Buying a student lute made by www.jminstruments.com is not only cheap but fine quality, lutes are made for less so you can have more!
Jminstruments makes instruments based on museum drawings, the inauthentic 'oud-lutes' online claim to be based on a historic example but the barring is closer to the oud, the shape of the bodies don't follow the museum instruments. If buying is still too expensive then hiring a lute is available at jminstruments for just £35 per month!
Monday, 3 February 2020
Stock lutes for Sale
8 crs Multiribbed Yew Renaissance lute based on Hans Burkholtzer c1596 (KHM NE48)
Originally inspired by the look, shape and sound of the Sixtus Rauwolf lute played by Jacob Lindberg, it was created to give the look/feel of an original instrument. With a multiribbed yew body with old dark and lighter heartwood, one small rib restoration (thus a reduced price), and with a slightly darker/'aged' finish elsewhere, hopefully it's got the ambience of an old/original instrument, dare I say!
It has a Black Walnut neck and pegbox (as recommended by the Mary Burwell lute Ms) and is cheaper than a veneered neck, less ebony too, the fingerboard is black English Bog Oak an eco-alternative to Ebony, the only ebony used is around the soundboard. The pegs and bridge are pearwood with decorative stars carved as seen on another original/ surviving lute by Giovanni Hieber ( Brussels MIM 1561). The original rose design, shown here has a roped border, typical of this type of renaissance lute.
£2625 (case is £558 if required, a must if shipping overseas)
13crs AND Angelique in one, based on Maler/Elg
This is the latest creation based on the Maler (MI54) and the extended neck of the "Swedish theorbo" Elg (M220) c.1729. Comfortable and lightweight, powerful and rich basses, the body being shallow and fits the pre-existing case (c14.2 cm deep) the string length is 70.2/92/107cm can be string as a 13crs as seen or as a 16crs angelique with extra holes in the bridge and groves in the nut. Ribs are in grade two English yew wood, reused/restored Alpine spruce soundboard, bog oak fingerboard, ebonised maple neck and ebonised pearwood extended neck, bridge and endpin, natural pearwood pegs, CD Basses and NNG octaves and fingered courses. The case in a Kingham ex stock black exterior and Green velvet interior. The Maler/Frei Angelique previously made sounded nice so this time the neck was made a triple pegbox, rather modern looking for it's time and thus quicker to make reducing costs but a recent purchase of a triple pegbox by a well respected professional player helped make this the choice for the extended neck, the bases seem as powerful as longer necked italian theorbo.
Sold but can be ordered, £2500 (a new case, if required, is £624 to order, )
....other stock for sale, 7crs Renaissance lute, 11crs Swan neck Baroque lute:
Ex hire 7 course lute based on Hans Frei (Vienna KHM C34)
7crs student lute for sale, made in 2015, used/hire instrument, ware due to playing/being held means its discounted to the current price. Strung in Kuershner Strings in g' at 440Hz, a warm a responsive tone. Yew heartwood body, maple neck and pegbox, pear wood pegs and bridge, fingerboard in eco-friendly English Bog oak. Currently on hire so if your interested in buying it when back off hire then it's first come first serve as standard.
New Price: Was £1365 Now £865 inc Kingham case (£665 with cheaper alternative case shown)
11 crs swan-neck lute (or Double lute) based on MIR 899
Originally by M.Hartung/Harton c1600 converted to a swan neck in c1691 by Johann Zacher/Dacherl Bresslau, New pics (10/2019) with new CD bass strings put on.
Yew multi-ribbed back, veneered neck with holly lines, stained maple extended neck with stained pearwood pegs, ebony fingerboard and natural pear wood bridge, strung all in gut at f' at a=415Hz, D minor tuning. Alternatively it could be strung like the double lute/luth en tuorbe/Luth a double manche in vieil ton as seen in Mersenne's Harmonie Universelle (1636), but in g' at Mersenne's pitch a=375Hz with a different set of strings. New Kingham case wine red exterior/black plush interior. Shallow body and string length of 63.4/90.2cm makes it very comfortable to play Weiss' 11crs music which suits this instrument. Here it here with its new CD bass strings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE2aPzmOKxc&feature=youtu.be
£ 4260 now £3699 slight use and including used case (some exterior scuffing)