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7 - course lute in g      NEW,   optimized price - performance !
export price: 2700 euro ex. vat, (without case)   NOK 32 700 inkl. mva , add ca 300 EUR for a decent case
This lute model is the solution for the advanced student who want to keep going with their instrument after graduating and into a professional career.

It is a "no frills" instrument , a tool to search out all the wonderful 16-th century music. It is loud and light weight ca 550 g.
String spacings and action is optimal for developing a high standard lute playing technique under guidance from the best professors.
If you treat it well, this lute is made to have a high resale value if you want to upscale to something more luxurious looking later.
To keep the lute affordable I incorporate several time saving operations and material selections without cutting corners on quality or authenticity.
So shortly; this is a decent, historically correct made lute.  All the basic materials and features that produce a reliable, good sounding lute you just want to play - and play, is there. Two layers of oil varnish enhance the beauty of the wood.  All natural glues and material.  The response  may be optimized for Aquila Nylgut  "CD" basses on request without additional cost.
Follow my "news"  section - sound samples featuring Aquila Nylgut "CD" basses  soon to be released.



Based on a body shape by Hans Frei, Vienna C34
String length 62 cm
11 ribs maple or valnut
Top: spruce
Neck: cherry
Pegbox: cherry
Pegs: sycamore or fruitwood
Bridge: cherry or beech
Photos of instrument made in 2019   SOLD



6 - course lute in g.
price: ca 3400 euro ex. vat, (without case) -  nok 40 000 inkl. mva
Based on a body shape by Hans Frei, Vienna C34
String length 62 cm
11 ribs of flamed maple
Top: european spruce
Neck: norwegian cherry
Pegbox: norwegian cherry
Pegs: sycamore
Bridge: norwegian cherry
Photos of  my own instrument made in 2003.






7- course lute in g.
price: from 3800 euro ex. vat, (without case) / nok 45 000 inkl.mva
Add ca 300 EUR for a decent case
Based on a body shape by Hans Frei, Vienna C34
SL 62 cm
11 ribs of cypress with ebony spacers
Top: european spruce
Neck: poplar core with ebony veneer
Pegbox: sycamore/ ebony veneer
Pegs: sycamore
Bridge: pearwood stained black
Photos of instrument made in 2003 for Jarl Stømdal




6 single string lute, 2018
export price:  3700 euro ex. vat, (without case) / NOK 44 000 inkl.mva

Decent cases starts at ca 300 EUR
SL 67,5 cm  tuning:  e
11 ribs of american cherry with ebony spacers
Top: european spruce
Neck: ebony veneer on poplar core
Pegbox: ebony veneer on cherrywood
Pegs and Bridge: norwegian wild cherry
All woods from 20 + years old stock
Left hand version, made on
Made on commission from composer Simen Kjærsdalen





14 - course Arch lute after Magno Dieffopruchar

Photo of Vegard Lund with his archlute I made for him in 2003.

Price from nok 65 500 / export price: from ca 5520 euro ex. vat, (without case)

Based on a lute by Magno Dieffopruchar, Florence, Museo Bardini No. 144
SL 67/125 cm
Back: 15 ribs of cherry with ebony spacers
Top: european spruce
Neck: spruce/ebony veneer
Neck 2/pegbox: stained sycamore on poplar core
Pegs: norwegian cherry
Bridge: stained pear wood
Made on commission from Vegard Lund
Photo: https://www.ha-halden.no/vis/kalender/events/29409122
Listen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-oQWMT1IRc




11- course lute - COMING SOON
Price : ask for a quote.