Silver Luthier was launched to fill a niche market of revolutionary guitar accessories such as tuning keys, volume & tone knobs, tailpieces, toggle plates, & striking Rocker style sterling silver jewelry, such as bracelets, rings, earrings & pendants to match. All hand carved, cast and finished in our shop in Nashville.
With a fascination for Rocker style jewelry, creator Ryan Murphy began learning silversmithing, & apprenticed under a 3rd generation master jeweler in Los Angeles, where he began to create his first designs, which later evolved into Silver Luthier.
The guitar parts concept evolved out of his other passion, playing guitar. Of course, being a lefty, he found that finding the beautiful lefty guitars he wanted was a challenge, so he began building his own in his uncles wood shop. Inevitably that led to his next realization: All guitar hardware was essentially the same, or otherwise not quite what he was looking for.
He decided to combine the colorful Rocker image with his guitar accessories. Years of trial & error & honing his craft later, he created the most visually striking accessories to hit the market. From tailpieces clad in skulls, tuning pegs with Gothic crosses, to flame toggle plates & more, all with their matching Silver jewelry counterpart, skull rings, Gothic cross pendants, etc.
To date our pieces have been worn by some of the biggest Rockstars, including members of Aerosmith, Metallica, Doobie Brothers, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Hinder, Parmalee and many others.
Silver : A Precious soft white metallic element, capable of a high degree of polish. Silver is one of the “noble” metals. It is commonly used in the construction of high quality musical wind instruments, as well as used for coin, plate and jewelry. Symbol Ag. (Argentum)
Luthier : A Craftsman who makes stringed musical instruments such as Violins or Guitars.