Luthier on Luthier: Doug Proper

Doug and Sharon Proper own and operate Guitar Specialist, one of the top repair shops in the country. Doug started out with ambitions of becoming a professional jazz guitarist and began repairing guitars to help pay for his music studies in college.

For our 65th episode of the podcast, Doug tells us about approaching lutherie as a sound financial business and his philosophy on pricing and customer relations. We also talk about some of Doug’s favorite tool, least favorite jobs, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company, Allied Lutherie and Dream Guitars.


Hosted by Michael Bashkin of Bashkin Guitars.