JM Instruments (est. 2005) makes affordable yet customisable lutes and lutes in stock, the cheapest lute starts from £884!*, or call 01283734388. Choose from: Medieval lutes, Renaissance lutes , Student lutes, Baroque lutes , Mandolino, Mandora, Theorboes, Chitarroni and Archlutes, and Romantic guitars. Instruments are after originals in museums and not inauthentic with generic names after a composer or epoch . Chose from many wood options, rose designs, decorative extras, and custom stringing. Ordered examples such as the 13crs Maler/Elg triple pegbox 13crs/Angelique, played here (19:40), by Jon Mendle. The C19th Mandora, Chris Hirst plays the 1818 Phantasia by J.M Zink c.1818 here. The Electric Lute made in 2010 for Guitarist Dr Dale Harris plays Logy here.The cheapest lute (£884),was made for children to play with at the National Trusts Knowle, played here. All lute roses are hand carved/chamferred.

Other orders, shown below, include: the folding student theorbo (2013), with an invisible/internal folding mechanism, here! (Richard also ordered the student lute, 7crs, the 6crs Benedid guitar, and the 11crs student lute). Next is the 10/11crs Hans Frei lute (as heard on Alex McCartney's CD).Lastly a 10crs Burkholtzer lute (now single strung) also a 11/12crs Frei, 8crs mandora and a Lacote guitar all played by Rod Blocksidge.

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See the surviving museum instruments here. Previous orders are: a Terz guitar made for Jamie Akers (hear on his CD, track 5&6), the EMT lute , the Student Mandora, 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. See all lutes available now and Theorboes for sale now, here. *All prices shown exlcude the case.