Luthier: Stringed instrument maker. One who makes and repairs stringed instruments such as guitars. C.B. Perkins has been a family-owned business since 1923. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and great customer service. The purpose of this blog is to show off the new products we get in, provide documentation of our repairs and restorations, and to keep you up to date on other events of interest at our shop. And hey, if it helps us sell a few guitars, that wouldn't break our heart.