- The Lute Society of America Home
- The Belgian Lute Society (Belgische Luitacademie)
- Czech Viola da Gamba & Lute Society
- The Dutch Lute Society (Nederlandse Luit Vereniging)
- The French Lute Society (Société Française de Luth)
- The German Lute Society (Deutsche Lautengesellschaft e.V.)
- The Italian Lute Society (Società Italiana del Liuto)
- The Lute Society (UK)
- The Lute Society of Japan
- The Lute and Early Guitar Society of Japan
- The Lute Society of New France (Quebec – pages mostly in French)
- The Vihuela Society (Sociedad de la Vihuela – based in Spain)
- The Swedish Guitar and Lute Society (Svenska Gitarr och Luta Sällskapet)
- The Historical Guitar and Lute Association (l'Association Guitare & Luth – francophone Switzerland)
Lutherie School and Courses
Resource Materials for Scholarly Research on the Lute
- UT ORPHEUS EDIZIONI – Italian music publishers (methods and studies for lute, vihuela, baroque guitar music...)
- HARMONIAE – The Italian web site of Ancient Music
- Guild of American Luthiers – Publishers of Historical Lute Construction by Robert Lundburg.
- Lyre Music Publications – Masters of Polyphony
- Brian Jordan's music shop in Cambridge: The first stop if your looking for lute music and early music in general.
- Sixteenth-Century Printed Tablatures for the Lute, Guitar, and Vihuela: An Annotated Bibliography, compiled by Dr. Gary R. Boye
- English Lute Manuscripts and Scribes 1530-1630 by Julia Craig-McFeeley, a study of the English Lute Manuscripts of the so-called ‘Golden Age’, including a detailed catalogue of the sources.
- Sources manuscrites en tablature/Manuscript sources in tablature, ca. 1500 – ca. 1800, a project to create a comprehensive index, by title and composer, of all known lute pieces in historical manuscript sources.
- Manuscript Catalog of The British Library, with a useful search engine.
- Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music, a listing of facsimiles of manuscripts of medieval music, some of which are available on line – not necessarily lute music, but at least some of the pieces may be performed with lute.
- The Motet Catalog, indexing approximately 33,000 motets and mass proper incipits in printed and manuscript anthologies originating between 1475 and 1600. Single-composer prints are not yet included.
- An extensive iconography of the lute, compiled by Mary Rasmussen, University of New Hampshire, divided geographically and chronologically:
- Dutch and Flemish, 15th to 16th century
- Dutch and Flemish, 16th century.
- France, 16th to 17th century.
- Germany, Austria & Switzerland, 15th to 16th century.
- Germany, Austria & Switzerland, mid-16th century.
- Germany, Austria & Switzerland, 16th to 17th century.
- Italy, 15th to 16th century.
- Italy, mid-16th century.
- Italy, 16th to 17th century.
- Recorder Iconography, compiled by Nicholas S. Lander, including many references to lutes or lutenists portrayed in artworks also depicting the recorder.
- A History of the Lute by David Van Edwards
- Lute Page for Guitarists
Accessories and Musical Istrument Maker
- Marion David Attwood Viol Maker
- Gamut Strings
- Peter Huetmannsberger Viol Maker
- Aquila Corde The Italian home of Aquila strings, manufacturers of nylgut etc.
- Marco Ternovec Viol Maker
- Aquila USA Aquila's USA distributors.
- Henner Harders Viol Maker & Susanne Kuester Carved heads
- Bridgewood and Neitzert Another good place to get lute strings. They stock Aquila, Sofracob, Pyramid and Kürschner.
- Belgian musuem in the fine Old England building in Brussels.
- Edinburgh University Museum
- Musée de la musique. Paris: The new museum of music in Paris. This is how museums should be!
- Shrine to music USA: National Music Museum
- CIMCIM The Musical Instrument Committee of the International Council of Museums (this site has links to musical instrument museums worldwide)
- Orpheon Foundation Museum of Historical Musical Instruments covering the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.
- Museum Vleeshuis: Antwerp, Belgium
- Museum of Making Music
- Charivari Agreable: is recognized as ‘one of the classiest baroque bands’
- The guitar foundation of America
- Arto Wikla's page
- EMG's Guide to Early Music Resources on the Internet
- Seicento Notenversand – Music for Lute, Theorbo, Archlute, Mandora & Baroque Guitar.
- The Lute in Europe. A History to Delight, by Andreas Schlegel. Published by TREE-Edition; available through the LSA.
- Hancock and Monks music shop in Hey on Wye: Another One of a dying breed! They have a large collection of second hand CD's along with new CD's, books, scores, DVD's etc