The goal of this blog is simply to make the best amateur or hobbyist luthier’s blog available. The intention I had in creating this was not to simply create a blog, but to create something more akin to an “Amateur Luthiers Online Magazine”, because while there are a number of great online communities, there are limited articles that explore interesting topics in Lutherie – even among professional luthiers, sources for interesting articles pertaining to guitar building are pretty much singly limited to the Guild of American Lutherie (GAL) magazines and publications.
About the Author
Many blogs seem to come across as a “me-fest” – this is not the intention here. I’d like this blog to focus on interesting articles, tips, tricks, techniques, builds, reviews, etc. as much as possible. I will post some of my own personal endeavors, but I’d much rather learn while helping others to learn. Although I don’t like talking about myself too much, for the purpose of the ‘about’ page, here is a little about myself: I am Anthony Murkar, and I am currently a student of Psychology in Ontario, Canada. I work as a research assistant in a Sleep Research lab at a Canadian university where I spend most of my time working on various research projects. I have built (as of the time I wrote this page) 6-7 completed guitars and have three in progress – all electrics so far. My ultimate goal is to build classical guitars, but I would also love to design 3D models to produce a small production run of the solid body electric I designed, the Newman ‘J-11’, using CNC. My other passion is Photography (but I ended up selling most of my equipment in order to fund my efforts at guitar building!).