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Plucked String Instruments

  • Gold Lute Bundle - EMS Heritage 8 Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber

    Early Music Shop
    from £895.00
    14 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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  • Silver Harp Bundle - EMS 22 String Heather Harp

    Early Music Shop
    from £425.00
    13 reviews

    Our 22-string Heather Harp is an inexpensive, but substantially built Celtic lever harp. This harp is an ideal starter instrument for those wanting...

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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
    12 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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  • Gold Harp Bundle - EMS 29-String Minstrel Harp

    Early Music Shop
    from £550.00
    10 reviews

    Our 29-string Minstrel Harp is a substantially built, Celtic lever harp. It is an ideal beginner instrument for people wanting to see how they get ...

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  • EMS 8 String Knee Harp

    Early Music Shop
    £75.00
    3 reviews

    Our 8-string Celtic Harp is an attractive miniature harp. This harp is an ideal starter instrument for young children, is an effective small thera...

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  • Bronze Harp Bundle - EMS 19 String Pixie Harp

    Early Music Shop
    from £365.00
    7 reviews

    Our 19-string Pixie Harp is an inexpensive, small Celtic lever harp. It is an ideal starter instrument for those wanting to see how they get on wit...

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  • EMS 6 String Knee Harp

    Early Music Shop
    £37.50

    Our 6-string miniature Celtic harp is an ideal gift, a perfect instrument for a young child or a beautiful ornament on any music lover's desk! And...

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

    Early Music Shop
    from £795.00
    12 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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  • Hora 15 String Melody Harp with bag, tuning key and assorted tunes

    Hora
    £75.00
    2 reviews

    Hora 15 String Melody Harp with bag, tuning key and assorted tunes - a simple melody harp with assorted tunes which slide under the strings for eas...

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  • EMS Mini Kinnor 10 String Lyre in Rosewood by Early Music Shop

    Early Music Shop
    £79.50
    2 reviews

    This mini 10 string lyre harp is based on "King David's Harp" and can be tuned to a variety of scales and tunings. Fitted with nylon strings. Suppl...

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  • EMS 12 String Knee Harp

    Early Music Shop
    £135.00
    2 reviews

    The 12 string Knee Harp is an inexpensive, but beautifully built small harp. This harp can be an ideal starter instrument for children, is an effec...

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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 16 String Lyre Harp

    Early Music Shop
    £245.00
    1 review

    This 16 string lyre harp is made from solid beech wood with a solid spruce soundboard and has metal strings. It can be tuned to a variety of scales...

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  • EMS 10 String Lyre Harp

    Early Music Shop
    £195.00

    This 10 string lyre harp is made from solid beech wood with a solid spruce soundboard and has metal strings. It can be tuned to a variety of scales...

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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 4 String Knee Harp

    Early Music Shop
    £35.00

    Our 4-string miniature harp is an ideal gift, the musical beginning for a toddler or a beautiful ornament on any music lover's desk! And what's mo...

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  • EMS 19 String Knee Harp

    Early Music Shop
    £295.00
    2 reviews

    Our 19-string Knee Harp is an ideal starter harp for a young child and is an effective therapy harp. It is also perfect for a musician wanting play...

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  • EMS Large Kinnor 10 String Lyre by Early Music Shop

    Early Music Shop
    £195.00

    This 10-string lyre harp is based on "King David's Harp" and can be tuned to a variety of scales and tunings. Supplied with a padded canvas case an...

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  • Hora 4 String Mountain Dulcimer with bag

    Hora
    £195.00
    1 review

    Hora 4 String Mountain Dulcimer with bag

  • EMS 34 String Heritage Lever Harp in Ash

    Early Music Shop
    £1,425.00

    This 34 string Heritage Harp in ash incorporates our newly re-designed metal semitone levers. This harp uses the best features of both Celtic and m...

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  • EMS 17 String Knee Harp

    Early Music Shop
    £250.00

    The 17 string Knee Harp is an inexpensive, but substantially built Celtic harp. This harp is an ideal starter instrument for those wanting to get ...

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  • EMS Heritage 12 String Student Harp in Ash

    Early Music Shop
    £125.00

    This 12 string student harp in ash uses the best features of both Celtic and modern harp designs, producing a high quality, sturdy student harp. Th...

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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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  • EMS 38 String Heritage Lever Harp in Ash

    Early Music Shop
    £1,575.00

    This 38 string Heritage Harp in ash incorporates our newly re-designed metal semitone levers. This harp uses the best features of both Celtic and m...

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    6 String Baroque Guitar after Stradivarius by Early Music Shop

    Early Music Shop
    £1,150.00

    Stradivarius’ instruments are somewhat plainer than some Baroque instruments but there is no doubt they have the great luthier’s famed tone at thei...

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  • Platinum Harp Bundle - EMS 36 String 'Meghan' Harp

    Early Music Shop
    from £1,095.00

    Our 36-string Meghan Harp is a substantially built, Celtic lever harp. It is an ideal beginner instrument for people wanting to see how they get o...

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  • EMS Heritage 27 String Lever Harp in Ash

    Early Music Shop
    £1,095.00

    This 27 string harp in ash incorporates our newly re-designed metal semitone levers. This harp uses the best features of both Celtic and modern har...

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  • Juno 27 string harp (BioCarbon strings) in mahogany finish by Salvi

    Salvi
    £1,690.00

    Juno 27 string lever harp with BioCarbon® strings by Salvi The Juno 27 has a bright, clear sound and a great match for the student harpist – it is ...

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  • EMS Heritage 22 String Lever Harp in Ash

    Early Music Shop
    £795.00

    This 22 string harp in ash and incorporates our newly re-designed metal semitone levers. This harp uses the best features of both Celtic and modern...

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  • EMS Heritage 27 String Lever Harp in Beech

    Early Music Shop
    £875.00
    1 review

    EMS Heritage 27 String Lever Harp in Beech incorporates plastic levers with a metal base and uses the best features of both Celtic and modern harp...

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  • Hora Hammered Dulcimer

    Hora
    £595.00
    1 review

    Hora Hammered Dulcimer with bag, hammers and tuning key.

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    Platinum Lute Bundle - 7 Course Lute in G after Frei by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    from £5,995.00

     7 Course Lute in G after Frei by George Stevens This is a handmade renaissance lute by English luthier George Stevens, who is known for hi...

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  • Juno 27 string harp (BioCarbon strings) in red finish by Salvi

    Salvi
    £1,690.00

    Juno 27 string lever harp with BioCarbon® strings by Salvi The Juno 27 has a bright, clear sound and a great match for the student harpist – it is ...

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  • EMS Heritage 22 String Lever Harp in Mahogany (mahogany finish)

    Early Music Shop
    £625.00

    EMS Heritage 22 String Lever Harp in Mahogany (mahogany finish) incorporates plastic levers with a metal base and uses the best features of both C...

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    EMS Heritage 22 String Lever Harp in Black

    Early Music Shop
    £625.00
    1 review

    EMS Heritage 22 String Lever Harp in Black incorporates plastic levers with a metal base and uses the best features of both Celtic and modern harp...

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  • Juno 27 string harp (BioCarbon strings) in blue finish by Salvi

    Salvi
    £1,690.00

    Juno 27 string lever harp with BioCarbon® strings by Salvi The Juno 27 has a bright, clear sound and a great match for the student harpist – it is ...

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  • Juno 27 string harp (BioCarbon strings) in green finish by Salvi

    Salvi
    £1,690.00

    Juno 27 string lever harp with BioCarbon® strings by Salvi The Juno 27 has a bright, clear sound and a great match for the student harpist – it is ...

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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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  • Hora Prima Balalaika - 3 String Russian Model

    Hora
    £250.00
    1 review

    Hora Prima Balalaika - 3 String Russian Model For more details about this or any other instrument, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Informati...

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  • Hora Alto Balalaika - 3 String

    Hora
    £275.00

    Hora Alto Balalaika - 3 String For more details about this or any other instrument, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Information for alternat...

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  • EMS 34 String Round Back Lever Harp in Ash

    Early Music Shop
    £1,350.00

    The EMS 34 String Round Back Lever Harp in Ash incorporates newly re-designed metal semitone levers. This harp uses the best features of both Celti...

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  • EMS Heritage 22 String Lever Harp in Beech

    Early Music Shop
    £625.00

    EMS Heritage 22 String Lever Harp in Beech incorporates plastic levers with a metal base and uses the best features of both Celtic and modern harp...

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  • 8 Course Lute in G after Hieber by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    £6,325.00

     8 Course Lute in G after Hieber by George Stevens This is a handmade renaissance lute by English luthier George Stevens, who is known for ...

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  • 19 String Romanesque Style Harp by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    £2,795.00

    19 String Romanesque Style Harp by George Stevens - Hollowed soundbox in lime, frame in apple, soundbox pegs in London plane. Nylgut/gut stringing

  • 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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