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EMS Heritage 7 Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber

8 reviews
£850.00
£708.33 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)
SKU EMSL7H

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.


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 tutors Jacob Heringman and Wezi Elliott.

Specification:

  • 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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04/05/2021
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.

KC
26/03/2021
Katherine C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
My First Lute

The lute arrived in excellent condition. The book that comes with it is very useful and helped me learn how to play the instrument very quickly. The sound this lute produces is beyond beautiful, I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to start learning the lute!

M
07/02/2021
Midori
Japan Japan
I love it.

I saw an actual lute for the first time, but I think that has good shape and good sound. Especially, the rosette pattern of sound hole is very beautiful. I love its warm and nostalgic sound.

Z
04/01/2021
Z.Xiao
Germany Germany
Nice lute for Beginner

I'm beginning to play the lute, and I've already rent and tried some expensive luthier lutes (the price of some is more than 3000 €). To be honest, the sound of this beginner lute has actually matched/over the price. The lute comes with a semi-rigid case, which can protect the instrument very well. Thanks for the extra set of lute strings and the introduction sheets. The lute is very well packed and safely shipped to Germany. The employees of the EMS group are also friendly. It is a perfect beginner instrument to explore the world of the lute and renaissance music!

AT
12/11/2020
Alexey T.
Ireland Ireland
Great lute, great service

I'm only beginning to learn the lute, but from my experience with other string instruments, the setup of EMS Heritage 7-Course is great. Tuning pegs operate perfectly, string action is fine. Didn't experience any issues with it so far, very happy overall. The only thing to note is that it comes completely unvarnished, but on the other hand, it probably helps to cut the cost quite a bit, so I'm fine with that.

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