Original lute NMM 3384 (Musuem of South Dakota) Marked D.[G] circa Mostly made of Ivory exept the sound board. A copy of this instrument can be made by JM Instruments based on measurements and radiographs made by the museum.
Guitar Lute In Germany in the 1920's people started singing old folk songs and accompanied themselves on their guitar. But they felt that a lute would be more appropriate for this "old" music, so the guitar lute was introduced. Made to look like the old renaissance lute (with 10-15 thin separate ribs glued together for the body), but with a normal shape guitar-neck and 6 proper (gut) guitar strings. The fretboard is flush with the soundboard.
Original lute by Micheal Harton (Museo Civico Medievale, Bologna No Originally a tenor lute or Bass. A copy of this instrument (not including the hideous pegbox which is not original) can be ordered from JM Instruments.
Original baroque lute by Martin Hoffmann 169[?] swan-necked by J.C Hoffmann MI 245. A copy based on this instrument can be made by www.jminstruments.com. Here it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UilN8pJ-1mM
A THIRTEEN COURSE LUTE By Magnus Tieffenbruch the Younger, repaired by Joseph Joachim Edlinger, Labelled 'Magno dieffopruchar a venetia' & 'Josephus Joachimus Edlinger/me Reparavit Prag An:1732', body of eleven ebony ribs with intervening ivory stringing is very fine, as is the table set with a triple rose with a double-headed eagle. Thirteen courses of strings comprise eleven double courses & two single courses, 36 long overall; the string 29.5/8" long
9 Course Lute labelled 'Matheus Buchenburg 16?1', University of Edinburgh collection 3249. A copy based on this instrument can be made by www.jminstruments.com,see and hear it being played on www.jminstruments.com