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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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    • 4.8 • 153 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

    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
    João Cassias

    João Cassias

    João Cassias makes electric, acoustic, and archtop guitars out of his three-person shop in São Paulo, Brazil. For Episode 62 of the podcast, João tells us how he got bit by the luthierie bug and about his early guitar studies in São Paulo. He recounts how, with the support of his family, he was able to come to the US to attend the Galloup school and spend time at Ervin Somogyi and Tom Ribbecke’s shops. João shares stories and lessons from each of those experiences and tells us why the archtop guitar is his favorite.
    https://www.instagram.com/cassiasguitars/
     
    https://www.galloupguitars.com/galloup-school/
    This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company, Allied Lutherie and Dream Guitars.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    David Russell Young

    David Russell Young

    David Russell Young has been making violin bows for over 30 years, but before that he was a guitarmaker. And, in 1975, David published The Steel String Guitar: Construction and Repair, one of the few books on guitarmaking at the time. It would go on to inspire countless builders.
    For episode 61 of the podcast, David takes us back to his first guitars and how he came to write the influential book. He also tells us why he switched to bowmaking and gives us a primer on bow materials and construction. At the end of our chat, David reflects on his 50 years as a luthier and offers his thoughts on the current world of custom guitars. 
    This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company, Allied Lutherie and Dream Guitars.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

_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

dagnew123 ,

Excellent Podcast

Very informative and interesting. Keep them coming!

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