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8c Renaissance lutes

The Flatt Paven, by John Johnson (1594)

13c Baroque lutes

From The Blog

Hopkinson Smith, lutenist

With his recitals and series of over 20 solo recordings, he continues to rediscover and bring to life works that are among the most expressive and intimate in the entire domain of early music.

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Miguel Rincón, lutenist

Miguel Rincón studied at the High School Music Manuel Castillo with Juan Carlos Rivera into the plucked instruments speciality, where he got the best grades ending with Honor Qualification. Later, he completed a master's degree with Xavier Díaz Latorre at Esmuc, Barcelona, and another master’s degree at Zürich in Hochschule Kunste der Musik with Eduardo Egüez.”

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Hopkinson Smith, American professional lutenist, reviews the LLD® Dowland 8c Renaissance lute

"Awesome! A really impressive instrument. You have done an incomparable favor to the world with the development of these instruments. Congratulations!"

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Takuji Kato, Japanese amateur lutenist, reviews the LLD® Molinaro 8c Renaissance lute

"The lutes of Le Luth Doré® give Japanese musicians the opportunity to learn playing the lute and I think this are the most suitable instruments for those who start playing the lute.

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About us

Le Luth Doré® is a company dedicated to honoring and preserving the musical legacy of European early plucked instruments such as lutes, mandolins and early guitars.

Who we are?

  • Mission Statement
    • Le Luth Doré® provides musical instruments, sheet music and music education programs worldwide not only to the music departments of schools and colleges, but also to any person with the desire to learn and play.
  • Vision Statement
    • We understand the impact music has on the lives of people of all ages and the tremendous gift it brings to participants and listeners. The lute sound is quiet, intimate and meditative ; it touches the soul of the listener in a magical way. LLD® will offer all people of whatever age and whatever background the opportunity to experience this world of music.
  • The Lute Revival
    • In modern times, the lute began to enjoy a revival with the awakening of interest in historical performance that began around 1900 and continues to this day with increasing strength. With the general revival of interest in early music, the lute continues to find new players and listeners.

Our History

Miguel Serdoura, Portuguese-born and Paris-based, leads a group of visionary founders of Le Luth Doré®, the breakthrough non-governmental, early music preservation, appreciation, and performance organization. "We are the first worldwide initiative dedicated exclusively to honoring, preserving, and promoting the musical legacy of European early plucked instruments," he explains, noting that those instruments include early guitars and mandolins in addition to the lutes.


Toccata XXIV, by A. Piccinini (1566-ca.1638)