I'm looking for something that can be used as an accompanying and melody instrument in folk music. Probably a modern-day cittern would be top of my list, but happy to consider Irish bouzouki, octave mandola, mandocello etc. I don't have a budget in mind but would like a reasonably good quality instrument rather than one of the starter models.
Cash available but I'd be especially happy if the deal could involve trades. I have various electric guitars and amps, and a ton of studio equipment that I could move on. I'm based in Cambs.