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luthier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n luthier a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)
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Usage

In literature:

Christopher Marteau was a warden of the corporation of Luthiers.
"Essays from 'The Guardian'" by Walter Horatio Pater
But speaking of violinists, what would become of them if there never had been makers of violins, especially such luthiers as the Amati?
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
The countenance of the luthier brightened when he beheld this unexpected specimen of the Italian's wares.
"The Violin" by George Hart
KOHL, JEAN, Munich, Luthier to the Court, about 1570.
"Violins and Violin Makers" by Joseph Pearce
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In news:

Luthiers are turning out dulcimers in great numbers, and many recordings are being made that feature the instrument in a wide variety of musical settings.
For luthier Carl Applebaum, the exchange between the Northwest Sinfonietta and Cuba's Concierto Sur is just an extension of something he's done for years: share musical talent and resources with Cubans.
Luthier George Leverett started out making dulcimers and harps.
Local luthier knows guitars from the inside out.
Luthier and guitarist Trevor Healy recording.
Luthiers all over the world obsess about these factors, but there's something much more special about this particular guitar.
Mark Roberts is a luthier with a passion for ukuleles.
Ron Blake is a luthier who for the past 30 years has built, repaired and restored stringed instruments.
South County luthier crafts guitars for classical artists.
Bluesman Mark Nomad is slated to perform solo acoustic at Luthier's Co-Op in Easthampton this Saturday, Oct 13.
Local luthier knows guitars from the inside out .
Indeed, Krebs is known in various circles as a luthier, a craftsman who actually makes guitars and other stringed instruments .
But the real action happens in the workshop out back, where five on-staff luthiers make and repair a good many of the stringed instruments for 25 Texas school districts — as far away as College Station, Waco and Tyler — using only hand tools.
View full size ROSS WILLIAM HAMILTON/The Oregonian Don Fisher, of Coos Bay, plays the custom-made archtop guitar made by luthier Stephen Marchione to honor Fisher'€™s daughter, Catherine Fisher, 37.
Luthiers who took over after Gibson left build a new legacy.
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