Oral History Information
Company NameBookman's Entertainment Exchange
Syndenn Sweet was the first woman hired as a luthier at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Tucson, Arizona. This distinction is one she makes with pride, especially considering her father was a luthier as well. After earning her business degree, serving on the board of the Tucson Folk Festival, and establishing her own recording Studio (Sad Salads Studios), Syndeen began working at Booksmans in 2018. Established in 1976, Bookmans initially focused on retailing books and other related items until about eight years later when they expanded into musical instruments and hired a team to repair and service them. While she really enjoys working on upright basses, she had repaired everything from guitars to lutes.