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LLD ® Baron 13c Baroque lute

Bowl in Maple • Bright treble, medium mid-range and medium bass sound • LLD ® FG-B case included

LLD ® Weiss 13c Baroque lute

Bowl in Flamed Maple • Bright treble, strong mid-range and full bass sound • LLD ® FG-B case included

Excl. Tax: €2,375.00
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SKU: LLDI02-W

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  1. It is beautifully designed and constructed.

    by Richard Civiol on 04 Mon,2017

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    The LLD® Weiss 13c Baroque lute model I bought has all the qualities a lutenist might need.

    It is beautifully designed and constructed. The string length is perfect, allowing for comfortable playing of the music for both the 11 and 13 course repertoire. The action is very good and the basses are well set on the bridge which makes for easy playing.

    Visually, the rosette and the flamed maple ribs separated by thin lines of ebony stand out.

    The sound is rich and powerful with the lower register well balanced.

    You will not be disappointed with the pegs, the tuning is very easy.

    The case is light, strong and well made. The price is exceptional and the waiting time is incomparably short. LLD® instruments will delight students and professionals. I strongly recommend you to try and get one!

  2. Beautiful Instrument and Extremely Helpful Service

    by Stephen Sooter on 02 Thu,2017

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    Le Luth Dore, Weiss 13c Baroque Lute

    Although I have played guitar for years, I am a beginner at lute playing. I was learning a Bach lute suite transcribed for guitar, when I heard it played on the lute. I fell in love with the sound. After hearing other lute composers and doing a little research I decided to take up the instrument, and discovered Le Luth Dore. I’m so glad that I did!

    I was a bit nervous about buying a lute on line, especially from another continent, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I am extremely happy not only with the lute itself, but also with the service Miguel provided. It is a rare thing today to be able to contact the owner of a business directly. I have written to Miguel a number of times with questions, and he has always been very helpful. This was true not only through the transaction, but he has offered helpful advice since then with questions I have had.

    The lute is truly beautiful, and I have a hard time putting it away! Aside from that, I would just like to say that I found Miguel to be a wonderful person to work with. With his Method for Baroque Lute, the books of lute tablature he has produced, the CDs he has recorded and the instruments he is offering, he is doing a great deal to promote an overlooked - but extremely beautiful genre of music!

  3. Excellent lute for a more than reasonable price

    by Markus on 01 Thu,2017

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    From the LLD® Dowland 8c Renaissance lute I have already bought on November 2015, I knew, that the LLD® lutes are build very beautiful and also have an assertive sound, that is very suitable also for ensemble playing. It was even stronger than my first Baroque lute, that was built by a German lute maker.

    With my new LLD® Weiss 13c Baroque lute I was surprised that the sound of it was even stronger, although I have tuned it to 392 Hz with the original Savarez strings, which means that the tension is quite low. My duo partner, who plays a modern wooden flute, remarked, that he doesn’t feel having to play as soft as before. Even beside a Viola da Gamba it was good to hear.

    But the best thing is the very delicate and well balanced sound. It has singing trebles and also a beautiful depth in the deeper registers. It has a very good response and therefore can be played easily.

    So the Weiss Baroque lute of Le Luth Doré surpasses my expectations quite far. It is an excellent lute for a more than reasonable price.

  4. A concert-level instrument at a great price

    by Rob MacKillop on 01 Thu,2017

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    The first thing to say is that this is a beautiful - and beautiful sounding - baroque lute. Le Luth Doré has managed to produce a concert-level instrument at what for many will be a reachable price.

    The craftsmanship cannot be faulted - excellent woods, masterfully worked - and the sound is big and warm, with the clarity required for the music of its namesake.

    Practicalities:

    The string band (distance between outer strings at the bridge) is 140mm, the same as the Andreas Jauck, currently in the museum at Yale, and only 2mm shorter than the great lutes of Schelle (1744/48, Nürnberg) and J. C. Hoffmann (1730, Brussels). My previous professional 13c lute had a string band over 10mm longer, but that was too long, making playing on the 13th and 1st courses simultaneously almost an impossibility. The LLD “Weiss Lute” felt narrow to me at first, but within a couple of days I was very happy with it. Guitar players coming to the baroque lute for the first time will find it very comfortable.

    The soundboard has a very light varnish, just enough to warm up the white (good-quality) spruce, and provide some protection. I’ll confess, I had to have this pointed out to me, as I never noticed - the top just looks normal. The rose is laser cut, and is therefore flawless. Both these measures will have contributed to cutting construction time, reflected in the price, while in no degree at all affecting the quality of the lute.

    The string length of 69cms is comfortable, and somewhere between French 11c lutes and some larger German lutes. I can imagine most people would be happy with this string length, especially those trying a baroque lute for the first time.

    The strings are currently by Savarez, with rectified carbon trebles and bass octaves, and copper-wound bass fundamentals. These strings help provide a big, projecting sound. I imagine most guitar players would be happy with this, though some seasoned lute players might want to experiment with alternatives - it is ever thus!

    I found the pegs to be very easy to use, which is not always the case, even on expensive lutes, though I used peg paste on the four strings on the bass rider.

    So, who is this lute aimed at? Well, I for one would not hesitate to use it in a professional setting. Professionals fearful of taking their expensive lute on an airplane, would feel no drop in quality by having one of these as a second lute. Students at music institutions, and young professionals, are often required to play many lutes from different periods, so the price of this quality instrument will help enormously - and I imagine continuo instruments are in the pipeline. Beginners can rest assured that they will be starting their lute life on an instrument that will last for decades - I have already recommended it to one of my Skype students.

    Le Luth Doré is bringing new players to our instrument, and many of them will in time commission instruments from more local luthiers. But their first encounter with a lute will be a positive one, allowing them to concentrate on developing musicianship and technique without the instrument getting “in the way”. I suffered from quite a few of those in the past!

    Congratulations to Miguel and the staff at Le Luth Doré for producing such a good instrument. I’m very impressed with it.

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