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Building an instrument is not necessarily about  fine woodworking or construction techniques and plans,  but is primarily about creating an object to make music with.   The object is to build a meaningful, superbly functional, and aesthetically pleasing instrument... something that will inspire you.  

I am a musician first and luthier second, and that greatly affects my approach to building.  Foremost in my mind is the sound I want the instrument to achieve.  All other facets,  though important, are secondary.  I take great pride in the fit and finish of every instrument I make, but if the sound is lacking... what's the point.  

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