LUTHIERY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT YEAR END SPECIAL ! We have a special LUTHIERY SCHOOL OFFER ! - Class 1 is FREE for all new students enrolling in our School program . This special is valid until DEC 31st 2016.                

To ENROLL contact us by email or phone ( 704 )599-4410. ENROLLMENT can be made by mailing a deposit of $ 50 to:

LEHTELA GUITAR CRAFT   ,    PO Box 692     ,   Newell NC 28126


LUTHIERY SCHOOL UPDATE - A comprehensive manual relating to LUTHIERY by Ari Lehtela is nearing completion. This manual will cover the entire curriculum of LEHTELA GUITAR CRAFT LUTHIERY SCHOOL.         Step-by-step instructions will also be accompanied with detailed handrawn illustrations for further elaboration.

The manual will be made available to :



Date of issue will be announced on this website.


In addition to our comprehensive GUITAR related services, we are now also a destination for monthly concerts

featuring local and regional talent. The concerts are held on a one-SUNDAY- per month basis and schedule for 

upcoming shows will be posted on this site as well as at www.laguitarfactory and facebook. The address of the

venue is : LA GUITAR FACTORY,   8125 Old Concord Road - suite D, Charlotte NC  ( phone: 704.599.4410 )

Seating is limited ( 15 to 20 max ) so we recommend those interested in a particular show to contact us to 

secure a seat. Admission is $ 6 front-row, $ 5 general seating, payable by cash or check. Complimentary beverages will be provided for guests.


                                             2017 Music Listening Room Concert Series


We're kicking off the NEW YEAR with two great shows in January 2017 :

JAN 15th   West Eats Meat - reunion concert

          The trio is still eating meat and they're back once again at LA Guitar Factory. With the original lineup, the members are:

          Ari Lehtela - Sarod, Surshringar, microtonal guitar and Fretless and Fretted " Tela " model

          John Shaugnessy - Bass

          John Spurrier - Drums

          + special guest , James Brock - Nagari

Show starts at 6pm, join us for some carcass crunching sounds !


JAN 29th - Bagwell, Brendle and Nanaa

          This is a special concert featuring three of the finest players in the region. The trio will explore music improvisation, inside out. The members are:

          Brent Bagwell - Saxophone

          Ron Brendle - Bass

          Seth Nanaa - Drums

Brent Bagwell and Seth Nanaa were members of the noted Brooklyn -based group EASTERN SEABOARD.

Ron Brendle is a freelance bassist who has played with noted artists such as Clark Terry and Mose Allison.

Show starts at 6 pm !




a wallet with a gift card, just outside of LA Guitar Factory. Contact us if this item matches your lost item.