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 on the 2018 festival. In the meantime, take a look at some of the luthiers that have participated in 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