Podcast 438: “What is Handmade?” with Jason Kostal and Mike Baranik

The word “handmade” is used a lot when it comes to high-end or luthier-built instruments, but what does it really mean? On this week’s podcast, guitar makers and longtime friends Jason Kostal and Mike Baranik talk about the technology (including CNC machines) they will and won’t use when it comes to their creations.

Recorded live at the 2023 Fretboard Summit, this is a fascinating chat about tools, being efficient, making a living as a luthier, and so much more.



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