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Mar 30
Anton’s Musical Instrument Repair Interview

Anton’s Musical Instrument Repair Interview     For those who don’t know you yet, can you tell us about your background? Did you go to a luthier school? Did you train with established luthiers? And, if it’s not indiscreet, what did you do before starting this adventure? Were you a musician before becoming a luthier? […]

Mar 23
Toon Guitars by Steve Toon Interview

Toon Guitars by Steve Toon Interview   ID NAME: Steve Toon – Toon Guitars LIVING IN : Gloucestershire, United Kingdom TRAINING & BACKGROUND: I first trained as a cabinet maker and then went to the London College of Furniture where I studied early fretted instruments, after this it was the usual trial and error experimenting to […]

Mar 11
Tim Reede Guitars 100th Guitar Interview

Tim Reede Guitars 100th Guitar Interview   ID NAME: Tim Reede LIVING IN : Minneapolis MN USA LUTHIER YOU ADMIRE THE MOST: I especially like those who are innovators. Linda Manzer, Ken Parker, Kathy Wingert, Jimmy D’Aquisto, Ervin Somogyi, Michihiro Matsuda are some that I respect and they have inspired my own work. There are […]

Feb 18
Pellerin Guitars by Michel Pellerin Interview

Pellerin Guitars by Michel Pellerin – Interview   ID NAME: Michel Pellerin NICK NAME: Mitch LIVING IN : Thetford Mines, Québec, Canada TRAINING & BACKGROUND: École Nationale de lutherie, Québec 1998 , then Ervin Somogyi voicing class, in 2011 PLAYING: Guitar, for sure…. but mostly classical guitar and electric (metal) NAME OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL […]

Feb 14
Berdah Guitars by Michel Berdah Interview

Berdah Guitars by Michel Berdah Interview   Find the English version of this interview HERE ID NOM : Michel Berdah SURNOM : Mitch, Mitchum L’ATELIER : Vaucresson, France FORMATION : J’ai commencé par un kit 000 StewMac que j’ai montré à Alain Quéguiner qui m’a dit : “Ben voilà, c’est propre, ça sonne bien. T’as plus qu’à […]

Feb 14
Berdah Guitars Interview

Berdah Guitars Interview   Retrouvez la version française de cette interview ICI   ID NAME: Michel Berdah NICK NAME : Mitch, Mitchum LIVING IN : Vaucresson, France TRAINING & BACKGROUND: First, a StewMac kit validated by Alain Queguiner, then my own with the DVD and online help of Robbie O’Rien, then four times two weeks internship at […]

Feb 12
AJ Williams Guitars Interview

AJ Williams Guitars Interview   ID NAME: Alan J Williams NICK NAME : AJ LIVING IN : Shropshire, UK TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Self-taught. Studied Craft Design & Technology to A-Level standard at school. PLAYING: I mainly played in school bands. I was in a 30 piece Jazz Band in my mid-late teens. I played electric bass […]

Feb 12
Viola da Gamba: History, Characteristics and Influence

Viola da Gamba: History, Characteristics and Influence     Viola da Gamba: History, Characteristics and Influence The Viola da Gamba is a beautiful and unique musical instrument that has a rich history dating back several centuries. With its distinct sound and versatile playing style, the Viola da Gamba has left an indelible mark on classical […]

Feb 10
Stankevičius Guitars Interview

Stankevičius Guitars Interview   ID NAME: Vadim Stankevičius LIVING IN : Vilnius, Lithuania TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Youtube, forums, chats and coworking PLAYING: #1 Model „Anastasija“ (and 6 other guitars 😀 ) NAME OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL BAND : The Gypsons, Swing Cats, The Ditties LUTHIER YOU ADMIRE THE MOST: Beau Hannam INSTRUMENT YOU DREAM TO HAVE ONE DAY: CNC […]

Feb 08
FE Tellier Guitars Interview

FE Tellier Guitars Interview   ID NAME: Fred Tellier LIVING IN : Windsor Ontario, Canada TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Self taught from books video and internet PLAYING: Play guitar, Irish Bouzouki and Tenor Banjo LUTHIER YOU ADMIRE THE MOST: I admire all builders everyone brings something that interests me INSTRUMENT YOU DREAM TO HAVE ONE DAY: Probably a pre war […]

Feb 08
Julien Garcia Acoustic Guitars Interview

Julien Garcia Acoustic Guitars Interview   ID NAME: Julien Garcia LIVING IN : Chalvignac (Cantal – France) TRAINING & BACKGROUND: I learnt guitar making in Claude Fouquet’s workshop in Puimisson (South of France) PLAYING: I do play guitar, mainly electric guitar even if that sounds a bit weird for an acoustic builder but I also play […]

Feb 05
SeC Guitars Interview

SeC Guitars Interview   ID NAME: Giulio Sangirardi Bortolotti & Giulia Cavicchi, we work together as SeC Guitars NICK NAME : SeC Guitars LIVING IN : Pieve di Cento (Bo)- Italy TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Scuola di liuteria di Pieve di Cento, but we did attend private courses with Roy Courtnall (UK’ Alex Bishop (UK) and Paolo Coriani […]

Feb 03
Julien Garcia Luthier Interview 1 Background

Julien Garcia Luthier Interview 1 Background   You can also discover this interview in English https://luthiers.com/julien-garcia-guitars-interview-1-background/     Julien Garcia Luthier – Pour ceux qui ne te connaissent pas encore, peux-tu nous parler de ton parcours ? As-tu fréquenté une école de lutherie ? As-tu suivi une formation avec des luthiers connus ? Étais-tu musicien avant […]

Feb 03
DnA Ryer Guitars by David Ryer Interview

DnA Ryer Guitars by David Ryer Interview   ID NAME:  David Ryer (DnA Ryer Guitars, the DnA is for David and Ardell my wife) LIVING IN : Madoc, Ontario Canada TRAINING & BACKGROUND: I started repairing instruments and later took a guitar building course from Sergei de Jonge and then a 28 month apprenticeship with […]

Feb 02
A Legacy of Quality: Lorenzo Frignani’s Guitars and Stringed Instruments

A Legacy of Quality: Lorenzo Frignani’s Guitars and Stringed Instruments Please note that all instruments presented in this article, are instruments available for sale, contact the Luthier for more info     A Legacy of Quality: Lorenzo Frignani’s Guitars and Stringed Instruments Lorenzo Frignani is a highly skilled luthier with over 30 years of experience […]

Jan 30
Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris Evolutions

Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris – Evolutions   Retrouvez la version française de cet article : https://luthiers.com/luthier-herve-berardet-osiris-ses-evolutions/     Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris – Evolutions – Hello Hervé, following the evolution of Osiris, can you tell us what has changed in the year since its release ? As a reminder, let’s have a quick recap of […]

Jan 28
Urdiain Guitars by Nacho Urdiain Interview

Urdiain Guitars by Nacho Urdiain Interview   ID NAME: Nacho Urdiain, Urdiain Guitars NICK NAME : Nacho LIVING IN : Madrid, Spain TRAINING & BACKGROUND: I came from a Sound engineering career. I worked in Sound design since 2000. Then I began combining my sound jobs with repairing and modifying instruments around 12 years ago. First with […]

Jan 24
Jürss Guitars by Karl Jürss

Jürss Guitars by Karl Jürss   ID NAME: Karl Jürss NICK NAME : Kalle LIVING IN : Stockholm, Sweden TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Musikinstrumentakademien or “The Academy of Musical Instruments “in Stockholm PLAYING: When I sit down and play I usually play either the very first acoustic I built just for my own fun, or the most […]

Jan 20
Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris – Ses évolutions

Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris – Ses évolutions   You can also discover this article in English here: https://luthiers.com/luthier-herve-berardet-osiris-evolutions/     Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris et ses évolution – Bonjour Hervé, suite aux évolutions d’Osiris, je reviens vers toi pour une interview. Peux-tu nous dire ce qui a changé depuis un an qu’elle est sortie ? […]

Jan 19
Vahe Mardirossian Interview

Vahe Mardirossian Interview   ID NAME: VAHE MARDIROSSIAN NICK NAME : VAHE LIVING IN : LOS ANGELES, U.S.A TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Few different luthier shops as I traveled. PLAYING: Flamenco Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Latin percussion. LUTHIER YOU ADMIRE THE MOST:  Antonio Torres, Miguel Rodriguez and Santos Hernandez. INSTRUMENT YOU DREAM TO HAVE ONE DAY: Antonio Torres […]

Jan 17
Adrien Bernard-Reymond Interview

Adrien Bernard-Reymond Interview   ID NAME: Adrien BERNARD-REYMOND LIVING IN : Ruffieux, Savoie, FRANCE TRAINING & BACKGROUND: After about 10 years in the graphic design / illustration world I turned to lutherie with zero experience in woodwork. I was trained by Pascal Cranga at l’Eesprit Du Bois luthery school in Cluny, Burgundy where I stayed for […]

Jan 12
Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris Model

Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris Model   Vous pouvez également découvrir cet article en français ici : https://luthiers.com/luthier-herve-berardet-osiris-modele/     Luthier Hervé Berardet Osiris Model – Hello Hervé, After having explained your career, can you tell us about your creations ? And in particular OSIRIS: Where does the idea come from? Where does the name come […]

Jan 07
Maxime Baron Guitars Interview

Maxime Baron Guitars Interview   ID NAME: Maxime Baron NICK NAME : Max LIVING IN : Montréal, Québec, Canada TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Lutherie-Guitare Bruand & learned with Michel Pellerin PLAYING: I’ve got a Taylor GS Mini as my camping guitar. I’ve been trying to build one for myself for years. NAME OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL BAND […]

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Jan 05
Beyond sound: The legacy and future of Tokyo’s audiophile bars

Beyond sound: The legacy and future of Tokyo’s audiophile bars   Pour nos amis francophones, vous pouvez lire l’article dans votre langue ici : Au-delà du son : L’héritage et l’avenir des bars audiophiles de Tokyo     Beyond sound: The legacy and future of Tokyo’s audiophile bars Immerse yourself in a journey through time […]

Jan 04
Arima Guitars by Iker Rodriguez Interview

Arima Guitars by Iker Rodriguez Interview   ID NAME: Iker Rodriguez NICK NAME : Arima Guitars LIVING IN : Ortuella (Basque Country), Spain TRAINING & BACKGROUND: I studied lutherie at the BELE school (basque school of violin making) for four years, where I obtained a scholarship to work for six months with the luthier Mirko Borghino, in […]

Jan 03
Au-delà du son : L’héritage et l’avenir des bars audiophiles de Tokyo

Au-delà du son : L’héritage et l’avenir des bars audiophiles de Tokyo   For our English-speaking friends, you can read the article in your language here : Beyond sound: The legacy and future of Tokyo’s audiophile bars     Au-delà du son : L’héritage et l’avenir des bars audiophiles de Tokyo Plongez dans un voyage […]

Jan 03
Mini Clip-On Microphones for Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Mini Clip-On Microphones for Acoustic Stringed Instruments   Bartlett Audio     If you want to convey the natural timbre of your instrument to your audience, these mics are for you ! All are hand-made in North Carolina, USA. They provide a beautiful acoustic sound, much better than a pickup. All have very good gain-before-feedback […]

Dec 10
The Evolution of Lutherie Around the World: A Historical Overview

The Evolution of Lutherie Around the World: A Historical Overview     The Evolution of Lutherie Around the World: A Historical Overview Lutherie, the art and craft of building stringed musical instruments, including both plucked and bowed instruments, has a rich and diverse history that spans across continents and centuries. From the creation of lutes […]

Nov 26
Choosing the Right Guitar Neck Profile: A Guide for Guitarists and Bassists

Choosing the Right Guitar Neck Profile: A Guide for Guitarists and Bassists     Choosing the Right Guitar Neck Profile: A Guide for Guitarists and Bassists – Understanding the Different Types of Guitar Neck Profiles When choosing a guitar, one of the most important factors to consider is the shape of the neck. The neck profile, […]

Nov 21
Mastering the basics: A guide to maintaining your luthier instrument

Mastering the basics: A guide to maintaining your luthier instrument     Mastering the basics: A guide to maintaining your luthier instrument – Why regular maintenance is crucial for the longevity of your luthier instrument As a luthier instrument owner, it is essential to understand the importance of regular maintenance in order to prolong the […]