JM Instruments (estd. 2005) makes affordable custom made lutes and lutes in stock, the cheapest lute is £884!* Email:info@jminstruments.com, or call 01283734388. Medieval Renaissance Student lutes Baroque Mandolino Mandora Theorboes, Chitarroni and Archlutes Romantic guitars. Based on museum originals they are not the factory made heavy lutes with laser-burnt or 'drill-cut' roses, inauthentic barring or even plywood-soundboards as with the oud-lutes! Customise yours from many woods, roses, decorative extras, and stringing preferences, unlike cheaper online lutes! Previous orders include: The student 7crs Frei (2004) on a new album by Richard Mackenzie the 13crs Maler/Elg, played here (19:40), by Jon Mendle; the C19th Mandora with Schumanns' Kinderszenen c1838 played here by Chris Hirst; the Electric Lute (2010) Logy played by Dr Dale Harris here.The cheapest lute available (£884) was made for the National Trust for children to play/experiment with at Knowle, played here. All lute roses are hand carved.

Commissions below include; the folding student theorbo (2013), with an invisible/internal folding mechanism, here! (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 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 for sale now here. *All prices exlcude case.