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Help an old English major?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mahlon, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Mahlon


    Jan 27, 2005
    Bennettsville SC
    I've noticed the term "luthier" used frequently on this board. From the context it appears to be a maker of guitars. But I can't find the word in any of my dictionaries. Does anyone know where this word originated? Thanks. :meh:
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Notice the root: "lute" (guitar predecessor) build from there.
  3. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
  4. Mahlon


    Jan 27, 2005
    Bennettsville SC
    Ah, french origin, thanks. I was double surprised to hear there is no th sound in the pronunciation. Loot ee er

    Thanks again.