JM Instruments (, tel: 01283734388) makes affordable, customised and stock instruments. The range includes: 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. Many are based on original instruments with many wood choices, rose designs, decorative extras, and custom stringing. Examples include: The electric mandora (seen in Lute Society News No 126, July 2018), and The Beatles' Yesterday and Giuliani on mandora. Also hear a lute made for children play in an old setting at Knowle. Lutes are all hand made not factory turnouts, no laser 'burnt' or drilled out roses (hear a conversion of a factory lute here). The folding student theorbo, seen below was made back in 2013, with an elegant and invisible fold, no massive hinge mechanism sticking out ,hear it here. The adjacent picture is a 10/11 crs Hans Frei lute, heard here. Lastly is a 10crs Burkholtzer with yew multi ribs heard here, as well as the 11crs Frei (C34), 10crs Burkholtzer, 8crs mandora and Lacote guitar here.

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See some pictures of original lutes here. Other creations have included: The electric baroque lute, in 2010, for guitarist Dale Harris heard here playing Vivaldi and more recently Van Halen!. Then the Student Terz was made for Jamie Akers heard here on his CD, track 5&6. Then came the EMT competition lute, played here . In 2014 the student Mandora/Gallichon was created,here first. Also 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 see's 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.