Project Partners

The LGR-Project was first supported and funded by the
Leonardo da Vinci Programme (sept 2012>june 2014)
and since september 2014 it is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

LGRP is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to study, demonstrate and communicate
 the possibilities of building acoustic and classical guitars from non-tropical woods. 

The LGR-Project consists of 4 educational partners (lutherie schools, knowledge center) and 4 independent luthiers from different European countries:

Cmb / Belgium
Centre for Musical Instrument Making
LGRP Coordination 


NEWARK College (UK)
College of Further Education



CVO Rivierenland / Belgium
Adult Education Centre
Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs


French guitar maker and musicologist
with training in Cmb. He received the
Golden Fingerplane 2011, an award for excellent instrument makers.  
IKATA / Finland
Arts and Crafts School
Ikaalisten käsi-ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos


Chris Larkin / Ireland
Irish guitar maker, for almost 40
years specialising in the use of non-traditional and locally sourced woods