A “luthier” is anyone who builds or repairs stringed instruments. It comes from the word “lute.”

Gary describes the beginnings of his luthiery.

I’m Gary Long. I’m the luthier and owner at Valley Luthiery. I’ve just started down this luthiery path. Um. It’s been just over a year since I got out of school. So I’ve been doing some repairs and just starting now to build.

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