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❌SOLD❌ Schreiner Swan Neck Baroque 13-Course Theorbo Lute, 1996

❌SOLD❌ Schreiner Swan Neck Baroque 13-Course Theorbo Lute, 1996

Here’s an unusual rarity – a thirteen course, Michael Schreiner Swan Neck Baroque Theorbo Lute based on a 1730 design and built during 1996 in Toronto. The Schreiner Swan Neck Baroque Theorbo Lute perhaps presages the harp guitars that appeared in the early part of the 20th century. It combines the melodic and chordal capabilities of the Lute (or guitar) with a set of long, unfretted strings tuned to progressively lower pitches.

Used
Price: $2,750.00 CAD

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Alhambra Z-Nature Classical Guitar

Alhambra Z-Nature Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Model Z-Nature Classical Guitar features a Solid Red Cedar top, with Mahogany for the sides, back and neck. The fingerboard is Indian Rosewood. The body is bound only on the top edge, and good quality nickel plated tuning machines are installed. A hard-shell case is included.

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Roosebeck Renaissance Lute Six Course

Roosebeck Renaissance Lute Six Course

This Roosebeck Renaissance lute is a 6 course model, featuring a bowl constructed of 25 fluted Sheesham staves, and with a 600mm scale length. The top is Spruce, while the neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are built of Sheesham, The peg box is Sheesham and Lacewood. The frets are formed in the traditional manner – tied on – but are nylon line (guitar string) rather than gut. 

New
Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Frank Gay 8 Course Renaissance Style Lute, 1971

❌SOLD❌ Frank Gay 8 Course Renaissance Style Lute, 1971

This Frank Gay 8-Course Renaissance Style lute was built at the Gay Guitars shop in Edmonton, Alberta during 1971. Frank Gay was a prominent player and teacher in Edmonton, and clearly also a highly skilled luthier. His guitars were used by many top level Country artists, including Johnny Cash, Webb Pierce, Faron Young and Hank Snow.

Vintage
Price: $1,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Michael Schreiner Renaissance Lute Maple Cherry, 1980

❌SOLD❌ Michael Schreiner Renaissance Lute Maple Cherry, 1980

The Schreiner Renaissance lute, with 7 courses, is built using largely traditional patterns and materials – in this case, the top is Spruce, the ribs are alternating Flame Maple and Cherry, with the neck being a light wood wrapped with Cherry, and topped with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The head is constructed of Maple, with Rosewood friction pegs. The bridge, basically a tie block, is made of Cherry. The frets are traditional knotted gut, but the strings are a modern nylon set with metal wound strings used in the bass courses.

Vintage
Price: $1,500.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Albert J Litto 7 Course Renaissance Lute, 1965

❌ SOLD ❌ Albert J Litto 7 Course Renaissance Lute, 1965

Here we have an Albert J Litto 7 Course Renaissance Lute, built during 1965 in Kenmore, New York.  This lovely Renaissance lute demonstrates many traditional construction techniques. The bowl back is composed of flamed maple ribs, bent and joined. Inside the bowl, the ribs are sealed with parchment tape, made wet to induce expansion, then coated with hide glue. The water on the inside forces the ribs to curve from side to side, and the hardening glue keeps them in this shape.

Vintage
Price: $1,450.00 CAD

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