Stanley Buetens owned lutes for sale

Stanley Buetens owned lutes for sale

After hold­ing onto these lutes for years, it is time for them to get back to people who can actu­al­ly play them. Please for­give my poor skills at accu­rate describ­ing these lutes, I am not an expert (not even an ama­teur). Hope­ful­ly the photos will speak for them. The images are unal­tered. Both lutes were made for Stan­ley Buetens by Ray­mond Pis­ar­ro. Please note that these lutes will be sold as-is. It is up to you to re-string or oth­er­wise bring up to play­ing per­fec­tion. Both include the custom cases. Ship­ping will be approx­i­mate­ly $200 (you will pay the actual amount) — unless you are in the SF Bay Area (I’m in the Santa Cruz area) and are will­ing to meet half-way. Pay­ment through PayPal only. This is your chance to own a bit of lute history.

Lute 1

This is the lute that my father played the most. What I would called his “work­horse”. He gen­er­al­ly played this one on the record­ings you can find else­where on this site. 8‑course. Renais­sance style. Shows some notice­able wear. Esti­mat­ed value $600. I’m asking $450 or best offer.


Lute 2 (SOLD!)

This is a 13-course 24-string Baroque style lute. Arch-lute tuning. Esti­mat­ed value $900‑1100. I’m asking $750 or best offer.

If you are inter­est­ed in pur­chas­ing either or both lutes, please con­tact me.