Luthier Harry Fleishman

We are proud to have world renowned luthier Harry Fleishman on the Avian team. In addition to providing his design and build expertise to us, he is also very active on a number of other professional fronts. We want to share with you a bit of background on Harry.

Harry Fleishman has been building custom guitars for more than 35 years. In his Sebastopol, California shop he builds about eight guitars and acoustic basses each year.

Harry is the director and primary instructor at Luthiers School International, and formerly directed the American School of Lutherie. Harry also designs guitars and basses for Fender Musical Instrument Corp.

As an active member of the Guild of American Luthiers, Harry has lectured on acoustic guitar amplification and chaired a panel on unconventional acoustic guitar design. He has lectured internationally on the topics of guitar design, amplification, acoustics, and multi-scale fretboards. Harry’s research and experiments in asymmetric design, multi-soundport and multi-tonewood instruments, as well as his work developing lightweight basses, have influenced many builders.

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