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

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

Blog posts & articles

 

by Chuck Morrison

 

by Brian Sutcliffe

 

by Kevin Cardiff

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Brian Sutcliffe

 

by Donald Wilson

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Marc Alexander

 

by Robert Jaroslawski

 

by Christophe Leduc

 

by Florian Vorreiter

 

by Chuck Morrison

 

by Brian N. Dean

 

by James Lister

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Christophe Leduc

 

by Don Rickert

 

by Petko Petkov

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Petko Petkov

 

by Dwain Wilder

 

by Alfredo J. Velasco

 

by Donald Wilson

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Joseph Baldassarre

 

by Mariano Maese

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Donna Ricci

 

by Don Rickert

 

by Florian Vorreiter

 

by Florian Vorreiter

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