About LINT

Luthiers Interactive of North Texas - LINT.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

Master's Classes

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.

Contact LINT 

If you have suggestions or comments on this web site, or you would like to supply content for the site, e-mail the  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.


Website Access

When a member logs in to the LINT website they may have special priviledges including the ability to submit articles for publication on the website.  If you want to be able to submit content for the website or to maintain a member page on the website, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a login for the site.  Only members whose dues are up-to-date will be able to log in as a member.