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13-course swan neck Baroque lute by Martin Haycock, after Venere. String lengths: 68 / 91 cm. 13 ribs birds eye maple back, ebony veneered neck and extension, 10 tied + 4 body frets. Practically brand new (completed in January 2020), already played in but no signs of use. Astonishingly powerful for its relatively small size. Can be seen in Basel, Switzerland. Buyers who can collect the instrument in person will be prioritized.

Price: 8165 EUR (incl. Kingham case). 

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I am selling my ten course lute by Grant Tomlinson to make room in my closet, and my budget, for some new instruments. It is a marvelous instrument and I only part with it because my repertoire focus has changed. Currently strung in veil ton at a=415, but works just as well at 392 or in accords nouveaux.

Grant built it in 2009. The photos and description on his website (bottom of his "ten course" page) are of my exact lute. The only correction is, he managed to get a 10th tied fret on the neck, which is very handy for its customary repertoire.

Price is USD $8,200. Buyer pays shipping and insurance. The instrument is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Built by Karl Kirchmeyr, Vienna in 2019.
Works in d-minor and as italian theorbo in a.
Currently strung in c-minor which is just perfect.

- Model: Edlinger
- Size: 76/104,3 cm
- Rosewood
- Götz case
- Additional drills and nuts (!) for setup as a single stringed theorbo
- Perfect action and playability, great projecting sound
- Good for both solo and continuo
- Almost unplayed

Price: € 5.750,-
Does not include taxes, shipping etc.
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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  ingle 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 mainly a violagambista and cellist. I bought the lute to play a duo with my brother, but I don't have time to study lute, and it is a wonderful instrumentthat 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.

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.

Located in Soria, Spain.

Contact by p. m. for more information, photos, price and payment conditions.








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