Instruments For Sale

With all instruments, carriage is paid by the buyer, and collection in person is possible. If anyone would like to visit and try the instrument before you buy, you are most welcome and this is preferable. Overseas sales (outside of the UK) will be considered in the case of known and reputable musicians.

If you are interested in any instrument, please be in touch via the contact form at the bottom of this page. Offers will be considered.

Medieval lute by John Duncalf, 1994

Two 4 course fretted lutes in Francesco del Cossa’s fresco in the Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara, Italy: Allegory of April: Triumph of Venus, painted 1476–1484.

4 course lute tuned historically in fourths:

single chanterelle g’;
double unison 2nd course f’ and 3rd course a;
octave 4th course e’/e.

Made by John Duncalf in 1994 for Eph Segerman’s Northern Renaissance Instruments. Currently strung with nylgut.

Before 1400 lutes were unfretted, so frets can be removed to play 14th century repertoire. When fretted, this is typical of 15th century lutes from 1400 until a latest date of c. 1480, as we see above in Francesco del Cossa’s Triumph of Venus. (To read of unfretted and fretted lutes, click here.)

Comes with Paxman case.


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Marshall amplifier AS50D for acoustic guitar / mandolin / fiddle / violin / ukulele

The Marshall AS50D is a 50W professional acoustic amplifier, designed for any acoustic instrument with a magnetic pickup, piezo or microphones. It has two 8” Celestion speakers and a high fidelity tweeter to deliver high clarity sound across all frequencies. With two channels and multiple input features, both vocals and an instrument can be run through this amp without affecting sound quality.

This amp sells new for £260–£299. On sale with one previous careful owner for £200. With it, I am giving away a Custom Audio Electronics Boost Line Driver, £92 new, for those times when you want to boost the volume to lift your instrument in the mix for a solo, and leads to go with it.

2 channels
50W output
Outputs: DI out, line out, effects loop
Inputs: 2 x instrument jacks, 1 x Phono (Aux) In and 1 x XLR, Footswitch
Controls: Acoustic channel 1 (volume, bass, treble), microphone/aux channel 2 (volume, bass, treble), chorus channel selection, chorus effect speed, chorus effect depth, reverb balance, reverb level, anti-feedback frequency sweep, volume
Effects: reverb, chorus
Speakers: 2″ x 8″ plus tweeter; 8Ω, impedance 4Ω.
Detachable power cable included
Dimensions (including feet and handle): W 550mm = 21.7″, H 415mm = 16.3″, D 255mm = 10″
Weight: 16 kg = 35 lbs


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