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Welcome to the website of lute-makers Adrian Dodd and his son Lawrence Dodd! The instruments offered are built using traditional methods and are inspired by the work of the old makers.

All inquiries and orders are most welcome. Every one of our instruments is made with equal care and attention to detail with particular attention paid to action and set-up, soundboard tuning, building within historical parameters and proportions, using natural glues throughout, and incorporating a plausibly historical decorative scheme. For more information about pricing and what is on offer please consult the details section on the price list page.

Use the link buttons and drop down boxes at the top of each page in order to navigate the site. The website is under development with new content being added on a frequent basis, so please visit again soon!

We also have a page on Facebook where we frequently post pictures of various aspects of our instrument making.


"...This lute delivers in terms of volume with even the lightest of touches, more so than any previous lutes I've owned, I can feel it resonate as I'm playing, its very light construction seems to engage the whole instrument in amplifying the sound and its tone is remarkably sweet. It has a fine even balance throughout registers and tonally across the strings..."

See here for more reviews.


News:

  1. 26 June 2018: For sale page updated, price list altered and a new page added for reviews.
  2. 24 February 2018: For Sale page updated with new eight and ten course lutes.
  3. 09 January 2018: The pricelist has been updated for 2018 and a bentside spinet has been added to the for sale page.
  4. 01 September 2016: Catalogue updated with sections for the theorbo and mandolino.
  5. 30 August 2016: About page updated.
  6. 29 August 2016: For Sale page updated.
Drawing of lute.