Luthiers, Luthier shops and suppliers, and related
- Kettle Moraine
Hardwoods - Another great local source for wood in Wisconsin (locations
in Hartford and Caledonia.) While they don't specialize in instrument
materials as such they have a nice selection of hardwoods (including
exotics) and great service.
- Neil Ostberg, Luthier
- Professional Luthier here in Wisconsin and a friend of mine.
- Stewart-MacDonald - Outstanding luthier supply
- Luthiers Mercantile
International, Inc. - All around excellent luthier supply house.
- Guild of
American Luthiers - If you build and\or repair stringed instruments or are
just interested in the subject you should join The Guild. They publish
an outstanding quarterly journal on the craft.
Mortua Dolce Cano
- William Cumpiano's blog (and his
Vikwood - An excellent
local source (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) of wood for instrument builders.
Luthiers Forum - A nice place to ask questions.
- Custom Pearl Inlay
- Professional Custom inlay and
supplies (David Nichols' shop. David builds instruments in addition to
doing inlay work. He does alot of the custom work for C.F. Martin.)
Information Website - A very nice site with excellent information for
builders of stringed instruments
- First Quality Music (FQMS) - All around great music store and
instrument builders (especially banjo) supply company.
- Constantines Wood Center
- Wood, tools, finishing supplies.
Inlay Inc. - Bryan England's custom inlay site. Beautiful custom
inlay as well as standard inlay sets.
Instrument and Music Shops
Davis Music Company - All around great music store.
Janet has written a number of great Banjo (and DOBRO) instruction books.
Hatfield Music - All around great music store. Another great
source for Banjo instruction materials. His Bluegrass Banjo Method One
and Two books\CDs are a must have.
Mandolin Brothers, Ltd
- As they say "Center of the Acoustic Universe." Great selection of
instruments and always entertaining descriptions.
Elderly Instruments - Huge music store in Michigan with a nice site.
Homespun Tapes - A great source for audio and
video music instruction.
The Murphy Method
- Great video lessons without tab.
Turtle Hill Banjo Company
- Almost exclusively a banjo shop
with a great collection of Pre-War Gibsons. Some are for sale others
are not. Lots of good pictures of both types.
Bluegrass and Banjo
Banjo Players and Bands