The Luthier’s Blog

Welcome to the Lehmann Guitars blog! I'm Matt (alias: The Maestro) and this blog is a collaboration between me and Bernie Lehmann, guitar maker extraordinaire. Master luthier Bernie Lehmann has been building stringed instruments based on reliable and true models since 1971. I'm lucky enough to know one of the world's greatest guitar makers and this blog is my attempt to share some of his unique craft with you.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal!

Bernie is going to a show! One of the greatest Guitar shows on Earth welcomes the greatest luthier on Earth!

Lehmann guitars will be in Montreal this weekend at the Montreal Guitar Show in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. If you are within 24,000 miles of Montreal this weekend, I wouldn't miss this (astronauts need not apply; too stiff, uptight). The Guitar Show coincides with one of the largest Jazz festivals in the world; the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. The greatest guitar players and the greatest guitar makers will all be there. Dozens upon dozens of concerts with the greats of Jazz.Bernie will be there with his Jazz guitars, of course, but you will also have a chance to see his famous Model 2000 in person too! If you're good, Bernie may even let you play one! Speaking of playing, Jazz virtuosos Kinloch Nelson and Steve Greene will be on hand for demos and they'll be showing off Bernie's lastes on stage at the Hyatt Regency on Friday the 27th at just after 2:00pm.

And! As a very special bonus for you hordes of devoded Luthier's Blog readers, Bernie will be giving away free picks to anyone who mentions the Blog! Don't miss it!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Art made from art. Not by Art, by Bernie.

Click on the photos below to see a bigger image. If that's not enough, check the website, email Bernie, or better yet, buy the damned guitar!

Check out these new photos of the King of Guitars. Bernie's Model 2000 is the culmination of the luthier's art and here is the latest photographic evidence of his mastery of the craft:

Friday, June 06, 2008

Bernie hits Youtube!

Bernie's Tune O' The Month from the front page of his website is now the hottest thing on Youtube! Check out his latest tune in it's new home on or search for it on youtube!

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