Instruments are made to order after detailed consultation with the
customer to decide the model, materials and string spacings. The price
is fixed at the time of ordering, and I give an approximate delivery
The lute family is very varied, in type, style, size and
decoration, and pricing quickly becomes complicated. I have
tried to keep it simple by having a list of lute
types in three basic styles –
plain, veneered and decorated. These are then varied by size of
lute, and number of ribs of which the back is made (which roughly
relates to the time it takes to make the back). All Renaissance and
Baroque lutes are assumed to have a ‘standard’ back of 11 ribs.
All chitarroni and archlutes are priced for many-ribbed yew
backs. Rosewood, or similar hard woods cost 3% more as they take
longer to make in these materials. I do not make a ‘plain’ version of any of these instruments.
Prices do not include cases, or packing and delivery