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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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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

    40. Nik Huber

    40. Nik Huber

    Nik Huber comes from a long line of woodworkers, and he carries on his family trade with his team of eight employees that craft exceptionally fine traditionally influenced electric guitars. For episode 40 of the podcast, I met up with Nik at the 2020 NAMM show where he tells us how he got started under the guidance  of Paul Reed Smith after finishing an apprenticeship in cabinetry. Nik also shares his views on woods, finishes and hardware and more. 
    This episode is sponsored by Dream Guitars. 

    • 53 min
    39. Kathy Wingert

    39. Kathy Wingert

    Kathy Wingert crafts some of the best and most beautiful acoustic guitars being made today out her shop in Los Angeles. For Episode 39 of the podcast, I sit down with Kathy and talk about photographing and marketing guitars, the development and design of her models and her experience as a female in craft with an abundance of men.

    • 45 min
    38. Martin Keith

    38. Martin Keith

    Martin Keith makes acoustic guitars and electric basses out of his one-man shop in Woodstock, New York. For our 38th episode, Martin tells us about his early careers as a journalist and professional bass player before landing a job with Joe Veillette. There, he made over 1000 guitars before starting his own brand. Martin also discusses guitar design and builders that he draws inspiration from. He also tells us about running the Beacon Banjo Company founded by his father, Bill Keith, in the 1960s.  

    • 58 min
    37. Al Petteway

    37. Al Petteway

    Award winning guitarist Al Petteway has been performing since the age over 12 across a variety of musical styles. These days, he is best known as a Celtic fingerstyle guitarist and for the gorgeous soundtracks he composes for documentary films. On this episode, Al traces the path of his musical history, and shares several great stories along the way. He also gives advice to musicians and guitar builders about how to make better music and instruments.  

    • 1 hr 28 min
    36. Sam Guidry

    36. Sam Guidry

    Sam Guidry not only teaches at the Galloup School of Guitar Building, but he also makes world-class acoustic guitars. For Episode 36 of Luthier on Luthier, Sam tells us the unexpected way he started at the Galloup School and what he enjoys about teaching. Sam also runs us through some his guitar's unique design features, and how he uses a top rating measurement system to achieve consistency and get the sound that he wants.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    35. Ken Parker

    35. Ken Parker

    Legendary guitar maker Ken Parker is known worldwide for his innovative archtop guitars. For Episode 35 of the podcast, we caught up with Ken after the first-ever Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival. Ken shares how he blends his deep understanding of classical methods with modern techniques and materials to achieve his goal of making the ultimate acoustic instrument.  

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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Interesting People - Great Interviewer

Michael Bashkin talks to an interesting group of folks who are very diverse, but all work towards a common goal of making great instruments. Michael always asks the right questions, never hesitates to ask the hard questions, but stays out of the way and makes the podcast all about the subject. A lot of podcast hosts should learn that lesson.

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Great for guitar lovers

Captivating interviews with interesting builders.

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Great.

A fascinating look into one of the world’s most fascinating jobs—instrument building. The host is a good interviewer and picks interesting folks to talk to. (Makes me want to try building my own guitar!) Highly recommended.

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