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J. Rieck Lutherie

J. Rieck Lutherie

Seeing lutherie as a beautiful crossroad of music and visual art, I began studying the craft in 2002 at Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical in Red Wing, MN. The years since have been occupied by building and repairing fretted and violin family instruments alongside the study of music and musical instruments, both formally at the University of South Dakota and the National Music Museum and informally by playing in bands and attending workshops and shows.

As a lifelong musician, I know what it is like to connect with and be inspired by an instrument. That unmistakable feeling of uninhibited expression and potential. My goal is to provide that connection by building finely crafted and highly responsive instruments tailored to your specific needs. My work is inspired by modern designs while being informed by thousands of repairs and the study of great makers of the past.

Located: Sioux Falls, South Dakota USA

Professionally Selling: Since 2004

Professional Organizations: Guild of American Luthiers , NAMM

Studied With: Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical - aka Red Wing

Instrument Types: Steel String Acoustic , Ukulele , Electric Guitar , Mandolin

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