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8c Renaissance lutes

The Flatt Paven, by John Johnson (1594)

13c Baroque lutes

From The Blog

Susan Meredith, American amateur lutenist, reviews the LLD® Dowland 8c Renaissance lute

"The lute sounds great. It is beautiful to look at and comfortable to hold and to play. I play it every day and am very happy to be an owner of a Le Luth Doré® instrument."

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Rob MacKillop plays The Carillon, by Ennemond Gaultier (1575-1651)

Author of seven CDs of music for various Early plucked instruments, Rob MacKillop plays with a LLD® Weiss 13c Baroque lute.

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Peter Croton plays the Toccata XXIV, by A. Piccinini (1566-1638)

Award-winning lutenist and guitarist Peter Croton plays with a LLD® Dowland 8c Renaissance Lute.

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Hans van Meeuwen, American amateur lutenist and guitar player, reviews the LLD® Molinaro 8c Renaissance lute

"...It tells you something of how the "product" is treated. With care for detail, all details. Most important: I love this renaissance lute and its "full" sound!!"

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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)