Building

Learning the Art of Lutherie

My father is a hobbyist luthier, and has built 8 wonderful guitars, including the classical that I currently play (an incredibly well balanced and beautiful rosewood and spruce guitar). I was fortunate enough to learn both guitar playing and guitar construction under his patient tutelage (his patience is a continual source of wonderment to me as I am an incredibly stubborn person) prior to attending the University of Western Ontario for my undergraduate degree.

I have moved my small workshop around with me over the past several years, and have built a few guitars along the way. In 2016, I was fortunate enough to move into my own home with space to accommodate a permanent workspace.

Current Work and Commissioning Inquiries

Please peruse this webpage to see some of the guitars that I have built, and visit my blog to follow my current projects.

For pricing, building questions, or other inquiries, please send me an email at emilyshawguitar@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!