The list below represents some of my favorite links. They are not all wood-working related and are sorted by category. Click on the Logo or Website title to visit the links.




Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Marc Adams runs one of the best woodworking schools in the Country. This school stresses focused, hands-on learning from the leading woodworkers in the country.









The Guild of American Luthiers

Homestead products are widely used in the field of lutherie (stringed instrument making). The Guild of American Luthiers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of lutherie.


The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans

guitarmaker_logoThe Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA) was established in 1988 to help provide a sense of community and professionalism to the field of stringed instrument making and repair. The goals of the association include the establishment of a comprehensive database of resources, supplies and technical information, a means of providing multi-level education within the profession, assistance in marketing and promotion, and the publication of informative newsletters and journals.
ASIA publishes the quarterly journal guitarmaker, a quarterly magazine for builders and repair technicians.

Liutaio Mottola

A collection of resources on the subject of designing and building plucked stringed musical instruments, from Liutaio Mottola. The focus in these pages is on electric and acoustic guitars and basses (mostly basses), and includes information on design, construction, acoustics, and ergonomics of stringed instruments. There is information here that should be of interest to folks who want to get started in lutherie (stringed instrument making) as well as for more experienced designers, builders and researchers.


Musical Instrument Makers Forum

mimf_logoCovers acoustic guitar building, electric guitar making, archtop guitar building, violin making, dulcimer making, mandolin building, banjo building, or any other type of lutherie; pickup winding and rewinding; drum making; flute and recorder making and repair; brass instrument building and repair; and more. Features the Musical Instrument Makers Forum, an interactive forum for the discussion of musical instrument construction, design and repair; welcoming builders of all instruments at any skill level from expert to wannabe.