Skip to content
We're open! Please click here for more details.
We're open! Please click here for more details.

EMS Heritage 8 Course Renaissance Lute Kit - with semi rigid padded case

1 review
£520.83 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)
Available to pre-order. Delivery end of October/early November

This new range of lute kits available from the Early Music Shop is based on the ever popular Hieber lutes and designed by our own dedicated team of craftsmen.

This 8 course lute kit builds into a light and responsive instrument. Its shell is made from thirteen lacewood ribs, separated by narrow inlay strips. The parts include a quality solid sitka spruce soundboard with laser cut rose, lacewood neck, peg box and walnut fingerboard and boxwood pegs. This kit is made to the same high specification as our finished lutes.

Building our kits

Just follow the step by step comprehensive instruction manual complete with colour photographs and full scale drawing. An important design improvement is that the kit is supplied with a completely pre-assembled shell, which overcomes the frustrations that many kit builders found with our previous lute kits.

Each part is carefully shaped ready for assembly, with only limited hand skills required. We now include a pre-cut rose to encourage those of you who are less adventurous! All the parts are replaceable (should you need it) and we provide a full back up service at our workshop if you get stuck!

Each lute kit includes a semi-rigid gig case which is included in the price. A complete set of Aquila Nylgut strings completes the kit.


  • 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)

    8 Course Stringing Schedule - Aquila D d, F f, G g, C c, f f, a a, d'd' g
    (For spare strings, simply use the product codes below to search our website)

    8th   D - AQUL200D
    8th   d - AQUL94NG  or AQUL88NG
    7th   F - AQUL165D
    7th   f - AQUL79NG   or AQUL76NG
    6th   G - AQUL150D
    6th   g - AQUL70NG
    5th   C - AQUL108D  or AQUL104D
    5th   c - AQUL52NG
    4th   f - AQUL82NG   or AQUL100D or AQUL88D wound
    4th   f - AQUL82NG   or AQUL100D or AQUL88D wound or 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.

    Customer Reviews
    5.0 Based on 1 Reviews
    5 ?
    4 ?
    3 ?
    2 ?
    1 ?
    Write a Review Ask a Question

    Thank you for submitting a review!

    Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

    Filter Reviews:
    Wolfgang P.
    Germany Germany
    8 Course Renaissance Lute Kit

    I needed a good case for my lute and happend to stumble over this kit. I've tried to build a lute myself, but I gave up two times because I found it terrlibly difficult to build the bowl (building my guitar was much more easy). So I bought this kit and I must say its of very high quality. The bowl is near to perfect. Pegbox is excellent, too. Only the soundbord with laser-cut rosette is not to my liking, I will build my own soundbord with an orderly carved rosette. All in all the kit its more than worth the money. The case is very good, too.