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ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF VIOLIN AND BOW MAKERS
167 Cabrillo Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
AMERICAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SOCIETY
The Guild Associates, Inc.
389 Main Street, Ste. 202
Malden, MA 02148
ASSOCIATION OF STRINGED INSTRUMENT ARTISANS (ASIA)
PO Box 745
Luray, VA 22835
CATGUT ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY
55 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
FELLOWSHIP OF MAKERS AND RESTORERS of Historical Instruments (FOMRHI)
Hon. Sec. J. Montague
c/o Faculty of Music
St. Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB, England
FRETTED INSTRUMENT GUILD OF AMERICA (FIGA)
PO Box 2065 (membership)
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Maggie Kilbey, Administrator
37 Townsend Drive,
ST ALBANS AL3 5RF,
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
GUILD OF AMERICAN LUTHIERS (GAL)
8222 South Park Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98408
GUITAR FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
P.O. Box 2270
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
LUTE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
255 W. 98th St., #5C
New York, NY 10025
VIOLIN SOCIETY OF AMERICA (VSA)
1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 305
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 12601
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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, 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
Toneteck Lutherie Supplies, 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, email@example.com, 914/533-2020, tonewoods, books
Timbre Tonewood Ltd., http://www.timbretone.com/, 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
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, www.woodland-gmbh.de/, (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, https://www.yamahiko.info/en/, double bass pickup supplier located in Japan
Jeffrey Yong Chin Hoe Malaysian hardwoods