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One that makes or repairs stringed instruments, such as violins.

[French, from luth, lute, from Old French lut; see lute1.]
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1. (Professions) a lute-maker
2. (Instruments) a lute-maker
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(ˈlu ti ər)

a maker of stringed instruments, as violins.
[1875–80; < French, =luth lute1 + -ier -ier2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luthier - a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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Making the scroll at the top of the neck of a violin is the most laborious part of the process and can take an expert luthier three whole days.
Such a system of tutelage remains in place today: implicit in the idea of "master classes" and explicit in the trade of the luthier. This is a generic term for those who make and repair bowed stringed instruments, and the enterprise feels nearly medieval in its hierarchy of apprentice, journeyman laborer, master craftsman.
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George is a world famous master luthier (guitar maker), whose acoustic guitars have been used by some of the world's most famous artists, including Ed Sheeran.
Luthier Salvador Meza makes a replica of the guitar in animated film "Coco" in his workshop in Paracho, Mexico.
Aside from the citation, Aguilar got a P25,000 cash prize and a Valerio guitar from an Indonesian luthier.
Woodinville, WA, December 19, 2014 --( A new musical instrument company Ukelation, founded by technologist and luthier Monty Ross in Woodinville, WA has a new product.
Coincident with this decision was the arrival of a radical new instrument designed, built and patented by luthier Gary Hearn.
Sakr may be a legendary luthier in the city's music scene but he is a family man first and foremost.
In 2004, when he already was in the process of building his luthier shop, he enrolled in school in Portland.