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EMS Heritage 7-Course Renaissance Lute after Hieber

7 reviews
£708.33 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)
“New stock arriving in April - available to order now”

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.


  • 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)

      Already have this lute and are looking for replacement strings? See our Heritage Renaissance Lute string chart!

      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.

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      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!

      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.

      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!

      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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      Caroline M.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Fanulous quality

      It is very hard to spend a lot of money on an instrument and feel confident about the outcome. But you realise very quickly that the Early Music shop only sells instruments of the highest quality and understands the needs of beginners.