JM Instruments (est. 2005) makes affordable lutes, hand made custom built and lutes in stock / lutes for sale starting from £884!* . Email:info@jminstruments.com, or call 01283734388. Also a wide range of: Medieval lutes, Renaissance lutes , Baroque lutes , Mandolino, Mandora, Theorboes, Chitarroni and Archlutes, and Romantic guitars. All are based on instruments in museums (apart from medieval lutes which didn't survive), not a generic fits-all range. Chose from many wood options, rose designs, decorative extras, and custom stringing. Examples of orders include: The C19th Mandora, listen to Giuliani on mandora! The lute for the National Trust at Knowle, a 6crs early renaissance student lute (£884). All lute roses are hand carved/chamferred, not factory flat, hear a conversion of suchlike.

Repeat commissions include: The folding student theorbo (converted 2013), with an invisible/internal folding mechanism, here! (also a student 7crs Frei, the 6crs Benedid guitar, and the 11crs student Frei lute).Next to that is a 10/11crs Hans Frei C34 lute. The last picture is a 10crs Burkholtzer It's now single strung as is the 11/12crs Frei (C34), the 8crs mandora and the Lacote guitar

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See surviving museum instruments for order inspiration here. Other creations: The electric baroque lute (2010) for Dale Harris, playing Vivaldi and Logy . Then the Student Terz for Jamie Akers (hear on his CD, track 5&6).Next, the EMT competition lute . Then the Student Mandora. Next, the 7crs Maler Lute-Guitar in e (a=440Hz) and 65cm string length. 2015 saw the scaled-down student Quito Vihuela. 2019 saw the student 6 course Spanish Classical/Early Romantic guitar. Recently the Maler/Elg triple pegbox 13crs/Angelique was created. Sorry but 6crs on the old stock page, new stock is now here. *All prices shown exlcude the case.