I think if we can talk about lute music there shouldn't be a problem discussion lutes...
It's hard for CGists who want to try lute because they really don't have anywhere to go for good information. There's one good lute site
Although there is an awesome collection of lute aficionados with an infinite amount of knowledge concerning the instrument and its music on that site, it's not always easy to find folks who can relate to the issues faced by guitarists trying lutes for the first time. So, for that reason I hope our moderators don't mind the odd discussion of the lute taking place. Here, we have a few who play both instruments and, I think, can be of help to those just starting. It would be a shame to mug that resource IMO...I'm sure they don't mind