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Finn's Lute

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Finn's Lute
4 WeightIcon
Base Value:
25 GoldIcon
Type: Quest Item
FormID: 000DABAB
For the associated quest, see Finn's Lute (Quest).
"Over a year ago, thieves broke into the college and made off with a lot of valuable things. Mostly gold and silver. But they also stole Finn's Lute. We just learned where the bandits fled to, and I very much want that lute back."
Inge Six Fingers[src]

Finn's Lute is a unique item desired by Inge Six Fingers at Solitude's Bards College. It can be normally be found in Stony Creek Cave.


Finn's Lute is usually found in a chest in Stony Creek Cave, whether the Dragonborn has a specific quest for it or not.

After joining the Bards College, Inge will offer the Dragonborn the chance to help her find it, thus adding the quest to their journal. Whether or not they have the quest, Finn's Lute can be returned to her for +1 to all Thief skills, thus making it a highly valuable item to obtain.


Rewards: Grants +1 skill point to all skills under the Thief (Light Armor, Sneak, Lockpicking, Pickpocket, Speech, and Alchemy)


This section contains bugs related to Finn's Lute. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3  This item may stay in the inventory, even after talking to Inge Six Fingers.
  •  PC   360   PS3  The misc quest may stay in the journal after turning the item in to Inge Six Fingers if the lute was acquired prior to receiving the quest to retrieve it.
    •  PC(Fix)   Use the console command setstage bardscollegelute 40
    •  360(fix)   When speaking to Inge Six Fingers for the first time, select the dialog "I've found Finn's Lute." instead of "Why are you so sad?". You will get a quest complete notice and the corresponding reward but the quest log will not be in the journal because the quest never officially started.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Finn's Lute

  • Finn's Lute...

    2 messages
    • Is there a way to get rid of this lute? I've done the quest--game on Xbox 360--but this daedric cursed lute as I've come to call it, ceases...
    • Patch 1.4 should have fixed the problem with the Bards Collage instruments keeping their quest item tag and getting stuck in the inventory (...
  • Finns lute bug?

    2 messages
    • I'm trying to complete the "Finding Finns lute" misc quest. No quest marker is appearing on my map as it has done for the other two simmilar ba...
    • If you're on PC, you can remove the quest from your log in the console: setstage bardscollegelute 40

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