Lutes

  • Burkholtzer Lute

    Burkholtzer Lute

    The original instrument was made by Hans Burkholtzer in Füssen in 1596 and is now in the Vienna Kunsthisorisches Museum, item number SAM 44. It began life as a seven or eight-course instrument, and there is a label inside which indicates that by...

    $5,035.00
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  • Hans Frei Eleven Course Baroque Lute

    Hans Frei Eleven Course Baroque Lute

    Hans Frei was one of the great instrument makers in Italy in the early 1500's.  In his workshop, in Bologna, he helped to define the form of the lute.   A testament to the enduring quality of his instruments is that no extant Frei lute...

    $4,500.00
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  • Martin Hoffmann Lute

    Martin Hoffmann Lute

    The original instrument was made by Martin Hoffmann, with the neck added by his son Joh. Christian Hoffmann, in Leipzig, Germany. The date of the construction is a little uncertain, but the instrument seems to have been made around 1670, and is now in...

    $7,035.00
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  • Sarabande Baroque Lute

    Sarabande Baroque Lute

    The Saraband Lute is the latest in our line of affordable lutes and joins the Recercar and Fantasia lutes in offering a great value to lute players. This is not a "student lute", but rather a finely crafted instrument using high...

    $4,250.00
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  • Burkholtzer 10 / 11 Course Lute

    Burkholtzer 10 / 11 Course Lute

    This lute model can be strung as a ten course renaissance lute or an eleven course baroque lute by simply changing the upper courses. The bridge is drilled with two sets of holes which allows for easy string changing and the instrument comes with two...

    $6,950.00
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  • Seven course Frei lute Frei lute

    Hans Frei Model Lute

    Hans Frei was one of the great instrument makers in Italy in the early 1500's. In his workshop in Bologna he helped to define the form of the lute. A testament to the enduring quality of his instruments is that no extant Frei lute remains in original...

    $3,035.00
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  • The 59 cm Venere Model Lute

    The 59 cm Venere Model Lute

    This instrument is modelled on an instrument made by Venere in 1596 in Bologna, Italy now in the Vienna museum, number C64. The original instrument has a string length of 64cm, but the design has been scaled down to 59cm for this reconstruction to make...

    $2,585.00
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  • Hieber Model Lute

    Hieber Model Lute

    More information about this model may bee seen on the website by clicking through this link.  The Giovanni Hieber lute in the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, Belgium, (Brussels No.1561), has been copied many times during the...

    $2,585.00
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  • Fantasia model Lute Fantasia back

    Fantasia and Recercar Lutes

     Some years ago I realized that there was a need for an instrument that was specifically designed to make the most of modern strings and instrument assembly technology. The result of my design effort is this instrument available...

    $2,500.00
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  • The 58 cm Venere Model Lute

    The 58 cm Venere Model Lute

    This instrument is modelled on an instrument made by Venere in 1596 in Bologna, Italy now in the Vienna museum, number C64. The original instrument has a string length of 64cm, but the design has been scaled down to 58cm for this reconstruction to make...

    $2,585.00
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