A Visit to the Luthier Shop of James Condino
What does a luthier like to do on his day off? A visit to other luthiers is always a fun thing to do.
Though we live pretty close to him as the crow flies, we had never met renowned luthier James Condino until recently. Our first connection actually happened many miles from home when we all attended the 2014 Guild of American Luthiers (GAL) Conference in Tacoma Washington in July. Jay and James were both presenting workshops. That meeting prompted us to look James up and to go by his shop for a visit.
It is always inspiring to see what other folks have on their workbenches, what interesting projects they have underway, how they have their shops set up, etc. James graciously took time to visit with us and to talk shop.
A bit about James … from the GAL Presenter Profile –
Mandolin Magazine columnist, Fine Woodworking author, regular AL contributor, and a GAL member for a total of fourteen years, James Condino has been building instruments for over thirty years. He’s also a serious outdoorsman who guides whitewater expeditions and takes fine guitars and mandolins to volcanic summits. (Check out his serious Field Testing)
Photos from his shop …
Beautiful craftsmanship and a great visit!