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Silver Lute Bundle - EMS Heritage 7 Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber

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£787.50 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)

Introducing the Heritage 7 course Renaissance Lute after Hieber by the Early Music Shop. This student instrument is an affordable, good-quality renaissance lute perfect for beginners. A 7 course is ideal for early music lovers wanting to start the lute and guitarists looking for a different sound.

Please click here to view our lute guide.

All of our lutes were re-designed and launched in 2015, and since then have received a great reception from lute tutors and amateurs alike, including our resident tutor Jacob Heringman.

Silver Lute Bundle

The silver lute bundle comes with this 7-course lute, a padded case, a tuner, a lute strap, a spare set of strings and a lute tutor book. 


  • Standard Tuning (Renaissance in g)
  • 600mm String Length
  • Aquila Nylgut Strings
  • Made of Lacewood, Sitka (Spruce) and Walnut
  • Includes a Semi-Rigid Gig Case
  • Free Lute Tutor Book
  • One Year's Free Membership to the UK's Lute Society (new members only)

    Lute Society Publications Books & CDs - including CDs by Jacob Heringman
  • 7 Course Lute Stringing Schedule - Aquila G g, D d, C c, f f, a a, d'd' g
    (For spare strings, simply use the product codes below to search our website)

    7th D - AQUL200D
    7th d - AQUL94NG or AQUL88NG
    6th G - AQUL150D
    6th g - AQUL70NG
    5th C - AQUL108D or AQUL104D
    5th c - AQUL52NG
    4th f - AQUL82NG or AQUL100D - AQUL88D wound
    4th f - AQUL82NG or AQUL100D - AQUL88D wound - AQUL40NG Octave
    3rd a - AQUL64NG
    3rd a - AQUL64NG
    2nd d' - AQUL48NG
    2nd d' - AQUL48NG
    1st g - AQUL42NG or Pyramid PYR.45R

One Year's Free Lute Society Membership.
The membership includes a new members pack with 100 pages of beginner's music, annual journal, free gift CD and PDFs of the last two years' magazines, then members receive quarterly Lute News magazine, each with a music supplement, and a quarterly e-zine, with further music to play, plus the year's annual journal. Then there are invitations to our virtual meetings, on our Youtube channel, for members anywhere in the world to enjoy. We promise you won't run out of music to play or interesting things to read about this wonderful instrument.

Lute Society Publications Books & CDs - including CDs by Jacob Heringman

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Catherine L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful Lute

This lute is amazing! It sounds so lovely, the sound just sings from the instrument.

Tony C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent quality

I recently visited the early music shop to try out a few lutes. The lutes I tried where £2000 upwards. They are good but the 7 course early music lute was really good. For the price it's really well made, comfortable to play. The action and spacing of the strings are excellent and it sounds great. Well worth the money, plus the case, spare nylgut strings and a membership for the lute society. I love playing this instrument. This is a great instrument and great value for money.

fred d.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

EMS Heritage 7 Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber

Recently I purchased the above lute, I should say ham a professional lute player and own a number of hand build lutes. I know about Lutes. I ordered this Lute for a specific gig I have playing often outside for a museum. I will be using it for hours of work and constant playing. My previous Renaissance Lute was smashed and broken and I needed something quickly and a Lute that could do the job but didn’t need to be of a particularly high standard. So I ordered the above Lute, as soon as I opened the box and pull her out I was surprised. The quality was way beyond what I was expecting but the real surprise was how she played. This is a delightful instrument that has become my primary instrument that I chose to play everywhere when I need a Renaissance Lute. It is better than some Lutes I have played at twice the price. So I recommend this Lute very strongly indeed it is much better than I every could have imagined! I should say that once my previous Lute was broken I immediately rang EMS to order and it arrived the very next day.

Richard G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Guitarist new to the Lute

Ordered this Lute on line; it arrived in good condition. I tuned the Lute up and snapped the top G string - contacted The Early Music Shop - sent me a new string and gave me some tips on restring the Lute without breaking it; thanks it is now working. A well made instrument and a good Lute as a start.

Peter M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A very nice instrument

I was a little apprehensive, because this was the third lute-bodied instrument I ordered during the 2020-21 lock-downs, one (from Thomann) having arrived smashed owing to casual packaging. But, as we say now, 'No Worries'! The semi-rigid case provided with this option did its job. I haven't played a lute before - I play the harpsichord - but the first thing to say is that this lute is beautiful. Very beautiful. Moving on from that, and I have only had it for a week, it is not just a play-it-out-of-the-box product. I had to wait a few weeks for mine, but that gave me time to read the stuff on the Lute Society's website. I used that time to buy a tutor book (Poulton) and to buy some peg paste (Lapelar). Both worth it. I am probably not the ideal lute customer..I played rugby in my youth and I have quite a number of 'iregularities' in what, by C16th standards, would be regarded as big hands. But by watching Jacob Heringsman, Martin Shepherd and others on YouTube, I have managed to find, in my first week, a position for my lovely new lute, where I can stop all the courses, without blocking the adjacent ones. So, unhesitatingly recommended, but don't think you will be playing 'Flow My Tears' in a fortnight! There is quite a bit to do before then.