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EMS Heritage 8 Course Renaissance Lute Kit - with semi rigid padded case


This new range of lute kits available from the Early Music Shop is based on the ever popular Hieber lutes and designed by our own dedicated team of craftsmen.

This 8-course lute kit builds into a light and responsive instrument. Its shell is made from thirteen lacewood ribs, separated by narrow inlay strips. The parts include a quality solid sitka spruce soundboard with laser cut rose, lacewood neck, peg box and walnut fingerboard and boxwood pegs. This kit is made to the same high specification as our finished lutes.

Building our kits

Just follow the step by step comprehensive instruction manual complete with colour photographs and full scale drawing. An important design improvement is that the kit is supplied with a completely pre-assembled shell, which overcomes the frustrations that many kit builders found with our previous lute kits.

Each part is carefully shaped ready for assembly, with only limited hand skills required. We now include a pre-cut rose to encourage those of you who are less adventurous! All the parts are replaceable (should you need it) and we provide a full back up service at our workshop if you get stuck!

Each lute kit includes a semi-rigid gig case which is included in the price. A complete set of Aquila Nylgut strings completes the kit.

    • Vibrating string length = 600mm
    • Tuning: Standard (renaissance in g)

Stringing the Lute

Already successfully built this kit and now looking for replacement strings? See our recommended stringing chart.