Welcome to LuthierBuilt

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Welcoming all players

We are blessed to live during a new golden age of musical instruments.  More and more players are creating and individualizing their instruments, and thus their music making, with the help of luthiers and other musical instrument artisans.   Of course, artisans and musicians also work together to maintain and restore instruments both old and new.

LuthierBuilt is an international musician-facing community of independent makers, maintainers, and restorers of musical instruments and accessories; suppliers of instrument woods, tools and parts; and others involved in the musical instrument crafts.  LuthierBuilt's vision is to give voice to these talented individuals and small shops, and to make it easy for players to find and connect with them.  They are highly-skilled men and women who love their craft and who are committed to helping players at all levels achieve their musical dreams.

For those unfamiliar with the artisan alternative to today's mass-produced instruments, LuthierBuilt provides a window into this rich landscape — one that is highly personal, distinct and passionate.  It is a landscape that provides exceptional value, beauty and art for a wide range of budgets.

This landscape also provides players with connection — connection with those who create and care for their instruments.  This is a connection that can endure for a lifetime — a lifetime of great music making.

Explore LuthierBuilt and become involved with today's new golden age of artisan-built musical instruments.  Browse the directory of professional artisans and suppliers.  Read about their work.  Find who and what you are looking for by kind-of-instrument, services provided, location, and other criteria.

Contact the individuals and shops you find.  Ask them questions.  Get to know them, and they will get to know you.

Who knows?  Perhaps you will end up with the instrument of your dreams.

Sincerely,

Bob Newby
Founder

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Artisans & suppliers

  
Take a Stand, Inc.
Woodstock, New York, US
  
Riccardi's Violin Shop
Sicklerville, New Jersey, US
  
Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery
Phoenix, Arizona, US
  
ATorres Luthier
Katy, Texas, US
  
Ecclesshall Guitars
Ipplepen, DEV, GB
  
Migueal Acevedo, Luthier
Trujillo Alto, PR
  
Mayne Basses
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
  
C.F. Morrison Guitars
Gill, Colorado, US
  
Catterlin Guitar Company
Bend, Oregon, US
  
Buxton Violin Shop
Buxton, DBY, GB
  
Humphrey Amplifiers
Chanhassen, Minnesota, US
  
Robinson Violin Shop
Adelaide, South Australia, AU
  
Davy Stuart
Christchurch, NZ
  
the borisviolins studio
Newport Beach, California, US
  
SWD-Guitars
Stuttgart, DE
  
Delgado Guitars
Nashville, Tennessee, US
  
James Lister Guitars
Sheffield, GB
  
Del toro Guitars
Denver, Colorado, US
  
George Banjos
Somerville, Tennessee, US
  
Violins of Plymouth
Plymouth, Massachusetts, US
  
Petko Petkov
Kazanlak, BG
  
Dana Sound Research Inc.
Wilmington, Delaware, US
  
KC Fiddles & Frets
Merriam, Kansas, US
  
F.W. Campbell and Sons
Healdsburg, California, US
  
www.arrenbieguitars.be
Brugge, BE
  
Fleck Guitar Fittings
Chugiak, Alaska, US
  
Weaver Guitar Straps
Soquel, California, US
  
Iriguchi Ukuleles
Carmichael, California, US
  
Putsentelas violin studio
Lviv, UA
  
BuskerBags®
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
  
Parsons Guitar Repair
Watertown, Massachusetts, US
  
Jack Spira Guitars
Cockatoo, Victoria, AU
  
Kinellar Guitar Studios / Gj guitars
Kinellar, ABE, GB
  
Wolf Kater
Ormstown, Quebec, CA
  
Northwind Tonewood
Sandwich, New Hampshire, US
  
Phil Keener, Luthier
Rockledge, Florida, US
  
McIntosh Double Bass Restorations
Cambridge, New York, US
  
Forbidden Fruit Guitars
Medford, Massachusetts, US
  
Fine Violins by David
Washington Grove, Maryland, US
  
Idell Guitars
Pine Prairie, Louisiana, US
  
Daniel Roberts Guitars & Stringworks
Townsend, Montana, US
  
Old-Time Herald
Durham, North Carolina, US
  
Gallinaro Custom Guitars
Albignasego, Padova, IT
  
Antonino Airenti Bowmaker
Genova, IT
  
Voskuil Violins & Repair
Bismarck, North Dakota, US
  
Louis Farkovitz Guitars
Brooklyn, New York, US
  
Bardic Voices
Glen Allen, Virginia, US
  
Mitio Dimitrov
Gorno Cherkovishte, 24, BG
  
Vital Sounds
Manitou Springs, Colorado, US
  
Fatih Yilmaz Luthier
Istanbul, TR
  
Christian Guitar Works Inc. - Stiehler Guitars
Wellington, Nevada, US
  
Pacetti Instruments
Fairbanks, Alaska, US
  
Aqualib Guitars
Pune, IN
  
GDW Custom Guitars
Cannock, GB
  
Stearns Violins, Inc.
Hartville, Ohio, US
  
Rzepka Strings
Portland, Maine, US
  
Nyberg Instruments
Hornby Island, British Columbia, CA
  
Lindsay Wilson Guitars
Barnstaple, DEV, GB
  
Cherry Tree Piano - Steinway Rebuilding & Voicing Specialist
West Tisbury, Massachusetts, US
  
John Carpenter Violins
Loughor, GB
  
SMR Double Basses
Evanston, Illinois, US
  
Tim Reede Custom Guitars
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
  
Forbes Guitars
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, CA
  
Sinier de Ridder
Saint-Chartier, FR
  
Taller de Luthería Traditional
Gijón, AS, ES
  
Anton's Musical Instrument Repair
Powell, Wyoming, US
  
ProSono International
Fourways, GT, ZA
  
Hopkins Guitars
Penticton, British Columbia, CA
  
D'Ambrosio Guitars
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, US
  
Bear Meadow
Rochester, New York, US
  
Roseberry Guitars
Victoria, British Columbia, CA
  
Tyler Francis Workshop
Lakeland, Florida, US
  
Herbst Guitar Technologies
London, GB
  
Rob van Leuven Luthier
Eindhoven, NL
  
Manne Guitars
Schio, Venezia, IT
  
Corilon violins
Konstanz, DE
  
Craig Cross Custom Guitars
Blue Ridge, Texas, US
  
James Fry Guitars
Calgary, Alberta, CA
  
DeTemple Guitars
Sherman Oaks, California, US
  
David Antony Reid Luthier
London, GB
  
Sargent's Violin Shop
St. Michael, Minnesota, US
  
Sadowsky Guitars
Long Island City, New York, US
  
Cyr Custom Guitars
Roseville, California, US
  
Don Rickert Lutherie, a Division of Don Rickert Research & Design
Hiawassee, Georgia, US
  
Nechville Musical Products
Bloomington, Minnesota, US
  
DaSilva Ukulele Co.
Berkeley, California, US
  
Kenji Sugita Acoustic Guitars
Osaka, JP
  
Thomas Handley Guitars
Charlbury (Chipping Norton), OXF, GB
  
Koentopp Guitars
Chicago, Illinois, US
  
Bertoncini Guitars
Olympia, Washington, US
  
Keith Hill - Instrument Maker
Brentwood, Tennessee, US
  
Antonio Manjon Martin Luthier
Barcelona, ES
  
David King Bass Guitars
Portland, Oregon, US
  
Kostal Guitars
Oakland, California, US
  
G Weigert Handmade Guitars
Hararit, IL
  
Stepan Soultanian
Larnaca, CY
  
McCarthy Stringed Instruments
Berkeley, California, US
  
Otto Vowinkel Luthier
Amsterdam, NL
  
Lukas Sedlacek Luthier
Olomouc, CZ
  
Fabien Peyruc Luthier
TOULOUSE, FR
  
Stepan Demirdjian
Plovdiv, 16, BG
  
Anton Wiegers Luthier
Dussen, NB, NL
  
XXL Guitars
Montreal, Quebec, CA
  
Running Dog Guitars
Seattle, Washington, US
  
K2 Acoustic Guitars
Golden, Colorado, US
  
SOS Vintage Guitars
Huntinton Station, New York, US
  
Mojo Guitar Works
San Antonio, Texas, US
  
Roland Metzner Zupfinstrumenten-Bau
Warngau, BY, DE
  
MP Violins Ltd
Nicosia, CY
  
ARK - New Era Guitars
Chesterton, Indiana, US
  
Fretboards
Mississauga, Ontario, CA
  
JXG Guitars
Ouseburn Valley Area, NET, GB
  
Valdéz Guitarras Artesanales de Patagonia
Rawson, AR
  
Vintage Tone Guitar Repair & Service
West Tisbury, Massachusetts, US
  
Custom Shop Basses / Ray Simonetti Instruments
Spring, Texas, US
  
Andrews Guitars
Seattle, Washington, US
  
Presnall Guitars
Olive Branch, Mississippi, US
  
Per S. Ovesen - Rare Violins
Singapore, SG
  
Philip Woodfield Luthier
East Sussex, ESX, GB
  
Alberico Guitar Co.
Victoria, British Columbia, CA
  
LuthierTOOL Company LLC
Seattle, Washington, US
  
Ithaca Stringed Instruments
Trumansburg, New York, US
  
STGuitarworks
Ottawa, Ontario, CA
  
arte mara
Capital Federal, B, AR
  
Christian Bayon Luthier
Lisbon, PT
  
Matthew Farley Early Music Luthiery
Rome, IT
  
Jan Danielsson Instrument Maker
Duved, SE
  
Woodstock Invitational LLC
Bearsville, New York, US
  
Brian N. Dean, luthier
Sydney, Nova Scotia, CA
  
Upton Bass String Instrument Co.
Stonington, Connecticut, US
  
Skunk Bay Strings
Hansville, Washington, US
  
Sexauer Guitars
Petaluma, California, US
  
Kevin Cardiff, Violinmaker
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
  
donald k wilson stringed instruments
arlington, Vermont, US
  
Ronin Guitars
Carlotta, California, US
  
Marples Violins
Lawrence, Kansas, US
  
William Horn Clavicembali
Cellatica, Brescia, IT
  
Veritable Violins
Boulder, Colorado, US
  
Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars
Durango, Colorado, US
  
Anderson Guitars
Port Richey, Florida, US
  
SUSTAIN Magazine
Berlin, DE
  
Pembina Valley Luthiers Guitar Making School
La Riviere, Manitoba, CA
  
Richard Meyrick Guitars
Usk, MON, GB
  
Claire Curtis Violins
South Berwick, Maine, US
  
Hendrik van den Broek
Meppel, NL
  
Mark Roberts Guitars & Ukuleles
Portland, Oregon, US
  
Sembdner Gitarrenbau
Weimar, DE
  
Beardsell Guitars
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA
  
Sebastian Stenzel Classical Master Guitars and Ouds
Soelden, DE
  
Robert Isley Violins, LLC
Rye, New York, US
  
Koen Cassiers Guitars
Antwerp, BE
  
Guitar Fair - Costa del Sol (Spain)
Málaga, ANDALUSIA, ES
  
Kathy Wingert Guitars
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, US
  
Craig's Violins
Lakeway / Austin, Texas, US
  
Charles Tompkins, Violin Restoration
LaCrosse, Wisconsin, US
  
Matt Rubendall - Luthier
Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, US
  
Sünnenblink Musikwerkstatt
Bramsche / Kalkriese, DE
  
Leduc guitars
Boulange, FR
  
LOWELECTRIC GUITARS
Besançon, FR
  
Bamburg Guitars
Salida, Colorado, US
  
Florian Vorreiter Lutherie
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA
  
Lester Backshall
UK
  
Phoenix Guitar Company, LLC
Torrance, California, US
  
J.Glen Guitars & Violins
Kommetjie, WC, ZA
  
Northwest Timber
Jefferson, US
  
Waldron Instruments, Inc.
Bell Buckle, Tennessee, US
  
Aeon Guitars
Orlando, Florida, US
  
Joris Wouters Vioolbouw
Westerlo, BE
  
prose-bass
Chorley, GB
  
CanadianBreed Custom Electrics
Palmerston, Ontario, CA
  
Joshua Henry Bow Maker
Montgomery Village, Maryland, US
  
Sounding Bowls
Buckfastleigh, DEV, GB
  
MOES & MOES violin makers
Peissenberg, DE
  
Little Guitar Works
Austin, Texas, US
  
G. Strickland Guitar Maker
Dayton, Ohio, US

Blog posts & articles

 

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by Martin Brounstein

 

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by James Lister

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Robert Jaroslawski

 

by Kevin Cardiff

 

by Brian N. Dean

 

by Christophe Leduc

 

by Marc Alexander

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Don Rickert

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

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by Donald Wilson

 

by Joseph Baldassarre

 

by Donna Ricci

 

by Martin Brounstein

 

by Brian Sutcliffe

 

by Donald Wilson

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

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by Michael McCarthy

 

by Don Rickert

 

by Petko Petkov

 

by Christophe Leduc

 

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