Luthiery

Luthiery: the making and repairing of stringed instruments, e.g., guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins, basses, dulcimers, 'ukuleles, harps, etc.

KENTUCKY FORMS and CRAFTERS:


GENERAL STRINGED INSTRUMENT CRAFTERS:


OTHER STRINGED INSTRUMENTS

  • OUD (Arabian lute - built and played, e.g., by Lexington, KY artist George Wakim)

KENTUCKY LUTHIERS: An important exhibit on luthiery entitled "Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers" was developed from fieldwork carried out in 2006-7 by the Kentucky Folklife Program, with sponsorship by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council. The living luthiers presented in the exhibit were subsequently interviewed on videotape in a program of KCHEA, the Kentucky Crafts History and Education Association.


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