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

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

Blog posts & articles

 

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by Brian N. Dean

 

by Don Rickert

 

by Mariano Maese

 

by James Lister

 

by Donna Ricci

 

by Donald Wilson

 

by Donald Wilson

 

by Petko Petkov

 

by Petko Petkov

 

by Christophe Leduc

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Christophe Leduc

 

by Brian Sutcliffe

 

by Chuck Morrison

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Joseph Baldassarre

 

by Dwain Wilder

 

by Brian Sutcliffe

 

by Florian Vorreiter

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

by Alfredo J. Velasco

 

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by Michael McCarthy

 

by Michael McCarthy

 

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by Marc Alexander

 

by Chuck Morrison

 

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