Definition of luthier
: one who makes stringed musical instruments (such as violins or guitars)
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Local cigar box luthiers John Nickel and Joe McCormick combined to fashion this six-string instrument for Gallaher.
A 1727 violin by famed luthier Antonio Stradviari was stolen in October 1995 from 91-year-old violinist Erica Morini's New York apartment.
Eddie Monnier, founder of Luthiers for a Cause, posed the question of what would happen if a half-dozen of the world’s best luthiers put their skills into the project using the same exact wood.
Since then, luthiers have tirelessly tried to imitate Stradivari’s and Guarneri’s craftsmanship, copying their wood choice, geometry and construction methods.
Not one of the aspiring luthiers, however, followed the exact directions — all veered off on their own path.
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Origin and Etymology of luthier
French, from luth lute (from Middle French lut)
First Known Use: 1879See Words from the same year
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