruce tops (i think european spruce). Walnut stripes on the back. the orpharion has a case.
More pictures on request, and i will consider trades for instruments i really want.


USD 2,500
New Brunswick, Canada
CONTACT You can phone me at 506 866 6800, or email johnlavers@yahoo.com

10ch Renaissance lute in G, made by Jacob van de Geest in 1976

February 20, 2018

For Sale

I have to sell some of my instruments as I unfortunately do not have time to play them all. The instruments are located in Germany. All come in a hard made-to-measure case. All are in a perfect playing condition but need new strings.
10ch Renaissance lute in G, made by Jacob van de Geest in 1976, string length 62.5cm, student lute
For more information as well as for pictures please feel free to contact me


EUR 1,800
Germany
CONTACT lurchix@gmx.net

8ch Renaissance lute in G, made by Renzo Salvador in 2008

February 20, 2018

For Sale

I have to sell some of my instruments as I unfortunately do not have time to play them all. The instruments are located in Germany. All come in a hard made-to-measure case. All are in a perfect playing condition but need new strings.
8ch Renaissance lute in G, made by Renzo Salvador in 2008, string length 59cm
For more information as well as for pictures please feel free to contact me


EUR 4,300
Germany
CONTACT lurchix@gmx.net

6ch Vihuela in G, made by Julio Castanos in 2009

February 20, 2018

For Sale

I have to sell some of my instruments as I unfortunately do not have time to play them all. The instruments are located in Germany. All come in a hard made-to-measure case. All are in a perfect playing condition but need new strings.
* 6ch Vihuela in G, made by Julio Castanos in 2009, string length 60cm, instrument as new
For more information as well as for pictures please feel free to contact me


EUR 3,600
Germany
CONTACT lurchix@gmx.net

Fully restored, mid 19th-century guitar made by Pierre Marcard

January 1, 2018

For Sale

New fingerboard. In very good condition. Beautiful soundboard.
The label reads: “Questa Gitara … Comprata a parigi 1859 …”
(This guitar … was bought in Paris in 1859…).
PICTURES FORTHCOMING
price reduced September 2020


EUR 2,500 Modern standard case included
Rome, Italy
CONTACT Fabio Refrigeri, refrigerator@alice.it