Portrait & Headshot Photographer • Plymouth, New Hampshire

Life’s Work, Part XVIII

Since the 1960s, David has been a luthier, a maker and repairer of stringed instruments. He owns the Vintage Fret Shop in Ashland, NH, and also is teaching me how to play the guitar.
When David first got this apron, many years ago, the words on it, “Master Craftsman” made him uncomfortable.  He said he didn’t feel like a master, so he decided to use a brown permanent marker to cover up that word.  Over the years, he said, the marker faded and the word master is becoming clearer and clearer.

David, luthier, Plymouth, NH

You can see Parts I-XVII of this project here: https://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work/