The Chisels Are Calling, a new documentary about legendary luthier John Monteleone, is now streaming

John Monteleone in his workshop
(Image credit: Vincent Ricardel)

John Monteleone, world-renowned luthier to the likes Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Ben Harper, is the subject of a new documentary, John Monteleone: The Chisels Are Calling, which is now available to view on digital streaming services.

Monteleone has been described as “a living master” and  “the modern day Stradivari of guitar”, a man whose instruments are part of the permanent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.