I've been curious on how to become a luthier, are there "schools" for people who wants to be luthiers or is it like a father-to-son-heritage-job? Are there any luthiers in Sweden? How much money does a luthier spend on raw material(Wood, Hardware) for an average handmade bass? Do you need any special tools or is it enough with the ol' bandsaw in the garage? I would be thrilled if any luthiers out there could answer these questions. Thanks.