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Welcome to my website – which aims to provide a simple overview of my work and provide some basic information about the models of lute I make. The pages are illustrated with a small selection of photographs of my instruments, and all the available information can be accessed through the tabs above.

I set up my first independent workshop as a lute maker in 1980, when I was still in my early twenties, so I have now been building lutes for over forty years. Since 2008 my workshop has been located just outside the historic city of Norwich, where I continue practice as a full time lute maker. I make high quality instruments for a clientele of professional and amateur players. Past customers include Nigel North and Paul O’Dette.

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I have had the great fortune to own 3 instruments from Malcolm, and am looking forward to two more. Malcolm’s lutes are a constant delight to play; they are exquisitely made and beautiful in appearance. What I most appreciate in his lutes is the quality of sound, the singing quality and the wide range of colours which can be found inside each instrument. Malcolm makes it easy for a musician to speak and sing on their lutes.”Nigel North

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