Lutherie Links

See the categories below for hundreds of helpful links for anyone interested in lutherie. The Guild of American Luthiers does not endorse any businesses listed here, but share these links as a resource to the lutherie community.

If you’d like to be listed on our site, contact us and include your information (length and format similar to other listings). You might also want to consider advertising in our journal, American Lutherie.

Beginning or Aspiring Luthiers

If you are just getting started in instrument making, or just thinking about becoming a luthier, we suggest you see our FAQ and check out our essays on getting started and choosing a lutherie school.

Becoming a member of the Guild is a great way to connect with a community of luthiers and benefit from our information-sharing organization. Everyone is welcome to join. See our membership page and be sure to spend some time on our site looking at all the Guild has to offer.

Search GAL Article Abstracts

We have published over 3500 articles in over 45 years of operation. Most of them are still available in print, either in our magazine back issues or in our books, and can be purchased on this site. Do you remember an article from ten years ago that was helpful, but can’t remember what issue it’s in? Are you looking for information on a particular topic and wondering which book or back issue would be the most useful? If we published it, you can locate it with our search article abstracts page.

Savart Journal is an open access online journal featuring peer reviewed research articles on all aspects of the science and technology of stringed musical instruments.