JM Instruments (estd. 2005) makes affordable custom made lutes and lutes in stock, the cheapest lute is £884!*, or call 01283734388. Medieval lutes Renaissance lutes Student lutes Baroque lutes Mandolino Mandora Theorboes, Chitarroni and Archlutes Romantic guitars. Instruments are based on museum originals not heavy factory made oud-lutes with laser-burnt/drilled out roses, ply-soundboards, inauthentic barring etc! Chose from many woods, roses, decorative extras, and customise your stringing preferences. Previous orders include: the 13crs Maler/Elg triple pegbox 13crs/Angelique, played here (19:40), by Jon Mendle, the C19th Mandora, Chris Hirst plays Schumanns' Kinderszenen for mandora c1838 here, the Electric Lute (2010) for Dr Dale Harris playing Logy here.The cheapest lute (£884) was commissioned by the National Trust for children to play/experiment with at Knowle, played here. All lute roses are hand carved/chamferred.

Commissions 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 Frei lute (2007). 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: 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 Early Romantic guitar. See all lutes available now and Theorboes for sale now, here. *All prices shown exlcude the case.