The Lute Society: Hire Lute Descriptions

no. 1] 6 course lute in G, 59.8 cm by Martin Haycock (1983) grade: A

no. 2] 6 course lute in G, 60.5 cm, by David van Edwards summer school (1999) grade: A

no. 3] 7 course lute in G, 59 cm, by David van Edwards summer school (1998), grade: A

no. 4] 7 course lute in F# (G at 415), 63.5 cm, by Stephen Gottlieb (1998), grade: A

no. 5] 8 course lute in G, 63cm, by Paul Hunt (1979), grade: B

no. 6] 7 course lute in G, 62cm, by John Gorrett (1976), grade: A

no. 7] 7 course lute in G, 60cm, by Chris Allen, grade: B

no. 8] 8 course lute in G, 58.2cm, by Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris (1998) grade: A

no. 9] 8 course lute in G, 62.6 cm, by Anthony Campbell (1977) grade: B

no. 10] 10 course lute in G, 63cm, by J Karoubi (1978), grade: B

no. 11] 11 course D minor baroque lute (at baroque pitch), 68cm, by David van Edwards summer school (2003), grade: A

no. 12] 13 course D minor baroque lute, 71.5/100 cm by David van Edwards summer school (2000), grade: A

no. 13] 7 course lute in F, by David van Edwards summer school (2005)

no. 14] 6 course bass lute in D, 76cm, by David van Edwards summer school (2002), grade: A

no. 15] 8 course bass lute in D, 76cm, by Philip Macleod Coupe (1973), grade: B

no. 16] theorbo in A [at 440 with spare strings for 415], 82/166.5 cm, by David van Edwards summer school (2001), grade: A

no. 17] 14 course 'liuto attiorbato' or archlute [in G], 64.5 / 91.5 cm by David van Edwards summer school (2006) grade: A

no. 18] 5 course mediaeval lute [in G], 58.5 cm by David van Edwards summer school (2008), grade: A

no. 19] 4 course mediaeval gittern in C, 44.5cm, by David van Edwards summer school (2008) Grade: A

no. 20] 6 course mandora in d', 72 cm, by David van Edwards summer school (2007), grade: A

no. 21] 4 course renaissance guitar in A, 55cm, by Neil Morrison (1980), grade: A

no. 22] 7 course lute in G, 59 cm, by John Gorrett, made for Early Music Shop (undated, marked 'no. 102'), suitable for theatrical hire, grade: B

no. 23] 6 course lute in G, 62 cm, suitable for theatrical hire, grade: C, £20 per month only

no. 24] 8 course guitar lute in G, by Guitarra Estruch of Spain (1968), 61 cm, grade C: £20 per month only, suitable for theatrical hire

no. 25] 4 course carved-from-solid cittern in E, 42.5 cm, by John Pringle (1976) grade: C, very basic instrument, £10 per month only

no. 26] 7 course treble lute currently in C, 43.5 cm, by Mark Butler (1980), grade: A

no. 27] 7 course treble lute in A, 51 cm, by Mark Butler (1977), grade: B

no. 28] 4 course guitar in A, 55 cm, by Robert Rivie (1982), grade: A

no. 29] 7 course lute in F, 66 cm, by Mark Butler (1981)lost believed stolen, please contact us if you come across a lute of this description.

no. 30] 10 course lute in E, 72 cm, by Mark Butler (1978) grade: A

no. 31] 10 course bass lute in C, 89 cm, by Mark Butler (1981), grade: A

no. 32] 7 course bandora in A, 71/76cm by Lyn Elder (1977), grade: A

no. 33] 6 course cittern in E, 47 cm, by David Madigan (1975), grade: A

no. 34] 6 course vihuela in A, 54 cm, by Robert Rivie (1984), grade: A

no. 35] wooden tenor flute in D, by Phil Levin, grade: A

no. 36] wooden descant flute in D, by Phil Levin, grade: A

no. 37] 7 course plastic-backed Progress lute, grade: C

no. 38] 6 course single strung, 'Wandervogel' guitar-lute,60.5cm, (1920s?) in E, grade: C, suitable for theatrical hire as a working stage prop, this is in normal guitar tuning and stringing, and would suit an actor who wanted to play something familiar but which is lute-shaped, £20 per month only

no. 39] 6 course lute in G, 60cm, by Bruce Brook (1997), grade A

no. 40] 7 course Harwood and Isaacs kit lute, 61 cm, built by Alan Hoyle, refurbished by Luke Emmet (2016), grade: B

no. 41] 8 course lute in F, 63cm, by Eric Mcleod (1981), refurbished by Luke Emmet (2011)

no. 42] 6 course student lute by Barber and Harris, 60cm (2002), grade A

no. 43] 8 course lute, 62cm, by Stephen Gottlieb (1972)

no. 44] 12 course double-headed lute by David van Edwards summer school (2010), 673, 720, 780, 850, 938 mm, currently in French flat tuning but can be retuned to baroque D minor at A=392 (i.e. C minor at modern pitch), grade A

no. 45] Triple-headed 13 course baroque lute in D minor, tuned at baroque pitch, 720, 885, and 1010 mm, by David van Edwards summer school after Jauck (2011), grade: A

no. 46] 6 course lute in G [A=440], 56cm, by Eric Franklin (2011) with short scale length - intended for children, grade: B

no. 47] 7 course lute in G, 58cm, by Mark Butler (1978), grade: A

no. 48] 7 course lute in G, 60cm, by James Marriage (2011), grade: A

no. 49] 7 course lute in G, 58 cm, plastic-backed 'Progress lute' (1970s or 1980s), grade C: £20 per month only, suitable for theatrical hire (sounds fine, looks fine from a distance)

no. 50] 7 course lute in G, 61cm, by Charles Ford (1980) grade B

no. 51] 5 course baroque guitar in E, 64cm, by Los Utrera, Tacho y Wendy (2001), grade B

no. 52] 8 course lute in G, 63.5cm, by Harwood and Isaacs (1967, no. 67), grade B

no. 53] 13c baroque lute, single treble rider, 77cm (two bass riders 70.5cm) by Alan Clark (2003), grade B

no. 54] 6 course lute, 50 cm in G, (could be restrung in C) by Mid East Mfg co, converted to 6c lute by David van Edwards (2011), intended for use by children, grade B

no. 55] 8 course lute, 60 cm in G, by Ian Harwood 'no. 13' (1959), grade B

no. 56] 7 course Harwood and Isaacs kit lute, grade B

no. 57] 7 course lute, 50 cm in G intended for children, by Mid East Mfg Co (2011), grade B

no. 58] 8 course 60cm G lute by Mid East Mfg Co (2011), grade B

no. 59] 7 course, 59cm in G by James Cole (1994) grade A

no. 60] 7 course, 50 cm, in G intended for children, by Mid East Mfg Co (2011), grade B

no. 61] 6 course, 50 cm, in G intended for children, by Mid East Mfg Co (2011), grade B

no. 62] 7 course, 59 cm, in G, by Martin Haycock (1999, no. 95), grade A

no. 63] 6 course bass lute in D, 71 cm, by John Duncalf (1976), grade B

no. 64] 7 course treble lute, currently in G, 55cm, intended for children, by James Malt (2013) grade A

no. 65] 7 course lute, 60 cm, Harwood and Isaacs kit lute built by Dr Lionel Kremer, rebuilt as a left-handed lute by Luke Emmet (2015): grade B

no. 66] 14 course chitarrone, single strung in gut at baroque pitch, 6 + 8, 84 cm /153.5 cm, by Martin Bowers (1980), grade A

no. 67] 14 course liuto attiorbato, double strung, 7 + 7, 613 mm/ 952mm, currently in G at baroque pitch, by John Duncalf (1978), grade B

no. 68] 7 course lute in G, 55 cm (short-scale length for younger players / smaller hands) Tim Southon (2015) £1100 Grade A

no. 69] 14 course theorbo in G, single strung, 7 + 7, 930 mm / 1695 mm, grade A

no. 70] 11 course lute, 740 mm, strung at baroque pitch, by Robin Linklater (1979), grade B

no. 71] 4 course mandore, 335 mm by Donald Gill (1982), grade A

no. 72] 4 string mandore (carved for solid), 280 mm, by Donald Gill (1981), grade C

no. 73] 4 course lute mandore, 296 mm, by Donald Gill (? No label), grade B

no. 74] 5 course mandore, 439 mm, by Donald Gill (1984), grade C

no. 75] 5 string mandore, 384 mm (octave doubled 5th course) by Donald Gill (1992), grade B

no. 76] 5 string mandore, 379 mm (octave doubled 5th course) by Donald Gill (1979), grade B

no. 77] 5 course bell cittern, 360 mm, by Donald Gill (1980) grade B

no. 78] 4 course guitar, 529 mm, by Donald Gill (1974) grade B

no. 79] 6 course vihuela, 634 mm, by Donald Gill (1975) grade B

no. 80] 6 course viola da mano, 596 mm, by Donald Gill (1978) grade B

no. 81] 6 course bandora, 721-8 mm (sloping bridge), by Donald Gill (1961), grade C

no. 82] 10 course double headed ‘Molanaer’ lute, 691/865 mm, by ‘Donald Gill 1977 the back from an old lute’ ‘rebuilt 10 course 1986’, grade B

no. 83] 11 course lute, 690 mm 'M Durvie / D Gill 1986', grade B

no. 84] 5 course guitar, 634 mm, by John Gorrett ‘Woodlark’ brand no. 2126, grade B

no. 85] 5 course guitar, 673 mm, Donald Gill (1977), grade C

no. 86] 5 course mandora, 750 mm, by Donald Gill (1989) grade C

no. 87] 6 course mandora, 714 mm, by ‘Alec Hodson, Lavenham Suffolk, April 1948’ ‘converted to an 18th century type six course “mandor laute” 1979 New neck and belly Donald Gill’ ‘3 new bars 1993’, grade B

no. 88] 6 course callichon, 951 mm, converted by Donald Gill from a lute by John Downing, no. 7, (1977), grade B

No. 89] 7 course lute in G, 582mm, by David Van Edwards' Summer School (2009) grade A