The following Price List is intended as a guide. Variations in individual requirements for decoration and finish detail will inevitably have an effect on the final price.
This list is not comprehensive. Do please get in touch to discuss your exact requirements. I will be pleased to provide a quote.
My prices do not include cases. I highly recommend having a case made for any new instrument. I can quote for a fitted Kingham MTM case on request.

Oliver Wadsworth. Lutes And Early Guitars.
Guide Prices 2023-24
Medieval lutes
4 and 5 course From £3000
Renaissance lutes
6 course£3600
7 and 8 courses Student£2200


veneered neck/pegbox£4200

multi rib back, add£750

10 courseVeneered neck / pegbox£4900

multi rib back, add£750

Baroque Lutes.
11 courseVeneered neck / pegbox£5300

multi rib back, add£750

12 courseVeneered neck / pegbox£7500

13 courseVeneered neck / pegbox

Bass rider£6900

Swan neck£7000

multi rib back, add£750

Extended lutes.
14 course archlutemulti rib back£7500
Liuti Attiorbati 14 course £7200
Chitarroni14 course c1600 multi rib£7500

Baroque 5 courseFrench flat back. Plain£3900

Voboam style, with stripes and typical edging decoration£5900

Italian vaulted back. Plain£4200

Italian, decorated£POA

4 course From£2300

Vaulted backs, carved heads etc. From£2800

Vihuela da mano From £3500

Vaulted backs, panels etc. From £4200

Repair and restoration
I am happy to take on such work. Do please get in touch to arrange for an assessment and quote.
  • A downpayment of 25% of the price of the instrument is required to secure a place on the waiting list.
  • This downpayment is not returnable once manufacture has begun.
  • In all cases the balance is payable on or before collection of the instrument.
  • Instruments remain my property until paid for in full.
  • Instruments not paid for in full after 6 weeks of notification of completion may be offered for sale.
  • Whilst every effort is made to complete work by a given date, due to the nature of the work, this cannot be guaranteed.
  • Instruments are guaranteed for 1 year against defects in materials and workmanship. After this time, I will assess any problems individually. Anything I think is my fault, I will do my best to remedy without charge.
  • Any rental agreements are made on the understanding that the customer has adequate insurance for the instrument. Any loss or damage is the customers responsibility.
  • The prices quoted do not include cases, insurance or shipping. Cases can be supplied. Prices can be quoted on request.
  • All payments must be made in Pounds Stirling and, depending on payment method, all bank charges must be met by the customer.
  • Prices are usually revised annually.
  • Payment by installments can sometimes be arranged. Please ask for details.