Paul Hostetter, luthier
all the other instruments
colleagues and allies
bowed instrument care
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Lutherie, restoration and appraisals
All string instruments
Advice and opinion
I devote perhaps 90% of my time to working in the world of bowed instruments, with the rest of my shop effort allotted to fretted instruments and a few others, like harps and so forth. There are a few instruments I do not work on, such as harpsichords, bandoneons, winds, and midi electric guitars.
I have been a professional luthier since 1963. After fifty years, the workload from my established clientèle is fairly brimming. Nonetheless, I still manage to squeeze in interesting projects here and there. If I can’t fit them in, I can and will happily recommend one or another of my esteemed colleagues.
I work out of a small shop next
the coastal hills of central California. I work only
by appointment. I
make a few instruments from time to time, but alas,
the exigencies of
repair work leave little time for it. This is why I am
gradually shutting down my repair business: I want to
make some instruments!
In any case, if you have any instrument-related question, by all means, please get in touch.
I have a page of links to all sorts of things. This means repair tips, advice, links to other resources, and details about my work specialties both with bowed instruments and non-bowed instruments. Lots of stuff, including pages that are only linked to other pages—not in any main menu. To get there, click here.
As time allows, there will be
music I play or
am somehow involved with. Instruments are nice
alright, but after
music is what's really important.
(Perhaps this is me; I often feel like this)
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