Berkshire Stringed Instruments
School of Lutherie

Each of our stringed instruments is hand-crafted from high quality materials that you select. Building in an active luthier shop provides you access to expert tools & mentors.

About The School

Nestled in the heart of the Berkshires, Berkshire Stringed Instruments in North Adams MA offers a comprehensive, hands on course in guitar, mandolin and ukulele construction.  At the historic Windsor Mill, students have the unique opportunity to work in an active building and repair workshop using traditional methods and  high-quality tools.  

​Berkshire Stringed Instruments offers small group courses where students will be attended and taught by luthier Nick Lenski of Brier Road Guitars.
Nick studied under one of the luthier profession’s pioneers, and works closely with master luthiers throughout the region. His passion is demonstrated through is instruction.

Hear directly from our clients, "In the time I’ve spent working with Berkshire Stringed Instruments, Nick has encouraged me to become the artist I’ve always dreamed of being."