#1
Is there any type of certificates, or degrees. You can get to help you land a Luthier job. I was thinking about applying for a job at PRS. They start out only 9 an hour being a sander. Not really worth the bridge toll. I was just wondering if there is anyway to get a jump start. I painted cars for 3 years, and have been a finish carpenter for 5. I made 20 untaxed a hour from my last job.
#2
I'm interested in this too. I looked everywhere and I couldn't find any info on the average salary or requirements.
#3
Being a luthier is a 'skill trade', which means you're pretty much being paid to be a professional artist. That being said, it's very hard to get your foot in the door. Your best bet is to find someone who's already a luthier and get them to show you the ropes, apprentice style, then point you in the right direction. You'll probably pay out your ass to get a good education on the subject though, but the same can be said about most artistic professions.

I'd think it would be cool to do, regardless.