Seven Vermont Luthiers Who Push the Boundaries of Instrument Making
Pop quiz: Where was the first school for guitar building in North America? If you answered “South Strafford, Vt.,” you’re either a huge guitar nerd or you were probably a student of pioneering luthier Charles Fox — maybe both. In 1973, Fox opened the Earthworks School of Lutherie, which became the School of the Guitar Research & Design Center, in the tiny Orange County village where he taught an entire generation (or two) of aspiring guitar makers.
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