Frequently Asked Questions


Providing access to lutherie information is what the Guild of American Luthiers is all about. Here are some helpful resources.

GAL Staffer Cyndy Burton has provided a helpful treatise to help you get started in your quest to learn the fine art of making string instruments.

John Calkin has his own take on how a beginner might get started in the lutherie field. Read it here.

Here's a listing of contact information for all the Lutherie Schools that we are aware of. Here's some helpful thoughts about choosing a lutherie school.

Also, many of the links on our Resources Page are highly informative and are valuable rescources in their own right. Check them out.

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