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

15 reviews
£832.50 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. 

Please click here to view our lute guide.

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
  • 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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Victoria B.
United States United States

Remarkable instrument

It was in fantastic condition and arrived within a week. Customer service was patient and kind to me so thank you to the lovely people who assisted in my purchase. I know nothing of the lute, but decided to impulsively try something new. I’ve always wanted to learn so this is an excellent lute for beginners. I’m already starting to feel a bit comfortable playing after only a few weeks. The case is solid for an already durable instrument. The price matches the quality, though if anything, it’s quite the steal.

Joshua R.
United States United States

Beautiful Instrument!

This is a great instrument to get started on lute playing. The bundle has all you need, and the case is high quality. I expect this will last me for many years to come.

Christian K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lovely instrument.

Good and quick delivery, well protected in its case. I am a complete beginner and was advised on this by a tutor. I am very pleased with the build and sound quality of this instrument, despite my very limited skills - a beautiful item. Compared to other beginner instruments, for example my children's violins, it is vastly better quality and will hopefully serve me well in the future. I am very pleased with the bundle, in particular the case for protection and storage.

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 .