ACHIA Guitars is a modern guitar and bass making worskshop established by Angelo Chiarappa.

Black Pearl

Dennis MacPherson is owner and primary luthier at MacPherson Guitarworks.  Dennis grew up in Newark NJ, where his passion for understanding guitars and their construction began at an early age.  While still in his teens, he often found himself in the role of guitar repair and setup technician for local bands of which he was a member.  Over the years, as he as gained experience with a wide variety of acoustic and electric instruments, a widening circle of other local musicians began calling on his services.

Dörr (Christian)

Christian Dörr is a German luthier who was born in 1963. He began making guitars while still growing up in Neustadt. He trained as a luthier for plucked instruments in Mittenwald and made his first concert guitar at the age of 20. He makes custom classical, acoustic and electric guitars as well as doing repairs.

Big Wave

Big Wave acoustic guitars are made by luthier Rob Dmitrieff. He has 30 years of experience in woodworking starting as a craftsman in the historic ship building industry in Maine. In 2006 he was working alongside Nick Nikos Apollonio (a master guitar builder) who gave him the idea to build his own acoustic guitar. Dmitrieff followed the book  ‘Guitar Making Tradition and Technology’ and was soon making outstanding acoustic guitars. Apollonio also referred Dmitrieff to David Hill  who sawed & supplied tops for many Maine guitar makers and Dmitrieff began helping Hill out. Eventually Dmitrieff started selling tops as well as making braces for other guitar companies. Dmitrieff concentrates on five guitar models: the small jumbo, dreadnought, the 1906 parlor, OM (orchestra model) and the jumbo OM.


Caroline Guitar Co. makes great guitar effect pedals in Columbia, South Carolina. The company was launched in 2010 by Philippe Herndon a former full-time touring and recording player.


Amahi Ukuleles is a division of Amati’s Fine Instruments who have been distributing orchestral string instruments since the 1990s. They launched the Amahi brand in 2011. Each ukulele is setup and adjusted in Cincinnati prior to distribution throughout North America. They carry a complete range of ukuleles, from entry level soprano ukuleles with decorative designs to high-end ukuleles.

C. Dufour

C. Dufour is a luthier based in the Montluçonnais basin in central France. He worked as a carpenter and then as a sound engineer, before learning luthiery with his friend Jérôme Michard who had studied at ITEMM in Le Mans. In 2013 he opened his own workshop where he does repairs and custom electric and bass guitar builds.

Gaffiero (Cyril)

Cyril Gaffiero specializes in the manufacture, repair and set-up of Selmer style acoustic jazz guitars of the Django Reinhardt era. Gaffiero's workshop was established in 2006 in Valence en Brie, a small village in the south of Seine et Marne, near Samois sur Seine.


Condor is an acoustic and classical guitar brand - made in China designed in the USA.

Condor (Brazil)

Condor was founded by Carlos Cesar Medeiros in 1993. Medeiros started working as a luthier in Rio de Janeiro in 1960 at the age of 14. Over the following decades his skills developed and led to partnership between Carlos and renowned Brazilian musicians, such as Celso Woltzenlogel, Norton Morozowicz, Odette Ernest Dias, Nivaldo Ornelas, Danilo Caymmi, Altamiro Carrilho, Alceu Valença, Raul Mascarenhas, Radames Gnattali and the unparalleled Tom Jobim and Hermeto Pascoal. Starting with a small workshop, he became the owner of one of the largest importers and exporters in the country, currently based in Brasilia.

Curly Creek

Curly Creek Guitars is a one man shop in Port Orchard, Washington run by John Carrigan. Carrigan has been working in custom wood shops since the late 1970s: he started his own shop with a co-worker in 1995. His first guitar build was a Martin D-28 kit in 1998 with the help of the Guitar Making Tradition and Technology book by William R. Cumpiano. He built several guitars based on that book, each one tweaked slightly. He then read Ervin Somogyi’s books and built several guitars based on Somogyi’s designs. He currently builds guitars based on what he's learned over the years and the evolution continues. He likes to build three or four guitars at a time, with the hope of building about eight or so a year.


CSB GUITARS is a small French company that produces Fender style guitars from OEM parts. All models are finished with nitrocellulose varnish.

George Wood

George Wood is an English luthier active from the 1980s to the early 2000s (at least), who made electric guitars. In 2001 he was based in Mildenhall, Suffolk.

Source: George Wood guitar owner Joel.

Conde de Paz

Conde de paz is a luthier based in Illescas, Toledo, Spain who makes classical, acoustic, electric and bass guitars as well as violins. Offers artisanal construction in which modern technological processes are mixed with traditional manufacturing techniques and the customer can choose wood, hardware and finish.

Cristh Rod

Cristh Rod Guitars was founded in 2012 in Montalbán de Córdoba (Spain). This company makes, repairs, paints and customizes electric guitars and basses, all work is done by hand.


Hervé Coufleau has been a luthier specializing in acoustic instruments for twenty years. Self-taught, he acquired over time the mastery of the trade, the choice of wood and forged a style in the design of his instruments. It was with the encouragement of Franck Cheval that he settled in and began manufacturing custom guitars for professionals and amateurs. Seduced by traditional American music, he directed his production towards acoustic guitars and Archtop mandolins.


Before becoming a luthier, Sylvain Courcelles taught music for six years. His passion for music and wood lead him towards luthiery. From 1990 to 1994, he completed a bachelor’s degree in interpretation at l’Université de Montreal. He also spent a year studying guitar making at College Edouard-Montpetit. Then pursuing his research he opened his own workshop.

Sylvain Courcelles has been carrying on his work as a luthier for the past 25 years. He is a specialist in the fabrication, restoration and reparation of classical, acoustic, jazz, and electric guitars giving great importance to research and creation.

In building his guitars, he favours blending the jazz and classical approaches for the instrument’s structure and comfort. This unique mix has become the hallmark of his work. Making his instruments by special order, on average he creates three instruments a year.


Sebastien Cotton makes acoustic and electric guitars and other stringed instruments by hand in St Étienne de St Geoirs, France


Patrick Cosme is a luthier in the south of France making electric guitars and 4, 5, 6 and more electric bass guitars. All models can be customized (wood types, fittings, electronics ...) Also offers custom designs.

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