I make some useful
accessories for lute players.
Many will find a strap helpful
for maintaining good posture, and this is a very simple design,
a velvet ribbon, available in two widths, with a leather tab at
one end and a noose with slipknot at the other. This can be
looped over the pegbox, and easily adjusted to length. £12 and
A longer version, in the wider width ribbon, is made for
chitarrone and archlute players, on the same system. It can also
be made with a second short length to sit on, which some players
find stabilises the instrument well. £25 and £30
I can also make straps of decorated ribbons at extra cost.
Occasionally pegs are very stiff, or simply a little small,
and a peg turner is a useful accessory. This is a very simple
tool, a turned wooden handle with a leather padded slot for the
peg, and flat sides to prevent it rolling about. £20
Finally, many players like a non-slip cloth for the knees,
and I have found that suede fits this purpose very well. I can
supply circular cut pieces in a variety of colours. £15
Straps need a small and firmly fixed endbutton in the
endclasp, 6 to 10mm diameter.
This can easily be fitted if necessary.