Doug Naselroad, Master Luthier and Lead Instructor, Appalachian School of Luthiery 

Doug Naselroad has been making stringed instruments since 1969. After opening Naselroad Guitars in Mt. Sterling, KY in 1979, Doug developed a signature line of stringed instruments and door harps that have been sold around the world. In 2013, Doug was selected as the Appalachian Artisan Center’s Master Artist in woodworking and it wasn’t long before he founded the Appalachian School of Luthiery located on Main Street in Hindman, KY.

In 2016, the Appalachian School of Luthiery was recognized with an ArtWorks Grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.  The School’s Hindman Dulcimer Project also won the prestigious Governor’s Award in the Arts for folk heritage in 2016. Doug won the 2017 Homer Ledford award for excellence in luthiery given annually by Western Kentucky University. Doug is passionate about his work.