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An 8 course lute made by Arthur Robb in 1998. The string length is 600mm and it is currently tuned to g with Kurschner strings. The 13 rib body is made of figured English sycamore. Sycamore is also used for the neck and pegbox. The soundboard is Swiss pine. The pegs are plum and the fingerboard ebony. The lute is in excellent condition and plays very well.
The width of the strings at the nut is 50mm, the width at the bridge is 101mm. The height of the strings above the 8th fret is about 3mm on the treble side and 3.7mm on the bass.
Price of £1600 includes a Kingham (made-to-measure) case. It can be shipped worldwide.
An 8 course lute by Martin Fleeson made in Nantwich, 1978. The string length is 640mm and it is currently tuned to f with Kurschner strings. I think the tone is rather good. The body, Frei or Mahler shaped, appears to be made of sycamore or maple with black lines between the 11 ribs. The same wood is used for the neck and pegbox. The fingerboard appears to be ebony. In all aspects, the lute is in very good condition.
The pegs work nicely and the rose is particularly well done.
The width of the strings at the nut is 67.5mm, the width at the bridge is 99.5mm. The height of the strings above the 8th fret is about 3mm.
Price of £1300 includes a Roger Bamford case. It can be shipped worldwide.
A previously owned ten course Renaissance lute. String length 600mm with a body of English cherry with black lines, Swiss pine soundboard, rosewood finger board, pear bridge and plum pegs.
The nut overhangs the edge of the neck by a few millimetres to keep the neck slimmer. The ruler shows dimensions of the string spacing. The string spacing across the all ten courses on the bridge is 117mm.
Price of £2000 includes a new blue Kingham (made to measure) case. It can be shipped worldwide.