maybe you can refer to M.L. Domenico Bertoletti. Apart classical guitars (I'm a proud owner of one of his best amazing Bois de Rose Gran Concerto), and restoring vintage and Renaissance instruments (, he also is a master of Lutes. You simply "can touch with hand" looking at his website (also on Facebook). I don't know if he speaks/writes in english, anyway what he does on the woods with his hands is simply magicic, not only for the eyes but also for the ears!
I hope this could be useful for your challenge.