"Awesome! A really impressive instrument. You have done an incomparable favor to the world with the development of these instruments. Congratulations!"
Hopkinson Smith, USA | www.hopkinsonsmith.com
"The LLD® 8c Renaissance lute is without a doubt the highest quality inexpensive lute I have ever tried. The workmanship is excellent, it is easily playable and the sound is surprisingly warm, clear and resonant for the price!"
Peter Croton, USA | www.peter-croton.com
"The LLD® 8c Renaissance Lute I had the opportunity to try has a very clear and homogeneous sound. The settings are very well made and the instrument is pretty easy to play. The craftsmanship is really beautiful."
Claire Antonini, France | www.claireantonini.com
"I can confidently recommend these instruments as the best high-quality inexpensive entry point to the world of the lute. These lutes are based on historical models, constructed with precision from quality materials, and remarkably responsive."
John Griffiths, Australia | www.vihuelagriffiths.com
"The LLD® 8c Renaissance lute I tried is incredibly balanced and comfortable to play both with the left and the right hands, the setup is really great, the workmanship is very good and the sound is round, and very balanced all the range throughout."
Ziv Braha, Israel | www.zivbraha.com
"When the lute finally arrived I was very impressed at the overall quality of the instrument and case. My new lute from Le Luth Doré® needed two days to adjust to the new climate and was ready to play thanks to the built in hydrometer and humidifier in the case."
Braedon Hofmann, USA
"I would like to commend Miguel Serdoura and the Le Luth Doré® team for their entrepreneurial spirit in making reliable, carefully designed beginner's and intermediate lutes available to the music world at such affordable prices."
Žak Ozmo, Bosnia | www.zakozmo.com
"The instrument is stunning. Every detail is precise to luthier standards. The action is among the best that I have ever played. The sound is excellent, perfectly balanced and most importantly, at least for my ears, warm. These are concert quality instruments."
Matthew Weinman, USA | www.mwlutemusic.com
"This instrument is extremely competitively priced and punches way above its weight; comparing favorably with other student lutes that are some three times the cost from most UK and other European makers. I very strongly recommend this instrument from LDD®"
David Braid, England | www.davidbraid.net
"There are no difficulties for barre chords or tension of the left hand. In short, these are solid and reliable instruments. I think as a first-year lute student, I would have liked to start with such an instrument before going for a professional concert lute."
Thierry Meunier, France | http://adueliuti.free.fr
"The 13c Baroque lute LLD® that I tried has very good balance and homogeneity in the passage from one string to another, whether in the melody or in the harmony. Regarding the 8c Renaissance lute LLD® it possesses a very bright sound and is very responsive!"
"When I had the occasion to try the LLD® 8 course lute I was quite surprised to discover an instrument that was made with a high standard of craftsmanship, very comfortable to play and with a homogenous sound. Excellent value for a lute of this price range!"
André Henrich, Germany | www.andrehenrich.com
"Beautiful tone, well balanced sound and refine construction. I could enjoy music with the instrument, this lute respond to anything you want to make with it. Playing louder, soft, articulation... lots of possibilities. Definitely a good choice!"
Javier Ovejero Mayoral, Spain
"The sound of the lute offered by Le Luth Doré® is warm and very fascinating. It has a feeling of solid craftsmanship throughout and has precise finishing in every detail. The wood chosen and the construction is of a very high standard. "
Michel Cardin, Canada | www.michelcardin.com
"The lucky owners of the previous model of the 8 course Renaissance lute will not be surprised by this new model of 13c Baroque lute: the new delivery is topnotch in all criteria: general appearance, colors, the wood and finish are all the best!"
Richard Civiol, France
"The looks and the sound of this instruments is quite beautiful. It is surprisingly bright, clear, direct-sounding and frankly one of the easiest lutes to play I’ve ever tried. Everything one would not expect from a inexpensive student instrument. "
Ricardo Leitão Pedro, Portugal | www.ricardoleitaopedro.com
"I tried the LLD® 8c Renaissance lute, and I must say this is really good quality for this price range. Much nicer, and more attractive, than most student lutes. Looking forward to their theorbo and baroque lute line!"
Benjamin Narvey, Canada | www.luthiste.com
I noticed its balanced tone quality throughout the whole range. Clear and powerful tone with a very good rendition of polyphonic lines in contrapuntal compositions. The general aspect of the instrument is quite good. It is obviously very good value for money."
Jean-Marie Poirier, France | http://poirierjm.free.fr
"I had the opportunity to play the surprising LLD®’s 8c Renaissance lute. This lute produces a well balanced sound, instantly reacting to musical sollicitations. From the very beginning, the play is easy and the sound is deep."
Rémi-Pierre Butsch, France | http://poirierjm.free.fr
"I love the beautiful round and warm sound of this LLD® lute and the fact it's so easy to play and tune. And the looks!… It really is a beautiful and professional instrument, and now I’m back not only playing the lute again!"
Ana Arnaz, Spain | www.anaarnaz.com
"When my new LLD® 8c Renaissance Lute arrived, the very first thing I noticed was the light weight of it, even with the case. But the most impressive thing was the very beautiful and authentic sound of the instrument, that also projects very good in larger halls.">Markus Lutz, Germany
"I had the opportunity to test drive the LLD® 8c Renaissance lute and was very impressed with the high quality of the wood and workmanship, as well as the fantastic sound and playability of the instrument. The lute was highly responsive and had a nice tone depth."
Dennis Murray, Canada
"I tried the LLD® 8c Renaissance Lute, the Advanced model, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and aesthetics of this well built instrument; this lute is easy to play, the response of the strings are very pleasant. Very good value for money."
Vincent Maurice, France
"The LLD® 8c Renaissance lute is a very well balanced instrument, easy and nice to play. I tried all the registers of the instrument and the results were excellent. I highly recommend it for students or professionals alike. LLD® will for sure make a difference!"
Alex de Valera, Colombia
"The LLD® 8c Renaissance lute I had the pleasure to try recently is a well built and solid instrument with a warm and resonant tone. It is very comfortable to play, responsive and is perfectly balanced throughout the whole range."
Bor Zuljan, Slovenia
"I’ve been able to play the amazing LLD® 8c Lute made by the Le Luth Doré® company, and I can only say the best about it. Fine constructed instrument, historically consistent, really easy to play with a warm."
Vinícius Perez, Brazil | www.viniciusperez.com
"We have here is a genuine historical lute of top quality, made of precious wood and with a precise gesture by top luthiers; made of fine lines and a soft touch. And it's very light as well! Last but not least: it has a nice, solid and round sound and it's really easy to play."
Richard Civiol, France
"I am truly amazed by this instrument! So well done, very light, nice sound, very loud and... what is really amazing — so easy to play! Playing a lute is a big fun and it is so easy with this LLD instrument! I understand now how important is to start to play on a good lute!"
Ivo Hunek, Austria
"First of all, the wood, mottled maple, is magnificent. The sounding board is neat, well grained and decorated with a nice rosette. It is a beautiful instrument. This lute produces a soft, flannelly and intimate sound, while reacting to the different attacks."
Corinne Ciot, France
"I can say that the workmanship, woods and varnish used on this instruments are all well above that of any student lute I have seen, and up to the level of some concert lutes; it seems to be in accord with the essential principles of historic lute construction."
Anthony Hind, England