luthier

noun
lu·thi·er | \ˈlü-tē-ər, -thē-ər\

Definition of luthier 

: one who makes stringed musical instruments (such as violins or guitars)

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Classical guitarist Armin Abdihodzic of Anchorage will purchase a handmade instrument from renowned California luthier Gregory Byers. Anchorage Daily News, "Rasmuson Foundation announces 2018 award winners; Alvin Amason named ‘distinguished artist’," 11 May 2018 The Earth Harp is the creation of Malibu luthier and musician William Close, who has invented more than 100 nontraditional and sculptural instruments over the years. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Huge harp highlights free music day in Carlsbad," 20 June 2018 Traditional artist David Gerard of Homer will purchase tools and travel to study with a master luthier. Anchorage Daily News, "Rasmuson Foundation announces 2018 award winners; Alvin Amason named ‘distinguished artist’," 11 May 2018 Chernick, though, spends only a few minutes there, taking viewers on a quick visit to his luthier and affording heavenly glimpses of rehearsals and performances with Martha Argerich, Yvgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky, and others. Zachary Lewis, idahostatesman, "‘Itzhak’ a touching portrait of model musician, human | Idaho Statesman," 29 Mar. 2018 Chernick, though, spends only a few minutes there, taking viewers on a quick visit to his luthier and affording heavenly glimpses of rehearsals and performances with Martha Argerich, Yvgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky, and others. Zachary Lewis, idahostatesman, "‘Itzhak’ a touching portrait of model musician, human | Idaho Statesman," 29 Mar. 2018 Chernick, though, spends only a few minutes there, taking viewers on a quick visit to his luthier and affording heavenly glimpses of rehearsals and performances with Martha Argerich, Yvgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky, and others. Zachary Lewis, idahostatesman, "‘Itzhak’ a touching portrait of model musician, human | Idaho Statesman," 29 Mar. 2018 Named after a family of distinguished Italian luthiers, the ensemble formed in 1964 and performed almost nonstop until disbanding in 2009, touring around the world and sometimes appearing at more than 200 shows each year. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Michael Tree, violist who co-founded the influential Guarneri Quartet, dies at 84," 1 Apr. 2018 Blue cursive ink on its interior indicated it was built by a Parisian luthier named Joseph Bassot in 1802. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, "Redemption of a Lost Prodigy," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of luthier

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luthier

French, from luth lute (from Middle French lut)

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