The Lutherie is owned and operated by Dow Ferguson of Belton, TX. Dow has decades of experience in music instrument repair and maintenance, music instrument retail sales, music education, and music performance. Dow holds a degree in classical guitar performance from California State University, Fresno. Dow also served in the United States military, performing with the 8th U.S. Army band, the 6th U.S. Army band, the 2nd Infantry Division U.S. Army Band, and the 2nd Armored Division U.S. Army Band.

Contact Dow by email at dowferguson@thelutherie.net or by phone at 254-289-4257.



New UMHB music instructor a former Army musician
Posted On: Friday, Sep. 5 2008 05:29 AM

By Iuliana Petre
Killeen Daily Herald

If “architecture is frozen music,” then city skylines worldwide must be alive with the sounds of performances by the greatest musicians of all time.

And who would know this better than Dow Ferguson, who studied both architecture and music and made the latter his lifeblood.

Ferguson is the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Conservatory of Music’s latest addition; he recently accepted a position as guitar instructor and teaches popular and classical guitar…READ MORE



2010 NAMM Show Closing Release: Music Products Industry Gathers for a Comeback
New Decade Brings Hope for Manufacturers and Retailers of Music Products as NAMM Show Attendance Increases Following the Worst Economic Year in Recent Memory

Carlsbad, CA, January 18, 2010—The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced the final registration and exhibitor numbers for the 2010 NAMM Show, the longest-running trade show in the United States. At show close, NAMM reported 87,569 registrants, a 2 percent increase from last year. International registration experienced a 2 percent decrease from last year…

Dow Ferguson, owner of a brand new online music store thelutherie.net, said the last time he came to the NAMM Show was in 1973 when it was in San Francisco. Now he is looking for companies who will ship product directly to his new online customers.

“I wanted to tie down some string companies that will drop ship them to save costs and make it easier for me and for the customer,” Ferguson said…READ MORE