The first luthier traveling exhibit was presented at the Earl Scruggs Center on Friday, June 27th. The exhibit featured Chris Testerman who gave demonstrations of his craft and spoke with guests, in the Great Hall. For those who are not knowledgeable as to what a luthier is, let us explain. A luthier is someone who makes or repairs the strings on instruments such as the violin or guitar. This unique craft is usually divided into two categories: makers of stringed instruments that are plucked or strummed and makers of stringed instruments that are bowed.
Chris Testerman, (left) is explaining his craft to a fellow luthier Warren Yates of Hickory, NC (right) at the Earl Scruggs Center’s special.