Texas-Luthier.com is Jim Penson, bluegrass musician, instructor, and luthier.
I made my first instrument, a mandolin, in 1981. I've been building, playing, fixing, and restoring instruments ever since. I grew up watching my father restore a 100 year old farm house, and the love of making things better or new had stayed with me since.
My area of specialization is banjos, but I've worked on everything from 100 year old violins to autoharps and gourdback mandolins.
I also play and teach blugrass music. Check out that site at the Pensonstringwerks icon at bottom right.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope to be able to provide a service to you.