I tried searching for Virginia luthiers, Hampton Roads luthiers, and Southern Virginia luthiers, and didn't find anything... I'm looking for a somewhat local luthier to help me with my first build. I have a very specific idea of what I want to build, but I'm the kind of guy that needs someone to show me how to do it - reading books and FAQs tend to confuse me, and leave me with more questions than answers. I'd love to find someone in the Hampton Roads/SE Virginia/NE North Carolina area who would be willing to help me out, for compensation, of course. I'll buy all the materials, do all the work, even clean up after myself, if you can provide real-life instruction. What I want to build, and how much it'll cost me for your time, can be addressed through PMs. Thanks very much.