Arthur Robb
Luthier
art@art-robb.co.uk
0044 (0)1666-822945
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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Lutes - new and used
Restored Louis Panormo Guitars

These instruments are available now! If you would like to play any of them please contact me for an appointment. Some instruments will require a CITIES export certificate if shipped outside the EU. All the instruments here would be granted the certificate. These regulations may change.

2018 8 COURSE AMPLIFIED LUTE
BY ARTHUR ROBB
£3750

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A 2018 8 course amplified Renaissance lute with a string length of 600mm. It is tuned to g and is strung with Kürschner strings. The 13 rib body is English cherry, the fingerboard and soundboard edging are African blackwood (CITES certified), the neck English cherry, the bridge Swiss pear and the pegs Gloucestershire plum. The soundboard is Swiss pine (picea abies).

This lute is amplified by an internal microphone. A very high quality lapel microphone, the DPA 4061 is fitted inside. Small and powerful, it amplifies sound very accurately and is widely used on stage, television and the music industry to amplify both instruments and voice. The lute looks, plays and feels like an ordinary lute as the added equipment weighs very little, about 40 grams. Access for fitting the microphone and pre-amplifier is through the hatch cut in the body and a small mini-XLR socket for the output signal.

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The lute plays easily with excellent tone and projection.

Price of £3750 includes a new Kingham (made to measure) case. It can be shipped worldwide.

Dimensions:
String lengt: 600mm
Overall Length: 683mm
Width of body: 300mm
Nut width: 65mm
Bridge string spacing: 101mm
Distance between 8th fret and 1st string; 2.3mm
Distance between 8 fret and the eighth string; 2.8mm
Weight: 0.675kg

DETAILS OF AMPLIFICATION

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The DPA 4061 microphone fitted inside the lute is a very sophisticated and tiny microphone measuring about 4x8mm. It is attached inside the lute using a holder supplied by DPA. The microphone is connected a DPA electric circuit board which is attached inside the hatch. Everything is accessible for servicing.

The microphone and circuit board require a small amount of electricity to work. This is know as the 'Phantom Power'. Some mixing desks and pre-amps provide this. It can also come from small electric devices found on the internet. The socket on the lute is 'mini-XLR' which will probably need to be connected to an amplifier that uses an XLR input. Thus the lead required has mini-XLR at one end an XLR at the other. The lute comes with one of these leads.

For information about DPA microphones see: DPA Miniature Microphones

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2013 8 COURSE LUTE
BY ARTHUR ROBB
£3250

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An 8 course Renaissance lute, with a string length of 600mm. It is tuned to g and is strung with Kürschner strings. The 13 rib body is English figured sycamore, the fingerboard and soundboard edging are Indian rosewood, the neck, English cherry, the bridge Swiss pear and the pegs Gloucestershire plum. The soundboard is Swiss pine (picea abies).

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The lute plays easily with excellent tone and projection.

Price of £3250 includes a new blue Kingham (made to measure) case. It can be shipped worldwide.

Dimensions:
String lengt: 600mm
Overall Length: 683mm
Width of body: 300mm
Nut width: 65mm
Bridge string spacing: 101mm
Distance between 8th fret and 1st string; 2.5mm
Distance between 8 fret and the eighth string; 2.9mm
Weight: 0.64kg

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1969 10 COURSE LUTE
by Henry Holmes
£900

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10 course lute

A 10 course lute by Henry Holmes of Sheffield tuned to f and strung with Kürschner strings. It has 11 beautiful ribs and the neck is veneered with the same wood. Though it predates much of the authenticity learned in the 70's, it is still a very serviceable lute. The first owner was Anthony Bailes.

Price of £900 includes a sturdy (and heavy) wooden case. It can be shipped worldwide.

Dimensions:
String length, courses 1 to 7: 620mm,
Course 8 755mm, course 9 795mm, course 10 834mm
Overall Length: 980mm
Width of body: 323mm
Nut width, courses 1 to 7: 57mm
Bridge string spacing: 110mm
Distance between 8th fret and 1st string; 3.3mm
Distance between 8 fret and seventh string; 3.4mm
Weight: 0.94kg
Weight of case: 8kg

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1831 LOUIS PANORMO FECIT
£5500

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A beautiful Panormo Fecit in extraordinarily good condition and its coffin were case restored in my workshop in February 2020.

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Some some detailed photos.

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The guitar's coffin case.

Dimensions:
String length: 635mm
Overall Length: 933mm
Width of upper bout: 210mm
Width at waist: 163mm
Width at lower bout: 287mm
Height at upper bout: 80mm
Height at lower bout: 85mm
Nut width: 45mm
Distance between 12 fret and 1st string; 3.0mm
Distance between 12 fret and 6th string; 2.5mm
Weight: 1.060.kg

The guitar is strung with Aquila Nylgut 19th century strings and sounds quite wonderful. It is 189 years old.
The full description of the restoration can be found at:
1831 Restoration

Price of £5500 includes the original wooden coffin case. It can be shipped worldwide.

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1826 LOUIS PANORMO FECIT -
£4850

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Restored in my workshop, this is an excellent example of an early Panormo Fecit.

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The restoration was completed in December 2019. The frets are ivory and the machine heads that came with the guitar have been repaired and fitted.

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Strung with Aquila Alabastro (Nylgut) strings the tone is full full and vibrant.
The 194 year old guitar fits nicely in a 3/4 size acoustic guitar case and can be shipped worldwide.

The full description of the restoration can be found at:
1826 Restoration

Dimensions:
String length: 637.5mm
Overall Length: 914mm
Width of upper bout: 210mm
Width at waist: 164mm
Width at lower bout: 282mm
Height at upper bout: 77mm
Height at lower bout: 86mm
Nut width: 46.5mm
Distance between 12 fret and 1st string; 3.4mm
Distance between 12 fret and 6th string; 3.3mm
Weight: 0.95kg



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