"When I was 14 years old, I heard the lute for the first time. I was electrified by the beauty of the instrument. I was advised to learn the guitar first (which I did).
After several years I slowly stopped playing. Life got to do other things. Deep in my heart I always regretted it. And 6 years ago I started to play again.
Now,... that woke up my old dream of playing the lute. And with being 57 in the mean time, I fulfilled my dream!!
The Le Luth Doré ® lute (Molinaro model) is a beautiful instrument, plays well: I was amazed with the deep sound! Le Luth Doré pays attention to details. It comes as a full package with Aquila strings and a great fiberglass case.
Now these are not the main issues (the sound is and the ease of playing and so on), but 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!!"
Hans van Meeuwen, American amateur lutenist and guitar player.