Working from his quiet back street studio in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, Kevin Almy, Master Luthier produces a wide range of the finest quality instruments: from violins, violas and cellos to mandolins, mandolas and archtop guitars. Hidden away in a turn of the century building in Wellington’s Cuba Street, famed for its cafes, curio shops and ethnic restaurants, his studio can be quite difficult to find.
Kevin’s luthiery work is well respected by NZ’s professional and amateur musicians alike, many of whom regularly beat a path to his door confident that their specific needs will be met. It can truly be said that his handcrafted instruments and his repair work speak for themselves.
Kevin has been building his fine handcrafted instruments for over 30 years. During the early 1980’s, he worked for Wellington’s legendary music store “Capital Music”, carrying out guitar repairs and modifications for many of that city’s guitarists.