JM Instruments based in the UK (Tel: 01283734388) offers affordable, custom made Medieval lutes, Renaissance lutes , Baroque lutes , Mandolino, Mandora, Theorboes, Chitarroni and Archlutes, and Romantic guitars. Also lutes in stock , how to order, the student range, and about JMInstruments. Many are based on original instruments with many wood choices, rose designs, decorative extras, and custom stringing. Recently made is the electric mandora (lute-guitar) (see Lute Society News No 126, July 2018) also hear The Beatles' Yesterday and Giuliani on mandora Hear a lute made Knowle, National Trust. Student lutes are hand made lutes which don't have laser 'burnt' un-chamfered roses and oud-like barring (hear a conversion). The student theorbo, seen below, is based on Sellas (Paris E.547), made into a folding theorbo in 2013, with an invisible folding mechanism,hear more here. Adjacent is a 10/11 crs Hans Frei lute, heard here. Lastly a 10crs Burkholtzer lute with yew multi ribs heard here, and more like the 11crs Frei (C34), 10crs Burkholtzer, 8crs mandora and Lacote guitar here.

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See some of the original lutes here as seen in museums. The electric lute was made in 2010 for guitarist Dale Harris playing Vivaldi's largo and recently Van Halen on BaRock lute. The Student Terz guitar, for Jamie Akers: track 5&6. Then came the Bog oak EMT competition lute, played here . In 2014 the student Mandora/Gallichon was created,here first. Also newly discovered mandora manuscripts digitised here. Next year the 7crs Maler Lute-Guitar was created, tuned in e (a=440Hz) and 65cm string length.2015 saw the scaled-down student Quito Vihuela. 2019 brings the student 6 course Spanish Classical/Early Romantic guitar. 2020 brings the Maler/Elg triple pegbox 13crs/Angelique here Sorry but 6crs on the old stock page, new stock is now here. All prices shown exlcude the case.