For sale (details below): 8 course renaissance lute, 11 course baroque lute, oud
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.
8 course renaissance lute by Martin Shepherd
8 course renaissance lute in g’ by Martin Shepherd, 2006, after Gerle, with Kingham case. European spruce soundboard, back of figured ash. Currently strung with Aquila nylgut and Savarez KF basses. Vibrating string length, 60cm. Well loved, well looked-after, superb condition.
French baroque lute, 11 courses, by Chris Doddridge
French baroque lute in f’ after Hans Frei by Chris Doddridge, 2011, 11 courses, with Kingham case. Vibrating string length, 70cm. Back of 9 ribs of English sycamore, soundboard Swiss spruce, neck veneered in ebony and paduk, ebony pegs, beautifully carved peg box. As new.
Oud by unknown maker, Turkey (2000). There are a huge number of tunings for the oud. This instrument is currently in a variation of Old Turkish, Armenian and Greek tuning, d’ a e B A G, all courses double unisons except the single bottom G. It is currently strung with Aquila nylgut and Savaerez KF basses, which emphasises the middle frequencies. A standard set of modern oud strings, nylon and overwounds, also works well and gives a clean, bright sound. This oud comes with a Kingham case worth £475. This instrument can be seen and heard in the video below.