These three instruments of luthier Tihamér Romanek are on sale. They are brand new, that is in mint condition, kept in the workshop stringed since they were finished.
In case of interest, please contact.

 

1.
14 chorus baroque lute built in 2008

full length: 95cm
string length: 70 cm
choruses 12-14: 81 cm
width/length of body: 37,2 cm / 52,5 cm
soundboard: European spruce
25 ribs, rio-rosewood
pegs: boxwood
fingerboard and bridge: ebony

for sale: 14-chorus baroque lute, 70cm, by Tihamér Romanek-1b

for sale: 14-chorus baroque lute, 70cm, by Tihamér Romanek-1b

for sale: 14-chorus baroque lute, 70cm, by Tihamér Romanek-1b

In case of interest, please contact.

2.
14 chorus chitarrone after Magno Tieffenbrucker, (London, RCM 26), built in 2011

full length: 194 cm
string length: 93 cm
choruses 7-14: 168 cm
width/length of body: 37,5 cm / 71 cm
soundboard: European spruce
15 ribs, rio-rosewood
pegs: boxwood
fingerboard: ebony
bridge: rosewood

for sale: 14-chorus Chitarrone, 168-93 cm by Tihamér Romanek

for sale: 14-chorus Chitarrone, 168-93 cm by Tihamér Romanek

for sale: 14-chorus Chitarrone, 168-93 cm by Tihamér Romanek

In case of interest, please contact.

3.
13 chorus baroque lute after J. Jauck built in 2014:

Already SOLD!

full length: 124,5 cm
string length (ch. 1-8): 70 cm
ch. 9-11: 86,5 cm
ch. 12-13: 98 cm
width/length of body: 32, 5 cm / 52 cm

soundboard: European spruce
11 ribs, curly maple
pegs: boxwood
fingerboard and bridge: ebony

You can hear the sound of this lute here:

The video was taken only a few minutes after the just finished instrument was stringed for the first time. (New strings are still prone to get out of tune easily, this explains some of the courses being not quite well tuned at this very first try of the instrument.)

Quotes from letters of the new owner for reference:

‘I was sold on it just by its looks. Now that I ogle it up close, well, i’m really, really satisfied. It’s as beautiful as any on the ‘net. And it isn’t 2 meters long as some of the extended dual pegboard baroque archlutes tend to be. It actually looks like a lute on steroids, or rather something of a hotrod. Given what it is, a lute and a musical instrument, with that gorgeous rosette (Tihamer is goooood with wood) and archlute soundboard, it’s eyecatching and gorgeous… Anyway, the craftsmanship speaks for itself… as I said, the construction of the body, neck, pegboards and soundboard are just divine: easy tuning and fine projection. So don’t be shy quoting me. And certainly you can use my name…’

Mr Hon Lee, USA

See also a short video made during handing over the lute for shipping to the USA. Lute artist István Szabó plays a part from Weis’ Saraband on this very lute for background music:

13-chorus baroque lute, 70cm. Tihamer Romanek. SOLD

 

13-chorus baroque lute, 70cm. Tihamer Romanek. SOLD