Personal Luthier is opperated by Nathan Richardson, luthier. Nathan has been active in the the field of guitar building and repair since 2006. He has worked with University students and faculty, public school music directors, nonprofits, and guitarists from a variety of backgrounds and genres. He has also given workshops on lutherie topics and published Learning to Speak Guitar: A Luthier's Thesaurus .
Personal Luthier provides full service guitar care, including repair services with the option for on-site or delivery service in southern and Midcoast Maine. If you’re further away, we can guide you through servicing your guitar or help you find another way to connect with us, including guiding you in shipping your guitar to us.
We also offer one-on-one and remote guitar consulting. We’re here to be your own guitar expert whose focus is ensuring that you can enjoy whatever it is you love the most about the guitar.
Personal Luthier began as an extension of Learning to Speak Guitar: A Luthier’s Thesaurus, the only book surveying the experiences of owning, playing, repairing, and building guitars. Together, Personal Luthier and Learning to Speak Guitar also clarify complex topics, offer repair schedules and pricing guidance, support new guitar materials, and build a common language around the guitar to create more harmonious experiences for everyone.