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8c Renaissance lutes

The Flatt Paven, by John Johnson (1594)

13c Baroque lutes

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Book review by the Lute Society America of the book 'A Method for the Renaissance Lute, with a Supplement for the Archlute' by Peter Croton

"This is a large book, 281 pages (plus 9 pages with roman numerals at the beginning) in a generous 9x12-inch format, divided into thirteen chapters, several addenda and a coda. The actual method starts on chapter five and the last three chapters are devoted to specific repertoires: English lute music, the ten-course lute, and the Italian archlute."

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Pioneering French Lute Maker, Le Luth Doré ®, Plays Hardball To Combat Counterfeiters | Le Luth Doré ®

Le Luth Doré ® (LLD), which successfully helped lead the worldwide lute revival when launched in 2015 by renowned CEO-Founder Miguel Serdoura, is now threatened by unscrupulous music businesses engaged in alleged counterfeiting and deceptive sales and marketing. And the Paris-based company is fighting back.

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Notice of Limited Inventory | Le Luth Doré ®

The facts are still under investigation. However, the circumstances known to us today strongly suggest that a certain number of counterfeit Le Luth Doré ® (LLD) lutes and cases were introduced into the international markets. These lutes and cases appear to have been sourced improperly using LLD protected intellectual property in violation of the exclusivity and confidentiality provisions of LLD’s manufacturing agreements.

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A Method for the Renaissance Lute, with a Supplement for the Archlute

Le Luth Doré ® is pleased to announce the publication of 'A Method For The Renaissance Lute, With a Supplement for the Archlute' by Peter Croton (concert performer, recording artist, lute teacher at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, President of the German Lute Society, author).

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Our Company

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)