from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that makes or repairs stringed instruments, such as violins.
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- n. A person who, or a business which, makes or repairs stringed wooden musical instruments, such as lutes, violins, and guitars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes wooden stringed instruments, such as violins, guitars, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)
| '' 'luthier'''-''a maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars' '
Stephen McSwain is a luthier (string instrument maker), musician and artist living in Los Angeles.
Call my friend Alejandro Díaz Martínez, master luthier, extraordinary professor at the UdeQ, and owner of Violin Shop Querétaro.
So a month or so back, stwish (who happens to be my dad, and who also happens to be a luthier) send me an electric guitar he made from the wood of a bradford pear that netcurmudgeon's dad cut down due to structural unsoundness, which wood I then drove down to North Carolina in the bed of Eunice, the now-dead former little red truck that could.
Funky looking 3 neck acoustic-electric guitar Pikasso, made by luthier Linda Manzer for guitarist Pat Metheny
She convinced a local luthier to adjust it so she could play diminished chords that have what she called "a peculiar quality."
Lohman billed bluegrass picker and luthier Wayne Henderson - the jocular subject of the book "Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument" as well as recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship - as the evening's most eminent star, but Henderson seemed happy just to melt into the background.
In the past year, he has built studios for a dance instructor/masseuse, a photographer, a picture framer and a luthier, an old friend who hand-builds violins and other stringed instruments.
My long-time music partner, Lou Reimuller, is also a luthier and he has lovingly restored each of these instruments.
"He's taking inanimate objects and turning them into sculptures and then musical instruments," notes Robert Kantor, a customer of Rudy's who collects guitars and is himself a luthier his Swarovski crystalinlaid guitars are being played by Lady Gaga's lead guitarist, Kareem Devlin, on her current tour.