The Luthier’s Art – Hand Making Classical Guitars by Paul Weaver —

Crafting in the Spanish tradition, I build exclusively with handtools because it allows an increased sensitivity to the inherent qualities of wood, and gives me a deep personal satisfaction. While working without power tools does require a slower pace, I covet the close relationship to materials that handtools allow. Through them, I strive to create an instrument of a refined sound: one with depth, brilliance, balance, and intimacy.

Every guitar is a work of art. From carefully selected tonewood, through meticulous fretwork, to a fine French Polish, I hope each one will please your eyes, hands, and ears.

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Stephen J Parkin (The Dressage Husband) lives at Pine Grove Stable in Nova Scotia with his wife Shauna La Pierre and owns 4 horses 1 dog and a cat (Robin The Barn Kitten). He writes on Hubpages, Ezine and Street Articles, as well as being the author of this blog.

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15 comments on “The Luthier’s Art – Hand Making Classical Guitars by Paul Weaver —
  1. LamareGuitars says:

    Check out …
    Check out LamareGuitars com for more photos, information, and sound samples.

    Thanks for watching.

  2. bgoldst10 says:

    Really fantastic!
    Really fantastic!

  3. Ленар Хальфин says:

    I’m sure this …
    I’m sure this guitar will bring a lot pleasure to their owners

  4. Pedro Lopez says:

    Hello brother. …
    Hello brother. Congretatulations to share your wisdom with us. How much cost a guitar like this? thank you

  5. thmpick says:

    I’d like to come & …
    I’d like to come & learn from you and make a guitar along side you as you build your next one. It’s one of the best ways to really learn and get a proper understanding of the process.

  6. DrFrankensteam says:

    Masterful …
    Masterful craftsmanship

  7. William meizingier says:

    you got a bad …
    you got a bad mustache. Just make it look like yeah i build guitars what do u do!

  8. guitarcat5 says:

    Now then…Did you …
    Now then…Did you make the Rosette completely before placing it?? Hmmm…..


  9. deepsea bond says:

    Work of art 
    Work of art 

  10. Mitchell Little says:

    Nice looking …
    Nice looking guitars with a lovely tone. A quick question if you would be so kind. As a keen amateur could you please tell what electric bending iron you use ? Currently I still use the hot pipe method but feel now it may be time to change. Thanks,. midge.

  11. deadturtleproduction says:

    This makes me want …
    This makes me want to run outside, find some wood and start trying to make guitars. Too bad it’s almost 1 am.

  12. VitalityMassage says:

    I used to build …
    I used to build with all hand tools. I once made the frets from scratch as well as pegs instead of tuners. Now I’m going to build again for the first time in 12 years. I still have all the hand tools but now I have POWER tools too. Yea!
    I don’t do rosettes, binding or purfling. Inlays in the top or back weaken the joints/wood and end-grain doesn’t glue strong. I paint my instruments for decoration.
    Hide glue all the way but this time no shellac – “Mountain” finish from Earthpaints.

  13. ePRTN says:


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  14. Hunter Trapper says:

    I have to agree …
    I have to agree with you I have been wood working for as long as I can remember and while working with hand tools it relaxes me and slows me down which makes me put more thought and pride into my work.

  15. Hunter Trapper says:

    I like your work …
    I like your work great job!!

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