Luthieros

Ancient lyres and other musical instruments...

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Announcement    Pausis Project >
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzKJNzL4eTI

"Game of Thrones" theme song on ancient Greek instruments > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD6uXXZwfi8

Luthieros is a craftsman that loves to take natural materials and give them a new reason for existence: making them able to produce sound, music, to help people explore their creativity and provoke strong emotions.
Luthieros handcrafts ancient musical instruments such as lyres, kithara, pandura, etc., along with ancient percussions, and modern Greek instruments (such as bouzouki, tzouras, and baglamas). Moreover, Luthieros loves to share his art with amateur luthiers around the world, to play music, to sing, to create, to have fun, to offer...
Luthieros workshop is based near ancient Europos, a town initially originated during the time of Alexander the Great, and its inhabitants were the first who were called Europeans (it is true!).
But most of all, Luthieros is the Koumartzis familia, a family full of musicians, designers, craftsmen, and craftswomen.

Drop us a line, as we love to share with you more about our work...

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 15, 2020

Pausis Project >
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzKJNzL4eTI

"Game of Thrones" theme song on ancient Greek instruments > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD6uXXZwfi8

Luthieros is a craftsman that loves to take natural materials and give them a new reason for existence: making them able to produce sound, music, to help people explore their creativity and provoke strong emotions.
Luthieros handcrafts ancient musical instruments such as lyres, kithara, pandura, etc., along with ancient percussions, and modern Greek instruments (such as bouzouki, tzouras, and baglamas). Moreover, Luthieros loves to share his art with amateur luthiers around the world, to play music, to sing, to create, to have fun, to offer...
Luthieros workshop is based near ancient Europos, a town initially originated during the time of Alexander the Great, and its inhabitants were the first who were called Europeans (it is true!).
But most of all, Luthieros is the Koumartzis familia, a family full of musicians, designers, craftsmen, and craftswomen.

Drop us a line, as we love to share with you more about our work...

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About Luthieros

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On Etsy since 2014

Where pieces of wood come to life again!

Check our latest R&D project: http://vimeo.com/85653759

[ Update! Check how our ancient Greek lyres sound! Listen to our first recordings with virtuoso Lina Palera at https://soundcloud.com/luthieros-musicinstruments/sets/ancient-greek-lyres-recordings-by-the-lyre-20-project ]

Koumartzis familia is a musician's family, nurtured to respect and promote the musical heritage of Greece (both ancient and modern). With many professionals and amateur musicians among their members, we have decided to focus on producting top-quality musical instruments from our tradition and re-introducing them to the global market.
With R&D projects such as "The Lyre 2.0 Project" (check here: http://vimeo.com/85653759), we have managed to produce and make available top-quality stringed instruments and drums, which can be used by both a wanna-be and a professional musician.
We use almost exclusively natural materials such as wood (maple, ebony etc.), glues, animal bones and leather etc. to handcraft our instruments. Our workshop has been set up near Ancient Europos (Greece), where our ancestors were used to live and evolve in a full cultural environment. It is not an exaggeration when we say that the first ever humans that were called Europeans, were the ancient citizens of Europos. This unique heritage is crystal clear in our music instrument product line.
The "heart" of Luthieros Musical Instruments is the father of the family, Anastasios, an amateur musician (for more than 40 years), a best-selling author of how-to instrument making guides in Greek and a luthier (musical instrument handcrafter) for the last 10 years.
Along with his three sons and his wife, Eleni, have managed to create a product line of top quality musical instruments such as Ancient Greek Lyres, Ancient Egyptian Drums (Bendir), modern Greco-Turkish stringed instruments (Bouzouki, Baglamas, Tzouras) etc.
With a lot of handcrafting work and a shophisticated mechanised manufacturing method, we are able to produce beatifully handcrafted instruments with rich unique sound, and at a low cost for people who love music around the world.

We strongly believe that music is the intermediate for people to communicate, and so we are sworn to provide the tools to do it (i.e. music instruments that can be seen as unique artefacts).

Shop members

  • Nikolaos Koumartzis

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    Nikolaos Koumartzis is a Graphic & Product Designer, along with a published author and recently young publisher (since 2010, with the founding of iWrite.gr Publications). He has also begun to learn how to play the ancient Greek lyre recently... :)

  • Theodore Koumartzis

    Marketer, Photographer, Owner

    Theodore Koumartzis is the youngest member of our family, focusing on web developing, graphic design and marketing of our workshop's music instruments. He is also a player of stringed music instruments such as baglamas...

  • Iordanis Koumartzis

    Quality Tester, Musician, Owner

    Iordanis, our oldest brother, is a professional bass player and a gifted music teacher for young wanna-be musicians! He lives by playing with his band, APERITO, and shares our vision for creating top-quality instruments at low cost!

  • Anastasios Koumartzis

    Creator, Owner

    Anastasios Koumartzis is the "heart" of Luthieros, as he is the visioner and the manufacturer of our ancient and modern music instruments. He loves to play and teach music, but his great pation is to create top-quality music organs...

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Welcome to Luthieros Etsy shop. If you seek unique artifacts with a scent of antiquity, seek no more... :)

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We offer a 100% guarantee on our instrument’s top-quality workmanship, meaning that we will repair any structural defects or faults (we will cover the additional cost for the needed materials too).
All strings may take some days to adjust to the tension as well, as they are handmade with minimal machinery. Light “blemishes” that do not affect structure or sound are expected and these are what make our instruments unique and one-of-a-kind. :)

Due to the fact that each item is handcrafted after an order is placed, we handle each purchase as a custom order. In that sense, customer orders or items on sale (discount, etc.) are not refunded, so if you have any doubts about it, feel free to ask us any questions before placing your order.

All of our instruments are handmade products and the production process lends itself to variations. All LUTHIEROS musical instruments are sold "as-is" and by purchasing a LUTHIEROS product, you acknowledge such variations will occur.
Payment
We accept PayPal, as it the most secure way to send and receive money. You can use your credit or prepaid card too through the PayPal platform!
Shipping
// 100% Guaranteed Delivery during Covid-19!
We have experienced delays in a small percentage of our packages during this period, due to the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has significant impacts on the worldwide shipping industry. Even if (obviously) this is not our fault, LUTHIEROS family ensures that every order will be delivered no matter what the circumstances are. We can't accept cancelations due to delivery delays, so if time is a top priority for you get in touch with us before placing your order.

// Your shipping options
Our items are carefully packaged, marked as fragile, and shipped through simple or premium shipping, according to our customers’ wishes. Even on the occasion that a problem occurs, that isn’t our responsibility, we will work with you 100% to find the best possible solution.
Regarding the shipping, our customers can choose between two options as described below: Simple and Premium.

// Simple shipping
This is the default shipping method we use for sending our lovingly handcrafted musical instruments to our customers. Each order using this shipping option: 
• Is packaged with love and extra care, and marked as “fragile”.
• Has tracking number, to be able to track your package at any given time.
• Is shipped via Hellenic Post (Greece’s national shipping carrier). 
• Is delivered to you via your country’s default shipping carrier (for example USPS for the United States). 
Everything that is beyond us, is beyond us: delays, mishandle, and damage due to your country’s default shipping company, etc. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong on an order with “Simple shipping”, LUTHIEROS family will always be on your side and help you find out the best solution (as we did in the past to all our customers who asked for our aid).
* We strongly suggest choosing "premium shipping" for extra fragile musical instruments (such as ancient Cithara / Kithara).

// Premium shipping
This is our premium shipping method that we highly recommend to our customers, in order to receive their new and unique musical instruments intact. We use premium shipping carriers such as FedEx, DHL, TNT, etc. with fast shipping and 100% shipping insurance!
Each order using this shipping option:
• Is shipped using only premium shipping companies.
• Is 100% insured to the total cost of the order.
• Is delivered in half the time than any other shipping option.
• If something goes wrong, we will build a new instrument and send it to you with no additional cost. 
• Is packaged with love and extra care, and marked as “fragile”.
• Has tracking number, to be able to track your package at any given time.
* We strongly suggest choosing "premium shipping" for extra fragile musical instruments (such as ancient Cithara / Kithara).

Until today, all our beautifully handcrafted instruments arrived at their new homes (around the world) without any issues. Additionally, please be aware that:
• Import taxes are beyond our control, and they are collected by customs authorities of the country of delivery. 
• There are no import taxes for orders delivered to the European Union.
• In case you choose "Simple shipping" for your order, we shall not be held liable to and shall not accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any damage by your country’s state post office. Regarding the latter, do not accept packages which have been tampered with or look damaged. Open such packages in the presence of a postal clerk to ensure that the contents are secure before signing.
Additional policies and FAQs
Are you interested for bulk orders (10 or more instruments per order)? We can offer fair wholesale prices for shops and dealers around the world... Just ask us!