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

12 reviews
£827.08 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)

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 and is highly recommended by our resident lute tutor Jacob Heringman. 

Watch a short clip of this lute in action (performed by Jacob Heringman)! 

The 8 course lute is ideally suited for a beginner lutenist wanting to play a wide range of solo repertoire as well as lute-songs. It is also perfect for continuo playing!

Our own range of lutes were completely re-designed in 2015. There were many issues with our old lutes, for example the string-spacing and action. These issues have been addressed with these new designs as well as further improvements made.

Gold Lute Bundle

The gold lute bundle comes with this 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
  • 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

    8 Course Stringing Schedule - Aquila D d, F f, G g, C c, f f, a a, d'd' g
    (For spare strings, simply use the product codes below to search our website)

    8th   D - AQUL200D
    8th   d - AQUL94NG  or AQUL88NG
    7th   F - AQUL165D
    7th   f - AQUL79NG   or AQUL76NG
    6th   G - AQUL150D
    6th   g - AQUL70NG
    5th   C - AQUL108D  or AQUL104D
    5th   c - AQUL52NG
    4th   f - AQUL82NG   or AQUL100D or AQUL88D wound
    4th   f - AQUL82NG   or AQUL100D or AQUL88D wound or 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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I.Z. Zgud
United States United States

An Excellent and Beautiful Instrument

This is a very well made item. The tone is consistently rich throughout the range, and the sensation of the bass notes ringing in the body took me by surprise. As a few days have passed since it arrived, it’s been slowly holding tune better. Coming from classical guitar, it’s such a cool experience to finally be able to play these songs on the instrument they were written for. Overall, a great product!

Joseph k.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Over the moon.

I am an acoustic guitar maker and player who has been in love with lute music and lutes for decades now, but have been unable to actually try one. ... until now. :) u am really over moon with it to be honest. The London plane wood for the neck and back is sooo nice.. its such a bargain. And perfect for a beginner like me. It's sounds lovely and feels lovely and I'm just enjoying it so much .

Ronald L.
United States United States

New Purchase

I live in Florida USA. I contacted early music shop on a Monday about an 8 course lute by Hieber. I am a teacher and my current lute of 30 years developed a bracing problem and I could not find a luthier in my area to repair it. A few emails went by and all was set. Tuesday they sent me a PayPal request. I paid it and Thursday I had my lute. I'm not sure how they achieve such rapid delivery to the United States but one of my students had a similar experience. Truly remarkable! Early music shop is unbelievable in terms of customer service!

Melody P.
United States United States

Very Pleased

I've been working on building a lute for the past year and while it is has been a fun project, I'm eager to start playing. The affordability of this student lute was too tempting to pass up and though it was still scary to spend so much, it is worth every penny. Everything was packed well and arrived safely and quickly. The lute has a beautiful sound and feels great to hold. The workmanship is high quality considering it is a beginner's lute; the ribs, soundboard, neck, and pegbox are all well made and finished. The semi-rigid carry case is nice to have and I appreciate the lute came strung with a full set of strings. If you're a beginner like me though, consider ordering a few extra sets of the high G4 string, I snapped two strings in a row while tuning (my own inexperience, no fault of the strings). Overall I'm very pleased with this purchase. I look forward to many, many hours of learning this lovely instrument!

Cathlene G.
United States United States

Amazing Instrument

I loved the lute they sent me, it sounds great and is beautifully crafted.