Luke Emmet of Orlando Lutes specialises in high quality, hand made lutes, as well as lute refurbishment and setup and repairs. As an active player as well as maker, I have a passion for making the best sounding renaissance lutes - and I focus on sound quality and playability, first and foremost. Each lute is hand made and individually voiced.
“... I was delighted and impressed by how good this instrument is in every respect: the warm, full sound is well balanced across the registers, the projection is powerful, the instrument is very comfortable to play, and the craftsmanship is remarkable. Luke is clearly at the forefront of the younger generation of lute makers, and I can recommend his instruments without a reservation." - see more reviews
Prices start from £2400
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See renaissance lutes for details of our instruments.
Renaissance lutes are the lutes I'm best known for. Particular attention is paid during construction to ensure good tone quality and the perfect setup.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any specific or custom requirements.
My standard, most requested models are listed below, other models are available on discussion. The actual price will depend on the extent of decorative details and use of exotic timbers etc.
6 course renaissance lute
Model after Hieber, in G (60cm).
7 or 8 course renaissance lute
Model after Hieber, in G (60cm),
Prices do not include shipping or case.
Orlando Lutes is based in Colchester, Essex, UK.
Feel free to call up or email to have a chat about your lute needs!
tel: +44 (0)7905 075 197