JM Instruments is based in Hilton, Derbyshire (DE65 5AE) Tel: 01283734388. Makes affordable and custom ordered lutes and guitars, and current new lutes for sale and in stock, or hire via the lute society uk. Based on original instruments by Frei and more, with many wood choices, rose designs, decorative extras and custom stringing sizes. Specialist lutes include the electric mandora (lute-guitar) as seen in the Lute Society News No 126, July 2018, hear it here, and lute for the National Trust at Knowle. Student lutes and guitars give an alternative to cheaper online lutes with laser burnt-out un-chamfered roses and oud-like barring (hear a conversion of suchlike). The student theorbo, seen below, is based on Sellas (Paris E.547), made into a folding theorbo in 2013, with an invisible folding mechanism, can be heard here. Adjacent is a 10/11 crs Hans Frei lute, heard here. Lastly a 10crs Burkholtzer lute with yew multi ribs played here, and more featuring the 11crs Frei (C34) lute, 10crs Burkholtzer lute, 8crs mandora and Lacote guitar here.

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See some of the original lutes here as seen in museums. The electric baroque lute was created in 2010 for guitarist Dale Harris playing Vivaldi's largo and recently Van Halen on BaRock lute. The Student Terz guitar, was made for Jamie Akers, heard here: track 5&6. Then came the Eco-friendly lute, played here by the K'antu Ensemble. In 2014 the student Mandora/Gallichon was created,here first. Also newly discovered mandora manuscripts digitised here. Next year the 7crs Maler Lute-Guitar was created, tuned in e (a=440Hz) and 65cm string length.2015 saw the scaled-down student Quito Vihuela. 2019 brings the student 6 course Spanish Classical/Early Romantic guitar. 2020 brings the Maler/Elg triple pegbox 13crs/Angelique here Sorry but 6crs on the old stock page, new stock is now here. All prices shown exlcude the case.