The LINT concept was formulated in a small pub in Tacoma, WA as several builders from North Texas were sedating themselves after a long arduous day at the Guild of American Luthiers (GAL) convention in 1998. LINT held its first meeting, in November of 1998 and we have been going ever since.
LINT’s goals are:
To promote and advance the state of the art of stringed instrument making and repair in North Texas
To provide an environment conducive to the sharing of ideas and “trade secrets” which promotes the position that there is more than one way of doing something “right”
To furnish opportunities for continuing education in all aspects of luthiery
To provide a forum for constructive and supportive critiques of member’s work
- To create an environment that increases the “knowledge network” of its members, so that questions that arise may have answers within reach
- To create a social, beneficial, and supportive environment for North Texas luthiers
One of the great advantages of becoming a LINT Member is to attend the yearly Master Classes conducted by some of the world's best luthiers. Check out our Hall of Fame page for information on the luthiers we have hosted in the past.
If you would like to commission or purchase an instrument or visit one of our members' shops go to the member's page for contact information.