Amateur Luthier

Lutherie – the art of building musical stringed instruments. The term is used in different parts of the world to mean somewhat different things: Lute Maker, Violin Maker, Guitar Maker, etc. But here we simply mean ‘maker and repairer of stringed instruments’.

Lutherie: building stringed instruments
Lutherie: building stringed instruments

All luthiers identify their instruments with a label that can typically be see through the sound hole. Here is my Kamaka Concert ‘ukulele’s soundhole.

My Kamaka Concert 'uke

My Kamaka Concert ‘uke

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