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ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF VIOLIN AND BOW MAKERS
167 Cabrillo Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(800) 633-2777
http://www.afvbm.com

AMERICAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SOCIETY
The Guild Associates, Inc.
389 Main Street, Ste. 202
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 397-8870
http://www.amis.org

ASSOCIATION OF STRINGED INSTRUMENT ARTISANS (ASIA)
PO Box 745
Luray, VA 22835
http://www.guitarmaker.org

CATGUT ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY
55 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-0371
http://www.catgutacoustical.org

FELLOWSHIP OF MAKERS AND RESTORERS of Historical Instruments (FOMRHI)
Quarterly Bulletins
Hon. Sec. J. Montague
c/o Faculty of Music
St. Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB, England
http://www.nrinstruments.demon.co.uk/fomrhi.html

FRETTED INSTRUMENT GUILD OF AMERICA (FIGA)
PO Box 2065 (membership)
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 532-0896
http://www.frettedinstrumentguildofamerica.org

GALPIN SOCIETY
Maggie Kilbey, Administrator
37 Townsend Drive,
ST ALBANS AL3 5RF,
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
http://www.galpinsociety.org

GUILD OF AMERICAN LUTHIERS (GAL)
8222 South Park Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 472-7853
http://www.luth.org

GUITAR FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
P.O. Box 2270
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(877) 570-1651
http://www.guitarfoundation.org

LUTE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
255 W. 98th St., #5C
New York, NY 10025
(925) 686-5800
http://www.cs.darmouth.edu/~lsa/

VIOLIN SOCIETY OF AMERICA (VSA)
1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 305
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 12601
(852) 452-7557
http://www.vsa.to

INTERNET FORUMS AND DISCUSSION SITES

Acoustic Guitar Magazine forum heavily-posted forum dealing with topics such as gear, artists, playing techniques, lessons, workshops, gigs and luthiers

FLATPICK-L Good disscussions of instruments, picking, and more

Forum Lutherie A French luthier discussion group, with an international base, covering all instruments from violin to oud

Frets Net a meeting place for fretted instrument makers and repairers

Guitar Maker  The official forum of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans

Guitar Luthiers  Social network for guitar luthiers, presenting their guitars, and discussing guitar building

Guitar Forums an active gathering place for discussing all manner of guitar related topics

Luthier E-mail List Information exchange straight to your inbox. The list is free, and is for professional and amateur musical instrument makers

Luthier Forum classified ads, tonewood auctions and online build-alongs

Luthiers Forum very active site for all things lutherie

Musical Instrument Makers Forum - Well-respected interactive forum for builders, repairers and designers of all types of musical instruments

The 13th Fret very active and highly recommended acoustic guitar discussion site hosted by Dave Skowron. All kinds of info and communication about guitars and lutherie

Woodworkers Zone for the discussion of building anything plucked, strummed or bowed


SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

A & M Wood Specialty Inc., http://www.amwoodinc.com, 800/265-2759, variety of tonewoods

Acoustic Woods Ltd. Hand pick your own Tonewoods online; variety of back and sides and soundboards to choose from

Air America Respirators, http://www.airamerica.com, 800/328-1792, other health and safety equipment

Airware America respirators, other health and safety equipment.

Allen Guitars, http://www.allenguitar.com, 530/346-6590, East Indian rosewood, Sitka and German spruce, red cedar, maple, Honduras mahogany, ebony, tail pieces, resophonic parts, shell, rosettes

Alaska Specialty Woods, http://www.alaskaspecialtywoods.com, 907/826-3566

Alicia Carter, 707/629-3677, redwood soundboards, custom orders

Allied Electronics, http://www.alliedelec.com, 800/433-5700, comprehensive

Allied Lutherie Ltd., http://www.alliedlutherie.com, 707/431-3760, variety of high quality tonewoods, Brazilian rosewood, rosettes, veneers, shell

Allparts, http://www.allparts.com, 713/466-6414, bridges, pickups, pickguards, tuners

Allred & Associates, Inc., http://www.wood-carver.com, 315/252-2559, carving machines for archtops and necks

Aqua Blue Maui, LLC, http://www.maui.net/~aquablue/, 808/876-0217, shell, laminates

Audio Technica, http://www.audio-technica.com, 330/686-2600, condenser microphones

Axes 'R' Us, http://www.axesrus.com, UK guitar parts new and used, online store

Associated Traders International, 206/952-4772, East Indian rosewood and ebony

Ameritage Cases, http://www.ameritage.com, 866/669-8932, climate controlled cases for any portable instrument

Andy Johnson, 206/376-2747, spruce and maple

Anita Marquetry, http://www.marquetry.com.uk, Quality wood marquetry

Australian Luthiers Supplies, tonewoods and parts. Located in Mount Tamborine, Australia.

Battenkill Tonewood, 802/375-9965, violin family hardwoods

B-Band Limited, http://www.b-band.com, 818/508-6685, pickups and preamps for guitar and violin family, under-saddle electric film

L.R. Baggs, http://www.lrbaggs.com, 805/929-3545, pickups, transducers, pre-amps

Maderas Barber S.L., http://www.maderasbarber.com (Spain) variety of tonewoods, rosettes

Barbera Transducer Systems, ultra high performance pickups with separate transducers for each string for violin, electric violins, cello, electric cellos, upright bass and electric upright bass.

Best Guitar Parts, a variety of parts for electric guitars and basses.

Bjorn Industries, http://www.bjorn.net, 704/364-1186, hide glue only, many grades, minimum order 5 lbs

Blake-Robson Northumbria Tuning Machines, classical tuning machines, straight edge backplates and Hauser style backplates.

Bold Strummer (The), http://www.boldstrummerltd.com, 800/365-3786, books

Boone Trading Company offer a comprehensive selection of legal raw new and fossil ivory and scrimshaw for collectors and craftspeople.

David Borson Maximum Yield Re-sawing, http://www.borsonresaw.com 707/964-2339, your woods cut precisely to maximize yield

Bow River Specialty Woods is a wholesaler and retailer of curly maple, quilted maple, softwoods and exotic hardwoods.

Bridge City Tool Works, http://www.bridgecitytools.com, 800/253-3332, exquisite hand woodworking tools

Brookstone, http://www.brookstone.com, 866/576-7337, variety of woodworking tools

Bryan England's Custom Inlay, http://www.custominlay.com, (270) 879-0779, fossilized ivory, pearl and accessories

BWC Company is the leading online reseller of hard to find finishing products

Canadian Ivory, http://www.canadianivory.com, 250/573-3130, offers walrus and narwhal ivory for carvers and knife-makers as whole tusks or pieces of varying sizes and shapes

Carvin, http://www.carvin.com, 800/854-2235, electric guitar components, 5/8" dome knobs, pickups, preamps, bridges

Simeon Chambers Tonewood Store, manufacturer of fine tonewood, specifically domestic Engelmann Spruce. They provide luthiers around the world with very high grade wood

Charles G.G Smith & Co., http://www.cggschmidt.com, 800/544-2447 Custom cutting tools

Classic Hardwoods, 360/330-5918, Honduras mahogany and rosewood, Spanish cedar, bigleaf maple, Sitka and Engelmann spruces, western red cedar

Colonial Tonewoods, http://www.colonialtonewoods.com, 757/564-0956, offers some truly stunning old growth Brazilian rosewood, koa, African & Honduran zahogany, ziricote, Ovangkol and other tone woods. Exotic wood is available for guitar sets, bridge blanks, fingerboard blanks and other needs

Constantine's, http://www.constantines.com, 800/443-9667, veneers, kits, hand tools, full line of finishing products including their own brand, Hydrocote, Behlen. Glues including Hot Stuff,™ Excel polyurethane glue, Gorilla, hide, hand tools, full line of finishing products including their own brand, Hydrocote, Behlen. Glues including Hot Stuff,™ Excel polyurethane glue, Gorilla, hide, shell, wood inlay

Cook Woods, http://www.cookwoods.com, specializing in exotic hardwoods of the world.

Countryman Associates, http://www.countryman.com, 800/ 669-1422, condenser microphones only

Craft Supplies Limited, http://www.craft-supplies.co.uk, sound wood - guitar and violin woods and kits

Colorado Case, http://www.coloradocase.com, 800/340-0807, soft cases and covers

Countryman Associates condenser microphones only.

Craftsman Wood Service Co., 800/543-9367, wood, tools, plans

Craft Supplies Limited (Sound Wood) guitar and violin woods and kits.

CT Holden Luthiery and Supplies, Inc. Tools and jigs, located in Bushkill, Pennsylvania.

Custom Pearl Inlay, http://www.custompearlinlay.com, 518/483-7685, inlay materials and tools

Custom Luthier is a one-stop shop for hard-to-find luthier supplies. Custom Luthier offers Pre-cut custom and traditional inlays, CAD/CAM, CNC capabilities, Concept development and design, Prototyping, Full service production, Custom templates, Luthier tools, and Instrument components.

Cyber Woodworking Depot, http://www.toolcenter.com, 888/778-9663, tools

DePaule Supply, http://www.luthiersupply.com, 541/607-8971, shell blanks, pre-cut inlays, ABS plastic binding, inlay design book, pearl nuts & saddles and more, no minimum order

Dick GmbH, http://www.dick-gmbh.de, specialty tools for luthiers

DiMarzio, http://www.dimarzio.com, 800/221-6468, magnetic pickups

Dogal USA, US distributor of Dogal handmade Italian Orchestral strings.

Don Musser, 714/942-4330, Englemann and blue spruces, rosewoods, figured maple
and mahogany

Duke of Pearl, (530) 273-4116, mother-of-pearl, abalone, ablam

Jim Dunlop Manufacturing, USA, http://www.jimdunlop.com, 707/745-2722, fretwire

EMG, http://www.emginc.com, 707/525-9941, also piezo

Elderly Instruments, http://www.elderly.com, 517/372-5155, guitar building tools, guitar hardware, books

Elon Howe, 616/856-4476, red maple, wild black cherry, black willow, sugar maple
tools and supplies

Essential Strings, http://www.essentialstrings.com, is a comprehensive musical instrument resource specializing in fine stringed instruments, their makers, dealers, culture, and study. Contact Lisa at stringser@dynanet.com to get your name and essential information listed in the resource

Exotic Lumber, Inc., http://www.exoticlumberinc.com, 888/262-7338, stocks over 140 varieties of hardwoods softwoods and tonewoods, marine grade timbers, veneers

Exotic Woods Company Inc., http://www.exoticwoods.com, 856/728-5555, ebony, rosewoods, maples, inlays

Fake 58, specialising in reproduction parts for vintage electric guitars.

Fat Frog Emporium, http://www.fatfrogemporium.com, provides back and side sets, fret boards and necks. Grade AAA maple, mahogany, walnut, zebra wood, cherry, birch, bubinga

Ferree's Tools, Inc., http://www.ferrestools.com 616/965-0511, world's largest band instrument repair tool manufacturer

Festool, various woodworking tools

Fishman Transducers
, http://www.fishman.com, 978/988-9199, also magnetic pickups

Fleishman Instruments, http://www.fleishmaninstruments.com, pickups for acoustic guitars and acoustic and electric basses, preamps, systems, also magnetic also piezo

Fossil Ivory King – John Mickelson, http://www.fossilivory.com, fossilized walrus ivory bridge pins and instrument fittings

Lindy Fralin magnetic pickups http://www.fralinpickups.com, 804/358-2699, magnetic pickups
.
Flying Pig Music is a retail music store that carries a wide selection of new and used guitar parts online. They have been in business for over 10 years and ship nationwide.

Gamut Strings, http://www.gamutstrings.com, 888/725-8099, high quality handmade gut strings for a variety of instruments

Garrett Wade Co., Inc., http://www.garrettwade.com, 800/221-2942, quality hand and power tools, full line of finishes and glues including Behlen products (lacquers, shellacs, colors, fillers, tung oil), spray equipment CrystaLac™ water-base finish, Sutherland Wells finishes, Garrett Wade brand wood glues, Hot Stuff™ superglues, and epoxies

Gilmer Wood Company, http://www.gilmerwood.com, 888/667-3979, exotic and domestic hardwoods, cedars, spruce

La Gitana Stringed Instruments Mediterranean cypress, Honduras mahogany, other

Goby Walnut Products, http://www.gobywalnut.com, 541/926-1079, figured claro walnut, English walnut.

C.A. Götz, Jr., http://www.gotzviolins.de, variety of tonewoods

Grafted Coatings, http://www.graftedcoatings.com, 203/888-5373, make waterborne coatings, KTM-4A and KTM-9

Grandpa's Workshop supplier of curly and quilted maple, spruce and cedar for instrument making

Graph Tech Tusq., http://www.graphtech.com, 800/388/7011, man-made ivory for nuts and saddles

Greven Guitar Company (see TurtleWorks also) Tor-Tis synthetic tortoise shell.

Griffin Exotic Wood, we supply ebony, african blackwood, snakewood fretboards, and 65 other types of exotic wood.

Grizzly Imports, Inc. (west), http://www.grizzlyindustrial.com, 570/546-9663, variety of large and small power tools, abrasives, hardware

Guitarwoods, http://www.guitarwoods.com, 877/734-9663, variety of guitar tonewoods

Guitar Parts USA, http://www.guitarpartsusa.com, 806/383-5148, high quality imported guitar parts

Guitarmaker's Connection
kits, hand tools for luthier

Guitarwood, http://www.guitarwood.ca, 800/952-8833, tonewoods, parts, etc.

Gurian Instruments, http://www.gurianinstruments.com, 206/467-7990, veneers, parts, laminates, laser related products, purflings, bindings, custom laminates

HAS Sound guitar wiring and control upgrades.

Hammond Ashley Associates, http://www.hammondashley.com, 206/878-3456, 858/632- 9936, Pacific Northwest maple and spruce

Harbor Freight Tools, http://www.harborfreight.com, 800/247-2567, good source for a myriad of specialty tools

Hawaiian Hardwoods Direct, the premier source for Hawaiian tonewoods. Curly Koa and Curly Mango guitar sets and ukulele sets. They also supply various other luthier, and turning supplies.

HB Steel, Harry Brainum, Jr. Inc. providers of Quality Steel Products, HVAC duct, coils, diamond plate, cold rolled steel, galvanized steel & galvanized sheet metal supplier. Place an order for products online.

Hibdon Hardwood, Inc., http://www.hibdonhardware.com, 314/621-7711, Honduras mahogany, Spanish cedar, various rosewoods

Highlander Musical Audio Products, http://www.highlanderpickups.com, 888/658-1819, custom pickups for guitars and other instruments

Hipshot Products, http://www.hipshotproducts.com, 800/262-5630, multiple tuning bridges, bass extender keys, special tuners

Hi-Tone Guitar Cases, http://www.hi-tone.com, 800/973-6845, guitar cases

Howard Core, http://www.howardcole.com, 610/566-8660, wholesaler of stringed instruments and accessories, and also offer a full line of luthier supplies

Inlay Banding, variety of bandings made from genuine hardwoods

Inlay Product World, http://www.inlays.com, wood inlay, marquetry

Inlay USA, http://www.inlayusa.com, shell, laminates

International Luthiers Supply, http://www.internationalluthiers.com, 918/835-4181, variety of tonewoods, specialty tools for luthiers, shell

International Violin Co., Ltd., http://www.internationalviolin.com, 800/542-3538, variety of tonewoods, specialty tools for luthiers, oil and spirit varnish, Micro-mesh® abrasives, purflings, bow inlay

Italia Leather Straps makes leather straps that fit all guitar and basses.

Ivory, 800/486-7933, legal ivory

J & L Tonewoods, specializing in highly figured maple and cedar for acoustic and electric instruments.

Jacques Morin, 514/768-5770, Honduras rosewood and mahogany, maples, spruce

James Macleod, 250/338-8669, Western red cedar, veneer grade fir, yellow cedar

Jazz Guitar Resources, a comprehensive site for all things jazz guitar: players, builders, lessons, books, etc.

J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars carries a line of guitar building products which include books and DVDs, guitar plans, jig and fixture plans, classical guitar templates and molds, guitar work boards, luthier tools, and guitar wood.

Jeffrey Yong Chin Hoe, http://www.gimguitars.com, Malaysian hardwoods

Jitesh Jain manufacture high quality Violin Parts, Viola Parts, Cello Parts, Double Bass Parts and Accessories for other Stringed instruments like Guitar, and Banjos. They are located in Calcutta, India.

Joe Robson, 607/387-9280, maple

Clarence Jones
, http://www.classicol.com/violin/clarencejones.cfm, the original easy does it sound post setter

Tom Jones, http://www.tvjones.com, custom pickups for guitars and other instruments

K&K Sound Systems, http://www.kksound.com, 800/867-6863, custom transducer systems, all stringed instruments

Karin Rost, http://www.karin-rost.com, German supplier and manufacturer of rosettes, inlay marquetry, purflings, etc.

Karura Cases makes custom carbon fiber guitar flight cases for acoustic guitars

Kata Music manufactures violin, white violin, color violin, electric violin, viola,cello, double bass, bow parts, tools and accessories

Kelachandra Veneer Industries, http://www.kelachandraonline.com, Indian rosewood, ebony veneers

Kenneth Michael Guitars, In addition to complete engineered, user friendly acoustic guitar kits we are suppliers of reasonably priced high quality Tools, Fixtures, Materials and hardware for Professional as well as amateur Guitar Builders and Luthiers.

Kingham MTM Case Co., http://www.kinghammtm.com , high quality, made to measure cases for all musical instruments

Klingspor's Sanding, http://www.wordworkingshop.com, 800/228-0000, abrasives and sanding devices

Kremer Pigments, Inc., http://www.kremer-pigmente.de, 212/219-2394, artists’ supply (+ wood finishing): pigments, shellacs, resins, oils, varnishes, hide glues, books

Laboratorio Di Liuteria Antica, http://www.liuteria-antica.com/tonewood, (Belgium) Italian spruce, Bosnian Maple

Larry Kass Music Products, 415/879-0982, rosewood, ebony

Leichtung Workshop, 800/321-6840, imported and domestic tools and workbenches

Leonard Musical Instruments, http://www.halleonard.com, variety of products for musical instrument construction and decoration

Liberon/Star Wood Finish Supply, http://www.finishsupply.com, 800/245-5611, full line of wood finishing products and glues including brushes, shellac, lacquer, varnishes, dyes; Hot Stuff,™ epoxy, and hide glues

Little Screw Company, http://www.littlescrew.com, 806/383-5148, small screws, guitar parts

Livane Tonewoods, Ltd., http://www.tonewood.netfirms.com, located in Turkey, supplier of tonewoods, especially spruce tops for all kinds of musical instruments

Loud Lumber, Honduran mahogany, and curly maple, also able to provide many other species, and types of cuts to facilitate a wide range of stringed instruments.

Luthier's Friend. A precision sanding station from Ken Picou the maker of the Robo-Sander™.

LSR Tuners by Intertune, http://www.members.aol.com/.intertune/LSR.tuners, 415/771- 6426, lightweight, gearless tuners with 40:1 ratio; for electric guitars and other instruments; not recommended for typical steel string acoustic guitar string tensions

Luthiers Mercantile Int., Inc., http://www.lmii.com, 800/477-4437, variety of tonewoods, tools, hardware, supplies, full line of finishing products and glues and lots of instruction to go with them. Includes oil, shellac, LMI brand water-base finish, nitrocellulose, fillers, dyes, sandpaper, Micro-mesh,® polishes; full line of epoxies and superglues, hide glue, and instrument makers' polyvinyl glue, shell, laminates, rosettes.

Luthier Suppliers, specialize in Birch Ply radius dishes, custom guitar jigs, and Binder Router bit sets.

Luthier Supplies, http://www.luthiersupplies.com, 518/842-5344, tonewood and a variety of luthier supplies

Luthimate sells lutherie tools, guitar parts and wood. Located in Michery, France

MacBeath Hardwood, http://www.macbeath.com, 800/479-9907, veneers, hardwoods

Madinter Trade, http://www.madinter.com, suppliers of wood and accessories for guitar making, located in Spain

Magister Varnish Products, products of historical origin for musical instrument coatings (mainly bowed stringed)

Mammoth Ivory, 800/819-6173, fossil ivory – mastadon and walrus

Dave Maize, http://www.maizeguitars.com, 541/592-6217, redwood, Port Orford Cedar, Figured walnut, myrtle, and other native and exotic species; specializing in fine reclaimed and salvaged tonewoods

Mark Leaf Case Co, 800/324-8044, high quality cases for classical guitar

Marksman Design, extensive inventory of very high quality figured maple billets and boards for sale. These include western quilted, and northern curly and birdseye. Also figured claro and English walnut.

C.F. Martin Telesales, http://www.martinguitar.com, 610/ 759-2837, kits, pearl, purflings, veneers

McMaster-Carr, http://www.mcmaster.com, 404/346-7000, nuts/bolts, latex rubber, files

MercaSystems.com: Music Instruments and Parts Online shopping for music instruments and Luthier supplies, guitar parts, bass parts, amp and effects parts and more

Metropolitan Music Co., http://www.metmusic.com, European spruce and maple, Adirondack maple, specialty tools for luthiers

MCR Tonewoods, 410/239-4765, curly and quilted maple, walnut burl

MCM Electronics, http://www.mcmelectronics.com, 800/543-4330, comprehensive

Milligan and Higgins, http://www.milligan1868.com, 518/762-4638. the only hide glue manufacturer in North America. Sells in 50-lb. minimum quantities. Jay Utzig (ext. 18) is head of technical matters and will be glad to help you, including helping you find a source for fewer than 50 lbs. The really high-quality clear stuff is called 192-gram Technical Gel

John Mickelson "fossil" ivory for bridge pins, end pins, strap buttons, tuner buttons

Micro-Surface Finishing Prod. Inc., http://www.micro-surface.com, 800/225-3006, manufacturers of Micro-mesh®, a long-lasting cushioned abrasive

Mirco Mark, http://www.micromark.com, 800/225-1066, variety of small hand and power tools

Monster Guitar Shop offers custom made necks, bodies, guitars, supplies and inlay services. They specialize in bulk OEM orders

MOP Supplies, http://www.mopsupplies.com, has a variety of shell inlay material i.e.; Paua,

Mother of Pearl, abalone and many more in the form of blanks, veneers, dots, strips

Moses, Inc., http://www.mosesgraphite.com, 542/484-6068, graphite necks, reinforcement stock

Mouser Electronics, http://www.mouser.com, 800/346-6873, comprehensive

MSC Industrial Supply Co., http://www.mscdirect.com, 800/645-7270, comprehensive, largely industrial tools and accessories

Mucho Fino Violins stock the largest variety of Violin fittings and accessories

MUSAFIA North America, http://www.musafianorthamerica.com, 206/281-1718m, Italian spruce, Yugoslavian maple

Musicmaker's Kits, http://www.musikit.com, 800/432-5487, variety of kits, wood bindings, rosettes

Neutrik USA, Inc., http://www.neutrikusa.com, 800/263-9275, cables, connectors, jacks

Newark Electronics, http://www.newark.com, 800/263-9275, comprehensive

New World Spruce Co., 602/896-9070

North Bay Forge, hand forged wood carving tools since 1987 - straight knives, bent knives, drawknives, adzes.

Northern Tonewood Company, http://www.hvgb.net/~tonewood, 709/896-3086, variety of tonewoods in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Northridge Hardwoods, http://www.northridgehardwoods.com, 360/988-0313, figured maple

Northwest Timber, http://www.nwtimber.com, 541/327-1000, figured maple, walnut, myrtle

Norton Customs, stock & custom upright basses, accessories and service

Notable Woods, http://www.notablewoods.com, 306/468-4294, koa, walnut, bigleaf maple Sitka spruce

Old Standard Wood, 573/642-8900, red spruce, Sitka spruce, red maple, bigleaf maple

Old World Tonewood Co., supplies Carpathian Spruce (Picea abies) and European "Sycamore" Maple (Acer pseudoplantanus) tonewood

Orcas Island Tonewoods, http://www.rockisland.com/~tonewoods, 360/376-2747, spruces, cedars, maples, others

Outdoor Craftsman Supply, Project Plans, Books, Tools and Hardware

Oyster River Tone Woods, http://www.luthierwoods.com, 888/871-7111, Engelmann and Pacific Rim Tonewoods, Inc., 206/826-6041, spruce

Pacific Select Wood, Inc., 206/577-8050, spruce, quilted maple, yew, myrtlwood, Port Orford cedar, Alaskan yellow cedar

Pangea Ltd. We supply a range of tree resins, balsams and natural juniper products

Pearl Works (The) – W. Gillott and Son, http://www.motherofpearlsheffield.sagenet.co.uk, mother of pearl

Pearl Works, Ltd., 301/884-2627, mother-of-pearl, abalone

PedalSteelGuitar.NET
by Dick Meis offers instructional books, CDs, videos, DVDs and accessories for all steel guitarists. Starter steels, free classifieds, toll free number

Pegasus Guitars & Ukuleles, http://www.pegasusguitars.com, 808/966-6323, curly koa bindings

Pentacle India manufacturer of and specialized in violin, viola, cello and bass fittings and accessories

Pete's Music Center, http://www.petesmusic.net, 800/916-MUSIC, Iboney nut and saddle materials

Peterson Tuners, http://www.petersontuners.com, 708/388-3311, virtual and real strobe tuners

Phil Groff Woods, 415/359-0434

PianoLac, http://www.pianolac.com, 845/855-0996, is a waterborne wood coating designed for the piano and musical instrument finishing industries. Its ease of application, outstanding beauty, and durability make it the coating of choice for acoustic and electric guitars

Pilgrims Projects sell luthier tools, instrument plans, bindings, finger planes, bending irons, Seymour Duncan and Fishman pickups, books, fretwire, supplies, etc.

Pioneer Valley Luthier Supply, http://www.pioneervalleyluthier.com, 877/253-4837, variety of supplies and tools for bow makers, repairers and restorers
makers of musical instruments

Price Fiberglass Cases, protective cases for dreadnought guitar, banjo and mandolin.
Premo Tonewoods, 406/542-2012, maple, Engelmann spruce, pernambuco for violin - family

ProSono Timbers, http://www.prosono.co.za/english is a family business based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They search, select and process precious timbers for the makers of musical instruments

Q-tuner, http://www.q-tuner.com, manufacture high-tech neodymium powered pickups for guitar and bass

Quayanna Spruce Company, http://www.quayanna-spruce.com, 907/487-9775, spruce

RMC Pickup Co. (McClish), http://www.rmcpickup.com, 510/845-9103, Piezo pickups and condensor mics

Randle Woods, http://www.randlewoods.com, 360/497-2071, figured bigleaf maple, Sitka spruce

RC Tonewood and Sons carry a wide variety of tonewood. Located in Kenmore, New York

Redwood Salvage Sales, instrument quality redwood for luthiers. Exotic grains due to being sunk in Deep River for over 100 years

The Rescue Pearl Company, http://www.rescuepearl.com, 530/676-2770, pearl, abalone, pickguards, no minimum

Rio Grande Pickups, http://www.riograndepickups.com, 713/957-0470, magnetic pickups, inlay materials

Rivolta Snc., http://www.riwoods.com/home-asp, located in Italy and has been working wood for a century dealing in various species of tonewoods. Nice site, take a look for yourself

RMC Pickup Co. (McClish) Piezo pickups and condensor mics

Rockler Woodworker's Store, http://www.rockler.com, 800/279-4441, hardware, carving tools

Rodgers Tuning Machines, http://www.homepage.ntlworld.com/r.rogers/RTM, quality tuners for classic and steel string guitars

J.M. Rolph Pickups, http://www.cinternet.net/~rewinder, 859/781-9334, new "vintage," rewinds/repairs

Sandy Pond Hardwoods, http://www.figuredhardwoods.com, 800/546-WOOD, figured hardwoods

Segovia is a Romanian supply company that supplies European spruce and flamed maple tonewood.

Select Tonewoods, http://www.selecttonewoods.com, 402/435-1632, online inventory; rosewoods, quilted mahogany.

Seymour Duncan, http://www.seymourduncan.com, 805/964-9610, magnetic pickups

Shagun Overseas, http://www.shagunovs.com, manufacturer of violin, viola, cello, and bass spare parts. Our range of product includes fingerboards, pegs, tailpiece, chin- rest, nut–saddle, mute, endpin etc.

Michael Sheibley, sale, repair and restoration of violins, basses, cellos; sale of tonewood, violin making parts and tools, bows, and more

Shopsmith, Inc., http://www.shopsmith.com, 800/543-7586, combination power tools

Daniel Smith, http://www.danielsmith.com, comprehensive, almost 200-page catalog of artists' materials ($5 for catalog which is refunded with first order). In among the canvas and papers are some choice goods for instrument makers: brushes, oils, varnishes, airbrushes

Bob Smith Industries
, http://www.bsjadhesives.com, 805/466-1717, full line of epoxies and superglues. Sold direct in large quantities or retail through hobby stores. Call for locations in your area

Radharam Sohanlal, http://www.musicalparts.com, manufacturer/exporters of accessories for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, baroque lutes, archlutes, theorboes and baroque guitars

SpecialtyTuners.com A Gilbert tuning machine supplier

Specialty Violin Making Products, http://www.specialtyviolin.com, 877/777-7747, European maple and spruce

Aubrey Spurlock builds and supplies materials for Piezo pickups

SRK Overseas Private Limited, http://www.srkoverseas.com, Producers, exporters & wholesale suppliers of accessories made of Ebony, Rosewood & Boxwood for Violin family instruments.

The St. James Bay Tool Co., http://www.stjamesbaytoolco.com, 800/574-2589, planes for luthiers

Larry Stamm Douglas fir, red cedar, Engelmann, flamed white birch for guitar, mando, violin

Les Stansell Guitars, http://www.stansellguitars.com, 541/247-9121, Oregon myrtlewood, Port Orford white cedar

Stewart-MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply, http://www.stewmac.com, 800/848-2273, variety of tonewoods, tools for luthiers, hardware, supplies, full line of finishing, gluing, and related products: Hot Stuff,™ hide glue, epoxies, spraying apparatus, Behlen products, shellac, lacquer, tints, CrystaLac™ water-base finish, rubout products, Finesse abrasives. Good selection of books and videos on finishing, shell, laminates, rosettes

String Emporium, sells upright basses plus all kinds of bows, covers, travel cases and strings

StoneWood Precision Limited, http://www.stonewood-precision.com, CNC manufacturing company, in North Wales, providing custom guitars, guitar parts and accessories, other services include routing, joinery and engraving. Can machine wood to your specs

Sunrise Pickup Systems, http://www.sunrisepickups.com, 818/785-3428, magnetic pickups

S.V.S. Tonewoods, http://www.tonewood.sk, violin European flamed maple, spruce and supplies, (open 4PM - 8PM)

Small Wonder Music, http://www.smallwondermusic.co.uk, shell supplies

Southwest Strings, http://www.swstrings.com, 800/528-3470, orchestral stringed instrument products, sheet music, repair parts and tools

Spruce Tonewoods, http://www.sprucetonewood.com, 250/615-1234

Stein and Collett, 208/634-5374, Engelmann and Sitka spruces, bigleaf maple

Stephen C. Roberson, 757/564-0956, figured hardwoods

Stringworks, http://www.stringworks.com/index.php, 888/624-6114, family owned and operated business dedicated to making quality, affordable cellos, violas, and violins.

Sundance Tonewoods, 619/726-0650

Swanks Shell Inlay, 301/843-2192, mother-of-pearl, abalone, custom work

Tashiro's, http://www.tashirohardware.com, 206/328-7641, Japanese hand tools

Tasmanian Salvaged Resurrection Timbers Pty Ltd.  suppliers of high quality salvaged Tasmanian forest timber to woodturners & craftsmen world-wide.  Located in Tasmania, Australia

Ted David, 423/458-5493, red spruce

Ten-Co (formerly Samex), 800/952-8833, red and white spruced, figured maple

Terrco, Inc., http://www.terrco.com, 605/882-3888, carving machines for archtops and necks

The Tonewood People, 604/984-8338

Tonewood AG, European spruce

Tonetech Ltd., UK supplier of materials to guitar and other stringed instrument makers.

Toneweood Kölbl GmbH, European spruce for guitars, violins, cellos, double bass and so on. Located in Aigen, Austria

Timberwood Industries, tmbrwood@aol.com, 914/533-2020, tonewoods, books

Timbre Tonewood Ltd., http://www.timbretone.com/newsite, 250/248-5939, Sitka, Engelmann, red cedar

Timeless Instruments, http://www.timelessinstruments.com, 888/884-2753, variety of tonewoods, lutherie tools and hardware

Tom Peterson, 707/938-3736, tonewoods for all stringed instruments, kerfing and binding

Tonewood-International, http://www.tonewood-intenational.com, Bosnian maple

Tool Shop, 800/845-9356, specialty tools for the craft

Tool Crib of the North, http://www.toolcrib.com, power tools, small and large

Tools on Sale, 800/328-1457, tools

Touchstone Tonewoods, http://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk, tools

Trend-lines, Inc., http://www.trend-lines.com, 800/767-9999, carving machines

Tropical American Tree Farms, http://www.tropicalhardwoods.com, 800/788-4918 Tonewood AG, http://www.tonewood.ch, European spruce

Trilogy Tonewoods, http://www.trilogyguitars.com, variety of tonewoods

Ukulele Supply of Hawaii, ukulele kits, supplies and parts, wood sets in koa, mahogany, and other Hawaiian Woods.

Universal Hardwood Imports, 916/791-6031, East Indian rosewood and ebony Ukulele Supply of Hawaii, http://www.ukulelesupply.com, 808/625-7188, ukulele kits, supplies and parts, wood sets in koa, mahogany, and other Hawaiian woods

Ultra Speed Products, Inc., http://www.turbocarver.com, 800/373-0707, electric carving tool

Upton Basses, http://www.uptonbass.com, 860/536-7555 is dedicated to the double bass. Various double basses, accessories and services

USA Custom Guitars, http://www.usacustomguitars.com, 253/572-4400, component for electrics including necks, bodies, finishes and wood

UV III Systems supplier of an economical high speed uv drying equipment

Viki Exports (Pvt.) Ltd. are a manufacturer and exporter of spare parts & accessories and metal fittings for - violin, viola, cello and double bass. They are located in Calcutta, India.

Victor Machinery Exchange Inc., industrial supplier specializing in machine shop supplies, metal-cutting tools, and precision measuring instruments.

Vikwood, http://www.vikwood.com, ebony, rosewoods, spruce, cedar, mahogany, boganga

Violins of Great Falls (VOGF) variety of lutherie supplies. Located in Great Falls, Montana

The Violin Man, http://www.theviolinman.co.uk -
Online violin, viola and cello resource and community

ViolinsOnly.com, ultimate source of information for everything related to violins

Vitali Import Company , http://www.vitaliimport.com, 800/325-8154, tonewoods, lutherie supplies, European spruce and maple

Volcano Guitar Works, 808/967-7650, figured koa acoustic guitar sets

Warmoth, http://www.warmoth.com, 253/848-0403, components for electrics including woods, hardware, pickguard material, several brands of pickups

WD Music Products, http://www.wdmusicproducts.com, 239/337-7575, electronics (several brands of pickups), pickguards, knobs, tuners

West Wind Hardwood Inc., http://www.westwindhardward.com, 800/667-2275, hardwoods, softwoods, specialty plywood and veneers

Whimsmith, makers of custom truss rod covers using precious metals and various other materials, such as, shell, ivory, wood and precious stones

Wood Carvers Supply, Inc., http://www.woodcarversupply.com, 800/284-6229, chisels, knives, small woodworking tools

Woodcraft, http://www.woodcraft.com, 800/225-1153, woodworking tools and supplies

Woodcraft Supply, http://www.shop.woodcraft.com, 800/535-4482, variety of quality hand tools, woodworking supplies, and hardware (many U.S. retail locations)

Wood Finish Supply full line of wood finishing products and glues including brushes, shellac, lacquer, varnishes, dyes; Hot Stuff,™ epoxy, and hide glues.

Wood Finishing Enterprises, http://www.woodfinishingenterprises.com, 414/774-1724, traditional wood finishing materials, shellacs, varnishes, gums and resins

Woodhaven, http://www.woodhaven.com 800/344-6657, uncommon woodworking tools, jigs for power tools, router plates and bits, layout tools

Woodland Musical Wood & Instruments GmbH, http://www.ihb.de/en, (Germany) German, Engelmann and Sitka spruce, European flamed maple, rosewoods, ebony, mahogany, koa

Woodsound Studio German spruce, European flamed maple, rosewood, ebony, mahogany, koa, custom rosettes.

The Wood Well, http://www.thewoodwell.com, 877/440-2643, variety of tonewoods, veneers

Woodworker's Store, http://www.rockler.com, 800/279-4441, hardware, carving tools

Woodworker's Supply, http://www.woodworker.com, 800/645-9292, a great number of tools that are useful for luthiers

Wood Marine, 907/755-2278, Sitka spruce, yellow cedar

WOODWEB, http://www.woodweb.com, woodworking industry info. center

World Timber Company, 215/253-2360, maple

Yamahiko, http://www.yamahiko.com, double bass pickup supplier located in Japan

Jeffrey Yong Chin Hoe Malaysian hardwoods