Skip to content
Harp Clearance Offer | 50% off this weekend only | Click here to browse...
Harp Clearance Offer | 50% off this weekend only | Click here to browse...

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

15 reviews
£793.75 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
  • 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

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 15 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Customer Photos
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:
G &.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good value lute package

Good: easy to order & we received excellent advice. The Heritage lute has significant improvements of design details since the older model, a pleasing tone & is pleasant to play. The extras in the 'bundle' are very good value, making this an excellent package.

Meg P.
United States United States

Good value for the money

These lutes will be used as student loaners. As such they seem sturdy enough without being too heavy, and they are true to historical models where it counts in terms of playability: good string spacing, fret placement, and the pegs work very well. The action is good, especially for students coming to lute from guitar, though ideally I would like it to be a little lower. It’s good to have the option of using a strap, and the semi-rigid cases should work very well if not subjected to rough handling. Anthony was extremely helpful in facilitating this order. Thank you!

Monica D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A very good quality lute and a pleasure to play

The lute looks very nice and has a good sound. I am only now starting to learn how to play the instrument but I can certainly recommend it as a starting point. I managed to snap the g string twice, both were gut. The very polite and nice person at the end of the line when I called the Early Music Shop to ask for suggestions sent me a nylon replacement which has worked and has not snapped since. One thing to notice is that my electronic tuner had the A4 at 450Hz (the standard is 440), so maybe I was tuning the g string a little too high ... or maybe the gut string is not strong enough for that kind of tension. The pack I received with a complementary 1 year subscription to the Lute society is full of very interesting historical and technical information about the lute. I only wish I had more time to dedicate to it! The pack includes DeGroodt "Learning to Play the Lute". It has a few pages on how to tune the instrument, introductory exercises for the left and right hand and a few easy pieces. Well, in just a few pages it tells the foundation and starting points and in just one day you will be able to play a simplified version of "Greensleeves". Not bad really! The only caveat (but this is my ignorance of the instrument) is the tuning: the instrument seems to lose the tuning easily. But I'd advise to read the articles about this topic, suggesting various types of paste... as I said, I have still a lot to learn. May I also add that the lute society people (from the articles I read) and the Early Music Shop are such nice people, always keen to help and spread the knowledge if this beautiful instrument.

Early Music Shop Silver Lute Bundle - EMS Heritage 7 Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber Review
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.