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.

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.


  1. 24 December 2020: The price list has been updated. Please see the Price List page for details.
  2. 24 December 2020: A new solo French theorbo is available for sale. Please see the For Sale page for details.
  3. 13 November 2019: Three new instruments are available for sale: a seven course lute, an eight course lute and a theorbo. Please see the For Sale page for details.
  4. 29 September 2019: Two new six course lutes are available for sale. See the For Sale page for details.
Drawing of lute.