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Florida's Handmade Instrument Makers

At the Luthier's Exhibit located inside the Museum you'll meet some of the state's makers of handcrafted stringed instruments who use both raw materials and commercially available supplies to construct one-of-a-kind guitars, banjos, dulcimers and other musical instruments

We're currently working to plan the 2019 festival.  Listed is a sampling of Luthiers appearing at previous festivals.


John Catches, Catches Guitars: handcrafted wood/acoustic stringed musical instruments; gourd banjos, open back banjos, acoustic guitars

Gary Hopkins, Hopkins Guitars: handcrafted acoustical guitars and mountain dulcimers

Charles Willer, Willer Custom Instruments: handmade guitars, mandolins, and ukeleles