luthier

noun
lu·​thi·​er | \ ˈlü-tē-ər How to pronounce luthier (audio) , -thē-ər\

Definition of luthier

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

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The organization has a few special-interest groups such as women woodworkers, toy makers and luthiers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association branching out," 2 Sep. 2019 His mother was a homemaker, and his father was a second-generation luthier, or maker of stringed instruments, who later became engaged in labor relations in the toy industry. Emily Langer, BostonGlobe.com, "Neil Estern, 93, sculptor who depicted strength yet fragility of FDR," 3 Aug. 2019 His mother was a homemaker, and his father was a second-generation luthier, or maker of stringed instruments, who later became engaged in labor relations in the toy industry. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Neil Estern, sculptor who depicted strength yet fragility of FDR, dies at 93," 3 Aug. 2019 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

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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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