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Quoted from The Boston Globe Magazine photo essay “Inside the workshops of some of the region’s premier musical instrument makers” featured in the March 11th 2022 Sunday Magazine. For full article and to see the other makers featured see link below.

One half of the folk duo Carling & Will, William Seeders Mosheim knows a thing or two about making music. When it comes to his livelihood of building instruments, he’s learned that the more parts one makes by hand, the better.

At Seeders Instruments (, 802-768-1215) — nestled on a wooded hillside in Dorset, Vermont — he shares a bright workshop with his father, a maker of fine furniture, and his metalworker brother. There, he makes banjos with painstaking care, crafting almost all of the parts himself. “I don’t have to rely on any other makers to supply my rims, supply my inlays, to supply my hardware,” Mosheim says. “I can really fine-tune all the bits and pieces that go into my instruments.”

He adds, “There is nothing better than to see the instruments I create go on to make beautiful music in the hands of other artists.”