Your guitar questions, answered.
Personal Luthier is one-on-one, remote consulting for your fretted instrument needs.
This service is an extension of Learning to Speak Guitar: A Luthier’s Thesaurus, the only book that builds better guitar experiences by improving communication. Follow the button below to learn more about our services and to schedule your free initial consultation.
If you’re looking for more than professional insights and guidance, Personal Luthier can help.
In-Home Repair Services
Sometimes, guitars need in-person service. Many clients living in (or visiting) southern or Midcoast Maine can schedule Personal Luthier in-home instrument service using our booking form. Clients in other areas of New England should also use our booking form to inquire about service availability. Clients residing further away can locate a verified servicer in their area through our Affiliate Referral Program. Note: in-home services are suspended as of December 1, 2021 due to COVID–19. Please contact us for information on future booking options.
Affiliate Referral Program
Personal Luthier seeks partnerships with passionate builders, technicians, and retailers.
Guitar service providers can contact Personal Luthier using this form to inquire about the benefits our Affiliate Referral Program along with its requirements and pricing. Learn more here.
Guitar Fitting Services
For clients considering the purchase of a new or used instrument, Personal Luthier offers fit and function guidance with our proprietary methods built on technical measurements. Use our booking form to learn more.
Learning to Speak Guitar:
A Luthier’s Thesaurus
The guitar experience guide offering insights and fresh perspectives for all guitar-lovers.
“Learning To Speak Guitar is an impressive presentation of form and function of our beloved guitar. Analogies are plentiful, and offer familiar references to the non-musician and non-luthier who otherwise may be completely in the dark.”
—Bob Benedetto, Founder of Benedetto Guitars.
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