Some Guitar-Building Links:


Randy Allen

Mark Blanchard

William Cumpiano

Lester DeVoe

Steve Ganz

Charlie Hoffman (This site has quite a bit on the building process!)

David Hurd (Ukeleles by Kawika)

Michael Keller

Jamie Kinscherff

Michael Lewis

Linda Manzer

Hank Mauel

Santa Cruz Guitar Co.

Mark Swanson

Judy Threet

Jeff Traugott

Kathy Wingert



Mark Frazier's Building Site

Lance Kragenbrink Guitars

Building A Martin Kit Guitar (Jim Kumorek)

Stephen Miklos's Site (very detailed account of his building a steel-string acoustic --- a must-see!!!)

Dave Painter's Adventures in Luthiery

Dave Skowron's 13th Fret

Pepe Vergara Guitars

Ray Whitaker

Dan David's Woodworking/Lutherie Site

Liutaio Mottola's Lutherie Info

Eric Schaefer Guitars


Bill Cory's "Kit Guitar Builder" Website (This is THE place to go to, for anything and everything you wanted to know about building from a kit!!!)

FRETS.COM : Frank Ford's Site

Musical Instrument Makers Forum

Martin Koch's Guitarbuilding Page (Martin has an EXCELLENT CD available about building an electric guitar!!!!)

Guild of American Luthiers

Gibson Factory Tour

Blues Creek Guitars (John Hall's site)

Al McWhorter's Concert Ukulele Site

David Schramm's "Online Apprentice" (a FREE online course for building a classical guitar!!!)

Neil Ostberg's Classical Guitar Building Site

Matthew Welsh's Violin-Making Journal (one of the most complete hobbyist violin-making sites I've seen!) (instructional site run by Shaun Conrad)

Acoustic Guitar Construction Forum

Marty Banner's article on how to build an electric guitar from a kit in just one day!!!


Martin's Guitar Links

Musical Instrument Makers Forum Links

GAL Guitar Links

Mandolin Brothers Guitar Links

Famous Guitarmaker Internet World Headquarters



Luthiers Mercantile

Martin Guitarmaker's Connection

Stewart MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply

Allen Guitars

Musicmakers Kits

Timeless Instruments

Guitar Doctor

Roy Courtnall's Site

Kenneth Michael Guitars

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