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Every month, luthier Michael Bashkin interviews some of his favorite fellow guitar builders, makers and creatives on the Luthier on Luthier podcast. Acoustic, electric, flattop, archtop and everything in-between... brought to you by the Fretboard Journal

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    • 4.7 • 155 Ratings

Every month, luthier Michael Bashkin interviews some of his favorite fellow guitar builders, makers and creatives on the Luthier on Luthier podcast. Acoustic, electric, flattop, archtop and everything in-between... brought to you by the Fretboard Journal

    Eric Schoenberg

    Eric Schoenberg

    Musician, vintage instrument expert, and guitar dealer Eric Schoenberg is largely responsible for the resurgence of OM-size guitars. In the early 1970s, Eric worked with the Martin guitar company to start making OM guitars based on their own late 1920s and early 1930s designs. The project at times also included names we all know such as Dana Bourgeois, TJ Thompson, Julius Borges, John Slobod, Bruce Sexauer, Robert Anderson, Randall “Sparky” Kramer, and others. 
    For Episode 68 of the podcast, we hear the history of Eric's path as a professional player, guitar designer, and retailer, and his thoughts on OM's, 12 fret vs 14 frets guitars, and much more.  
    Link: https://om28.com/
    Luthier on Luthier is hosted by Michael Bashkin of Bashkin Guitars. This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company and Dream Guitars.

    • 44 min
    Les Godfrey

    Les Godfrey

    Les Godfrey makes world-class electric guitars and basses known for their unique style out of his one-person shop in Kingston, Canada.
     
    For episode 67 of the podcast, Les dives deep into his thoughts on design and the role of instrument making in his life. We also hear about his time working in Carl Thompson’s shop, his time as a touring musician, and how he started making guitars.
     
    Link: https://www.godfreyguitars.com
    Luthier on Luthier is hosted by Michael Bashkin of Bashkin Guitars. This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company and Dream Guitars.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Dusty Gregg

    Dusty Gregg

    Dusty Gregg spent years as a professional touring guitarist and road tech before starting his own line of guitars. For episode 66 of the podcast, Dusty tells us about how his time on the road serving professional musicians influenced his guitar designs. He also shares his thoughts on winding pickups, pickup magnets, carbon fiber, and much more.  
    http://www.greggguitars.com
    Luthier on Luthier is hosted by Michael Bashkin of Bashkin Guitars. This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company, Allied Lutherie, and Dream Guitars.

    • 57 min
    65. Doug Proper

    65. Doug Proper

    Doug and Sharon Proper own and operate Guitar Specialist, one of the top repair shops in the country. Doug started out with ambitions of becoming a professional jazz guitarist and began repairing guitars to help pay for his music studies in college.
    For our 65th episode of the podcast, Doug tells us about approaching lutherie as a sound financial business and his philosophy on pricing and customer relations. We also talk about some of Doug's favorite tool, least favorite jobs, and much more.
    https://www.guitarspecialist.com
    Hosted by Michael Bashkin of Bashkin Guitars. This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company, Allied Lutherie and Dream Guitars.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Bruce Sexauer

    Bruce Sexauer

    Veteran luthier Bruce Sexauer has been building guitars for over 50 years. For episode 64 of the podcast, Bruce tells us about his moldless method of construction, his oil varnish finish, and his collaborations with Eric Schoenberg. Bruce also shares is thoughts on the relationship between function and beauty in his guitars and how this relates to personal growth.
     
    https://sexauerluthier.com
    This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company, Allied Lutherie and Dream Guitars.

    • 59 min
    Retrograde Guitars

    Retrograde Guitars

    Glenn Nichols of Retrograde Guitars builds instruments inspired by the catalog guitars of the 1940s and '50s. For episode 63 of the podcast, he tells us how he is re-imagining laminated tops and how he treats them as acoustically tunable plates. He also shares how, after getting a degree in art, he ended up working for Santa Cruz guitars and luthiers Kenny Hill and Bill Tippin. We also talk about the spirit varnish he uses on all his guitars, his wood choices and more. 
    This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company, Allied Lutherie and Dream Guitars.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

nate j in kirkland ,

An amazing source of information and inspiration

Each episode is a look into the life, experience and work of some amazing builder and repair people. I eagerly await each new episode!!

_RilesMcGiles_ ,

Excellent Interviewer, Enjoyable Whether You Know The Material Or Not

Found this after looking at Bashkin guitars on Dream Guitars (and drooling over the African Blackwood Placencia OM). I know next to nothing about guitar building, but not only have I learned a lot, I simply find the conversations incredible engaging. I started with Al Petteway and Paul Heumiller, but the conversation with Michael Greenfield was fascinating, even though some of their bracing conversation soared over my head. I love listening to the passion emanating from each participant, and Michael Bashkin has a beautiful balance of life/music/luthier questions which just leads to a great listener experience.

Sobum ,

Great podcast for guitar addicts

Loved the Joe Glaser and Ian Davlin episodes

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