The Art Of Lutherie


Introducing a new guitar building website with video courses online now! Watch the sample video below!

One of the greatest parts of my job is the wonderful people I get to meet and talk to everyday. My customers, students, and friends. I feel truly blessed to receive so many emails and phone calls from people around the world encouraging me with kind words about my guitars and from new luthiers seeking ways to better craft their own guitars.

Answering The Call

In addition to inquiry’s about having me craft custom guitars, the number of emails and calls I receive from students and others interested in learning how I make guitars has grown exponentially over the past few years. In response to this wonderful trend I have created a brand new website to focus solely on the art of hand crafting fine guitars!

The Purpose

Hand crafting guitars is something very special to me, something I greatly treasure, and that deeply influences every aspect of my life. I don’t see it as a business or a career to pursue, to me it is the art and the song of my life, one of the reasons I’m here on this earth now at this time and in this place.

As I have grown in my skills and understanding over the years, an interesting and unexpected thing happened to me in the way I perceived and thought about the craft of hand making guitars, what it is really all about, and why it is important to understand it, and preserve it.

The Journey

I can’t say I have it all figured out, but my hope is that I can use the online guitar making courses, forums, and blog to share my experiences as I continue to explore the art of lutherie, both introspectively, by sharing my thoughts and experiences in my own work, and also as I seek out and visit many of the great men and women building guitars today and try to understand what the art of lutherie is to them. I’ll be taking you with me on these adventures through my writings, photos, videos, online guitar classes, and more.

Watch the Video Sample Below from on of the online courses:

I’m really excited about this blog and I am thrilled to be takign you, my readers with me on this journey to further explore, The Art Of Lutherie!

Read a more about my vision for the by visiting the about page here: About



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