Welcome to the Home Page of Don Kawalek, Master Craftsman, Luthier, and Teacher

My passions are musical instrument construction, woodworking, and music. This web site will be here to help those that are in need of technical assistance in the construction of stringed musical instruments.

  I would Like to dedicate this web site to my college woodworking Professor, Conrad J. Johnson. (1912 - 2009)


  He was an inspiration and a dedicated teacher and he will be missed. 

I custom build banjos, guitars, mandolins, lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, and uilleann pipes.  I also give workshops from kits I produce.

If you have any questions or need help, don't hesitate to get in touch with me and I will share with you what I know about making musical instruments, custom woodworking, and antique repair and restoration.  

Enjoy your visit!