steven popkes - musical instruments

I've built one mandolin and part of a dulcimer. I'm not happy with either. Hopefully, I'll be doing other such things in the future.

Here are some interesting links. 

General and Vendor Links 

Frets.com links page

Build Your Guitar links

MIMF

Stew-Mac

Allied Lutherie

LMI

Kathy Matsushita, Amateur Luthier Genius 

Crane Plan Site

Janet Davis Music

Elderly Music -- where I bought my lute

International Violin Company 

Acoustic Box: Stringed Instrument Repair

Stephen Howard

Luthier's Cool Tools


Associated Tool and Instrument Technique Links

MIMForum, Links 1

MIMForum, Links 2

MIMForum, Selected Files

Old Wood-Working Machines


Instrument Building Instruction

Thomas Knatt

 

Various Plans

$5 Clarinet

Plastic Sax

Rudy's Musical Instrument Construction Sketchbook

Vintage Projects

Dennis Havlena's Homemade Instruments

Kitguy's Musical Instrument Catalog

Mottola Lutherie Information Website

42 Explore: Musical Instruments

Building a Hurdy-gurdy

Eric Reiswig: Pipes and Whistles

 

Makers and Other Associations

S. California Violin Maker's Association

Galpin Society


Instrument Kit Links

Early Music Shop Instrument Kits

Music Maker's Kits


Banjo

Build a Bluegrass 5-String

Song of the Great Lakes Woodworking Studio: Banjo

 

Cornemuse

CPVC Cornemuse (pdf)

 

Flutes and Flute-Like Instruments

Re-Creating the Jorvik Panpipes

Making Pan Flutes

Japanese Flutes (pdf)

Making a PVC Quena

Making Simple Flutes

DIY Flutes

Musical Bamboo Flute

Blowers

PVC Flutes

More PVC Flutes


Didjeridu

PVC Didjeridu


Violin

Robert Zuger

Hans Johannsson


Rebec

The Rebec Project


Percussion

DIY Taiko

DIY Shekere

DIY Bodhran

DIY Surdo

Mudcat Cafe: Make Your Own Instruments

Bash the Trash

Claves

Building a Cajon

Soundlabs Cajons

 

Guitar

Project Guitar 

The Guitarsmith

Hoffman Guitars

Neil Ostberg

Stephen Godbe

Guitar Specialist: Martin Factory Tour

Weissenborn Guitar



Banjo

Cookietin Banjo


Mandolin

Mandozine 

Mandozine

Bouzouki

Mandola

Octave Mandola

Building a Mandolin