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On this page you‘ll find information on the following lute and guitar related subjects:
- Lute and Guitar Societies
- Makers
- Strings
- Players
- Lute
- Lute Song
- Vihuela
- Guitar
- Baroque Guitar
- Other Related Instruments
- Music and Books
- Software
- Other

Lute and Guitar Societies

Academia da Guitarra Portuguesa e do Fado
Association Guitare & Luth - Switserland
Belgian Lute Academy
Czech Viola da Gamba and Lute society
Danish Guitar Society
Deutsche Lautengesellschaft
English Lute Society
Lute Society of America
Nederlandse Luitvereniging
The Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historic Instruments: FoMRHI
Société Française de Luth
Sociedad de la Vihuela
Società del Liuto - Italian Lute Society
Svenska Gitarr och Luta Sällskapet
The Lute and Early Guitar Society Japan (that’s us) in English
The Lute and Early Guitar Society Japan (that’s us) in Japanese
The New York Continuo Collective

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Makers

Anselmus - Philippe Mottet-Rio - lutes and guitars
Marcello Armand-Pillon - lutes
Ars Antiqua - early string instruments
Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris - lutes
Gerhard Bos - lutes
Jaume Bosser - lutes and guitars
Bruce Brook - lutes
Lawrence K. Browne - lutes and guitars
Paolo Busato - lutes
Jirí Cepelák - lutes
Kurt Decorte - guitars
David Van Edwards - lutes
Michail Fedchenko - lutes and guitars
Luciano Faria - lutes
John van Gool - guitars and lutes
Guild of American Luthiers
Andreas v. Holst - lutes
Dan Larson - lutes and Gamut strings
Rohan Lowe - guitars
Liuteria d’Insieme - lutes and guitars
Stephen Murphy - lutes
Sebastián Núñez and Verónica Estevez - lutes and guitars
Luca Piccioni - lutes
Malcom Prior - lutes
Renzo Salvador - lutes and guitars
Dieter Schossig - lutes and baroque guitars
Trevor Semple - guitars
Martin Shepherd - lutes
Gary Southwell - guitars
George Stevens - lutes and guitars
Grant Tomlinson - lutes
Makoto Tsuruta - guitars and lutes
Giuseppi Tumiati - lutes
Oliver Wadsworth - lutes and guitars
Matthias Wagner - lutes and guitars and string distribution
Martin de Witte - lutes and guitars

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Strings

Aquila strings - by Mimmo Peruffo
Kathedrale strings - by Nicholas Baldock
Gamut strings - by Dan Larson
Kürschner Musiksaiten
Pyramid strings
Strings - as sold by Matthias Wagner in Germany
Toro Strings - Italian gut strings
Universale Strings - Italian gut strings

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Players

Ron Andrico’s ensemble Mignarda for lute and voice
Liona Boyd - classical guitar
Frans Brekelmans - guitar
Timothy Burris - lute
Michel Cardin - baroque lute
Paolo Cherici - lute
Luca Chiavinato - lute
Earl Christy - lute
Ed Durbrow - lute
Michel Faleze - lute
Roland Ferrandi - lute, baroque guitar and (Corsican) cittern
Donatella Galetti - lute
Hank Heijink - lute
Kakinami - lute
Christan Kelnberger - guitar and lute
István Kónya - lute
Stefan Lundgren - lute
Alfonso Marín and Valeria Mignaco- lute and soprano
Frederico Marincola - lute and early guitar
Willem Mook - lute
Kent Murdick - guitar and lute
Benjamin Narvey - lute
David van Ooijen - lute and guitar
Brian Payne - lute and orpharion
Luca Piccioni - lute
Paul Pleijsier - guitar
Konrad Ragossnig - guitar and lute
David Rastall - lute
Peter Rauscher - lute and guitar
John Redwood - lute beginners’ page
Donald Sauter - guitar
Lynda Sayce - lute and especially theorbo
Thomas Schall - lute
Andreas Schlegel - lute
Birgit Schwab and Daniel Ahlert - mandolins, guitars and lutes
Hopkinson Smith - lute
Kenneth Sparr - lute, guitar and early keyboard
Taro Takeuchi - lute and early guitar
Roman Turovsky - baroque lute page
Alain Veylit - lute
Eugene Vincent - lute
Matthew Wadsworth - lutes
Seth Warner - guitar and lute
Mark Wheeler - lute
Arto Wikla’s Early Music Pages - lute
Jerry Willard - lute and guitar
Axel Wolf - lute and guitar

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Lute

Accords nouveaux - Tunings for lute, lyra viol, mandore and baroque guitar from about 1624 till about 1710
Arthur J. Ness - lute info page
Ed Dubrow’ lute information page
English Lute Manuscripts and Scribes 1530-1630 - a thesis by Julia Craig-McFeely
Les pages luthistes
Lutes for sale
Musikhofs Fesenfeld
Silvius Leopold Weiss
Straloch MS. - about Robert Gordon, its compiler
The Lute Page - by Wayne Cripps

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Lute Song

English Lute Songs and other Lute Music - song texts and MIDI files
The Philip Rosseter and Robert Jones Web Site

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Vihuela

Vihuela page
Vihuela and vihuela da mano

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Guitar

Classicalguitarmidi.com
Early Romantic Guitar - a very informative site on early 19th century guitars
Gendai - Japanese Guitar Magazine
Gerard Rembours - guitar music pages
Guitar Family Tree, on the pages of Cinelli
Guitar links - from Donald Sauter
Guitar Maker Woods and Materials
Guitarrería, guitar shop in Waalwijk, the Netherlands
Los Angeles Classical Guitars
Piazzola.org - The Internet home of Astor Piazzola and his Tango Nuevo

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Baroque Guitar

Monica Hall - Baroque Guitar Research
Tony Chalkley - baroque guitar
Music for the Baroque Guitar - a list of sources

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Other Related Instruments

Chitarra battente
EraydinSazEvi Turkish Instruments
Guqin - Silk String Chinese Zither
Liuto forte
Mandolincafe
Mike’s Oud Site
Oud Home Page
Renovata Cythara - The Renaissance Cittern Page
Torban Page

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Music and Books

Abctab archive
Adeva - sheet music
Acadia Early Music Archive
A History of the Lute - by Douglas A. Smith
Acadia Early Music Archive
A-R Editions
Bach Digital Library
Bärenreiter
Bergmann - sheet music and cds
Bladmuziek - Sheet music in pdf and MIDI
Broekmans & van Poppel - Dutch Music Shop
Chanterelle Verlag
Choral Public Domain Library
Classical guitar and lute music
Classical guitar transcriptions by Richard Yates
Cornetto Verlag
Daza - Libro de musica 1576 - facsimile
Deutsches Musikgeschichtliches Archief
Dowland MS. - facsimile
Dowland Third Booke of Songs - facsimile
Düben Collection Database Catalogue of the UPPSALA UNIVERSITET: Department of Musicology
Éditions Minkoff
Editions Orphée
Edition Peters
EBooks - on line
English Lute Songs and other Lute Music: song texts and MIDI files
Facsimiles Book Listing at musickshandmade.com
Fondazione Araniti Editions - Guitar Music on Line
Free Sheetmusic from Johan Tufvesson
Fuenllana - Libro de Musica 1554 - facsimile
Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Guitar Music in Library Collections
Guitar Solo Publications
Grounds and Divisions - Nancy Carlin's site with music for orpharion, bandora and cittern
Hertzberg Guitar Book
Il Corteggiano - as rtf-download
IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library - free public domain sheet music library
Luis Milán - Libro de motes de damas y caballeros (Valencia, 1535)
Lundgren Edition
Lutebooks
Lyre music
Manuscripts for Baroque Lute - a catalogue by Peter Steur
Manuscript Sources in Tablature - by Christian Meyer
Manuscript Sources of English Secular Song, 1630–1665
Mignarda Editions
Mundial directory of free sheet music on the Web
Music for the Lute, Guitar, and Vihuela (1470-1799) - a listing of sources
Newsidler 1536 1 - facsimile
Newsidler 1536 2 - facsimile
Newsidler 1540 - facsimile
OMI Old Manuscripts & Incunabula
Oxford University Press
Piccinini 1623 - facsimile
REC Music Foundation - Classical MIDI with Words and The Lied and Song Texts Page
Rippe book 1 1552 - facsimile
Rippe book 3 1554 - facsimile
Rippe book 4 1553 - facsimile
Rippe book 4b 1554 - facsimile
Rippe book 5 1554 - facsimile
Sarge Gerbode's Lute Page - lots of free lute music
Saul Groen - Music Shop with good catalogue for lute and guitar music
Seicento Editions and distribution of other lute music
Sibley Music Library Microform Publications
Sixteenth-Century Printed Tablatures for the Lute, Guitar, and Vihuela: An Annotated Bibliography
Stainer & Bell
SPES
Symetrie Editions
Tecla Editions
TREE Edition
The Baroque Guitar: Printed Music from 1606-1737
Thomas Ravenscroft - facsimile online
Ud Orpheus Edizioni
Vallet - Secret des Muses v1 1615 - facsimile
Vallet - Secret des Muses v2 1616 - facsimile
Vallet - Psalms of David 1620 - facsimile
Van den Hove - Florida 1601 - facsimile
VATICAN FILM LIBRARY at Saint Louis University
Von Huene Workshop - sheet music and instruments
Waissel 1573 - facsimile
Waissel 1592 - facsimile
Weiss - life and work of Silvius Leopold Weiss
Werner Icking Music Archive
Willow Song - facsimile

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Software

Arto’s string calculator
Chromatica Tuner - Tuning Shareware for Windows
Finale - music notation software including FinaleNotepad, the freeware version of Finale
Igor Engraver - music notation software
Myriad-online - various music related software
NoteWorthy - music notation software
Scala - temperament software
Stringcalc 32 - freeware string caculator
TUNE!IT - Musical Instrument Tuning Software for Windows
Zarlino - freeware temperament software for Windows

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Other

Anderson Music Stand
Chitarrone, Theorbo and Archlute - by Robert Specer, as printed in EM 1974
Cité de la Musique
Cornetto - Shop for Early Music
Early music links site
Early Music Summer Course in Hungary with István Kónya - lute
Festival de LUTH Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve LU
Huygens-Fokker Foundation Centre for Microtonal Music
Keytempo directory of musicians
Kingham - instrument cases
Lark in the morning - Musical Instruments
Meantone for lute - explanation and DIY
Medieval Music & Arts Foundation - Including Early Music FAQ, reference for European Medieval and Renaissance music
Menno Rubingh on Rythm in Baroque Music
Musical Instrument Makers Forum
Musicke.Com - profiles of Classical Artists
Music Maker’s Kits
Musicologie
Music stands - custom made
Northern Renaissance Instruments
Palm Guitars, antique and used musical instruments. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Practicing and Playing in Flow
Plucked Stringed Instruments Made Before 1800 in the National Music Museum
Raybro’s Renaissance Music Pages
Silver Bush - Musical Instruments From Around The World
Renaissance Workshop Company - Manufacturers of Medieval and Renaisssance Instruments
Stephen Malinowski - Various articles on music
Technical Drawings of Musical Instruments in Musea Collections
The Early Music Company
Vintage Guitars on VintageandRare.com
Vintage Instruments
Quirky Music References Site

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