I prefer to communicate by e-mail: lauri a niskanenlutes d com
There is currently a waiting list of about 24 months.
After we have discussed the instrument to be built, a deposit of 700€ is required for a place in the waiting list and confirmation of the order. The rest and any shipping costs are to be paid after the instrument is completed, and before delivery.
My prices are fixed in euros and may change without notice; the prices of confirmed orders do not of course change if I have to change prices on this website. The prices include nylgut (NNG and D) strings from Aquila Corde Armoniche. Gut strings (from a supplier of your choice) can be supplied at an extra cost.
Payment can currently be made by bank transfer or Paypal, or in cash if the customer wishes to pick up the instrument personally. Cheques aren't regrettably used in Finland. Credit card payments are accepted through Paypal
Cases are not included in the prices quoted for the instruments. A hard case is however absolutely necessary for any kind of shipping.
Please see the pricelist for case options. I can take care of ordering the case and providing the maker with the necessary information about the instrument. If a case is ordered from a specialist, the cost is added to the final payment. Regardless, the case must be ordered at the same time as the instrument.
The customer will pay for the shipping at the same time as the final balance is paid before delivery.
By default I include the following on all lutes: wooden body frets up to the 12th fret and a button at the bowl endclasp for a shoulder strap. If you would not like to have these, mention this while ordering and also any other special needs, such as desired string spacings. There is no extra cost for left-handed instruments.
If you would like visit the workshop, please be in touch in advance so we can arrange a meeting.
Niskanen Lutes Oy
CEO and luthier
email: lauri a niskanenlutes d com
Y-tunnus / VAT identification number: FI24685219