Florida's Handmade Instrument Makers
We’re currently working on planning the 2022 festival. Take a look at some of the luthiers participating in previous festivals.
At the luthier's exhibit located inside the museum, you can meet some of the state's makers of handcrafted stringed instruments. They use both raw materials and commercially available supplies to construct one-of-a-kind guitars, banjos, dulcimers and other musical instruments.
- John Catches, Catches Guitars: handcrafted wood/acoustic stringed musical instruments; gourd banjos, open back banjos, acoustic guitars.
- Gary Hopkins, Hopkins Guitars: handcrafted acoustical guitars and mountain dulcimers.
- Charles Willer, Willer Custom Instruments: handmade guitars, mandolins and ukuleles.