Le Luth Doré ® is now pleased to announce exciting plans on which we have been working with our exceptional European luthiers and technology partners in France for many months. They will be manufacture 100% “Made in France”. Pre-orders are now open.
"Le Luth Doré is thrilled to announce its plans for resumption of production and sale of fine historically accurate and affordable Concert and Student lutes, theorbos and other plucked instruments, 100% Made in France."
"This is a large book, 281 pages [plus 9 pages with roman numerals at the beginning] in a generous 9x12-inch format, divided into thirteen chapters, several addenda and a coda. The actual method starts on chapter five and the last three chapters are devoted to specific repertoires: English lute music, the ten-course lute, and the Italian archlute."
Le Luth Doré ® [LLD], which successfully helped lead the worldwide lute revival when launched in 2015 by renowned CEO-Founder Miguel Serdoura, is now threatened by unscrupulous music businesses engaged in alleged counterfeiting and deceptive sales and marketing. And the Paris-based company is fighting back.
The facts are still under investigation. However, the circumstances known to us today strongly suggest that a certain number of counterfeit Le Luth Doré ® [LLD] lutes and cases were introduced into the international markets. These lutes and cases appear to have been sourced improperly using LLD protected intellectual property in violation of the exclusivity and confidentiality provisions of LLD’s manufacturing agreements.