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Celebrating Julian Bream's birthday

15th July — Inaugural National Lute Day?

Today marks the birthday of one of the most distinguished classical guitarists and lutenists of the 20th century, Julian Bream.

Celebrate by browsing our collection of guitars, lutes, theorbos, gitterns and more, including everything from our affordable Early Music Shop lutes — highly recommended by lutenist Jacob Heringman — to unique handmade instruments from makers such as Stephen Haddock, George Stevens, James Marriage, Matias Crom and others!
  • Gold Lute Bundle - EMS Heritage 8 Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber

    Early Music Shop
    from £895.00
    15 reviews

      This popular, affordable student lute from the Early Music Shop is made after original lutes by Hieber. It is an ideal instrument for a beginner...

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  • 7-Course Renaissance Lute by the Early Music Shop

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

    Early Music Shop
    from £850.00
    14 reviews

    Introducing the Heritage 7 course Renaissance Lute after Hieber by the Early Music Shop. This student instrument is an affordable, good-quality re...

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  • Bronze Lute Bundle - EMS Heritage 6 Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber

    Early Music Shop
    from £795.00
    13 reviews

    Our student 6 course lute is designed after an original by Hieber. It is an affordable, good-quality renaissance lute perfect for beginners. A 6 co...

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  • EMS Heritage Baroque Guitar

    Early Music Shop
    £995.00

    Our EMS Heritage Baroque guitar was newly designed and launched in 2015 and has been well received. It has a coopered back and sides and is fitted ...

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  • EMS Theorbo with Padded Bag by The Early Music Shop

    Early Music Shop
    £2,150.00
    3 reviews

    We are grateful to David Parsons, the well known lutenist, for his guidance and help in creating this remarkably inexpensive theorbo (bass lute). T...

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  • EMS Heritage Renaissance Guitar

    Early Music Shop
    £850.00

    EMS Heritage Renaissance Guitar - an inexpensive renaissance guitar from The Early Music Shop.  Renaissance Guitar Tuning:   A440. String Length: ...

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  • Oud by Early Music Shop

    Early Music Shop
    £795.00

    Played with a plectrum which was traditionally of an eagles quill. This fretless oud has six courses and is tuned in unison with wound and nylon st...

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  • 5 Course Baroque Guitar after Sellas by Early Music Shop (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £1,000.00

    PO ref. PO0675S 5 Course Baroque Guitar after Sellas by Early Music Shop (Previously Owned) with Hard Case - in good condition, but has been rep...

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  • Bandora or Bandore by Harwood & Isaacs 1971 (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £2,450.00

    PO ref. PO0899SBandora or Bandore by Harwood & Isaacs 1971 (Previously Owned) – in very good condition and with fitted hard case. The bandor...

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  • 6 Course Renaissance Lute after Venere 2014 by George Stevens (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £3,995.00

    PO ref. PO0836S6 Course Renaissance Lute after Venere 2014 by George Stevens (Previously Owned) supplied with Kingham Hard Case and both are in exc...

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  • 4 Course Short Scale Elblag Gittern by Paul Baker (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £1,950.00

    PO ref. PO0695S4 Course Short Scale Elblag Gittern by Paul Baker (Previously Owned) 2018  - with case and in very good condition.  Vibrating String...

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  • 7 Course Renaissance Lute after Hans Frei by James Marriage (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £2,950.00

    PO ref. PO0692S7 Course Renaissance Lute after Hans Frei by James Marriage 2018 (Previously Owned) - with Kingham case and in excellent condition. ...

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  • 7 Course Renaissance Lute after Laux Maler c1552 by Stephen Haddock (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £2,150.00

    PO ref. PO0688S7 Course Renaissance Lute after Laux Maler c1552 by Stephen Haddock (Previously Owned) - without case, but in excellent condition. K...

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  • 6 String Baroque Guitar after Stradivarius by Early Music Shop (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £950.00

    PO ref. PO0676S 6 String Baroque Guitar after Stradivarius by Early Music Shop with Hard Case - in good condition, but has been repaired along b...

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  • 5 Course Gittern by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    £3,750.00

    5 Course Gittern by George Stevens after Hans Ott c.1450 with solidwood neck and body (lime) and a soundboard made from very old wood as is u...

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  • 10 Course Renaissance Lute 1971 by A B Manson (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £1,250.00

    PO Ref. PO0380S 10 Course Renaissance Lute 1971 by A B Manson (Previously Owned) and with homemade case. - in good condition for age and a very us...

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  • Baroque Guitar after Marianita by Matias Crom

    Matias Crom
    £3,250.00

    Baroque Guitar after Marianita by Matias CromThe "Marianita" is a 5 course baroque guitar inspired on the "Vihuela de Quito" with a playing string ...

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  • 13 Course Baroque Lute after Tieffenbrucker by Matias Crom

    Matias Crom
    £5,250.00

    13 Course Baroque Lute after Tieffenbrucker by Matias CromBaroque lute model inspired on a Tieffenbrucker using a "Martin Hoffman" style pegbox wit...

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  • 7 Course Lute in G after Venere by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    £4,860.00

    This is a handmade renaissance lute by English luthier George Stevens, who is known for his superb attention to both detail and quality of s...

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