Terms of Business



Prices vary according to the size and type of lute (how many courses, etc.), the decorative details and materials used. I use Kingham made-to-measure cases, which start at around €550, depending on the type of lute and the type of case lining. Please enquire for more details.

Terms of business

Price is agreed at the time of the order and does not change thereafter. A flexible deposit of around 25% secures a place on my waiting list, with the remainder being paid on or a few days before delivery, depending on arrangements for delivery/collection.

Methods of payment

The most usual method is direct credit transfer (“wire transfer”).

Please allow for bank charges when making transfers – all such charges are to be met by the customer.

Depending on their location, customers will also need to consider customs, imports and/or VAT charges in their country.


Most customers prefer to collect instruments personally: this is the best and safest method.  If an instrument has to be sent by courier, all related expenses (packaging, carriage, insurance, customs/import taxes, etc.) will be paid by the customer.

Please email me if you have any queries.

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