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At Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company, we train people in recovery to become some of the best luthiers in the country. Using the finest in locally-sourced Appalachian hardwoods, they create stunning instruments that are both tonally and environmentally excellent, while each sale contributes to the regrowth of our post-coal economy. When you purchase a Troublesome Creek instrument, you get more than a terrific handmade heirloom; you take ownership in a legacy of restoration and healing that you helped build.

The Setup Bench. An instrument's final step in the building process before being put in a case and shipped to a dealer.