Media & Societies
I have provided informative links to obtain an overview of modern day and historical stringed instruments. I will be updating these links occasionally as I add to my links database.
I have compiled a collection of construction tutorials for as many stringed instruments as possible. There are categorized links to instrument manufacturers, luthiers, lutherie suppliers and industry media.
With the world's dwindling supply of old-growth forests threatening the availability of fine tonewood for this industry, I find the practise of beachcombing and sunken log retrieval to be far less invasive to the environment than the culling of the old-growth forests. I have provided links to tonewood suppliers who are sensitive to these environmental concerns, and to sites for general wood properties and conservation applications.
Is there a favorite website of yours I've missed; do you have a gallery-worthy instrument you would like displayed? Please email me and I will include it in this weblink site. Add me to your favorites file for everything stringed. Thanks for hitting on me!