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.


  1. 01 September 2016: Catalogue updated with sections for the theorbo and mandolino.
  2. 30 August 2016: About page updated.
  3. 29 August 2016: For Sale page updated.
  4. 07 August 2015: For Sale page updated with new eight course lute.
  5. 25 June 2015: For Sale page updated with new eleven course lute.
Drawing of lute.