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Luthiers around the world
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pky
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August 26, 2011 - 4:30 pm
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It is not a complete list, but might be handy.

 

http://www.cybozone.com/fg/lut.....rs.html#ca

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myguitarnow
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Great list…There is quit a few right by me that I didn't know about and I'm looking for a luthier right now. As I posted on the Christmas project thread the one I visited yesterday was not so nice.

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Thanks for this. There are only two somewhat near me in this list, but it's a start. Thanks again.

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They could be guitar makers, though.

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Fiddlerman
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August 26, 2011 - 8:42 pm
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That makes a difference PKY. rofl

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but the one who needs the least."

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Here's another list (I like the first one better because the luthiers were listed regionally):

http://www.violinmakers.biz/naak.php

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Sure, i like to find out who i could go to here where i live or in my home country (sad enough there's only one and it will take me abour 3 hours to fly over there, and then probably a couple hours drive).

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After a few horrible experiences totaling $400 I can suggest that no one goes to a luthier without a very positive report from a personal friend who actually was a customer.

Anyone can become a luthier for about $800-$1000 for tools (Luscombe and others) and perhaps a small expense for a web site which would probably be much better than reality.

There ARE some luthiers who are genuine and some of them are geniuses at what they do but hard to find.

Good luck and be CAREFUL!

PS  One of the thieves I dealt with was very high on "the list" HO,HO,HO!

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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That is just the kind of reference that I think the violin community needs and deserves.  I only wish that such good information and luthiers were more available where needed.

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@Barry   You are a hard man to reach!  Are you blocked for FHO e-mail?

I would like to know about good violin supply mail order places in Nashville?  I'm wondering why I should not be doing business a lot closer to home and why not support those dealers.  How is Sam Ash?  Nashville Violin?  Etc.

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I like the idea of compiling a list of great luthiers. I friend recently recommended a guy out in my neck of the woods (He was not on either list). She trusts him and I plan on taking either one or both of my 4/4 violins in to see him soon. I'll be sure to report back how it goes.

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I would willingly drive a hundred miles for the services of a competent luthier.

Maybe we could convince Fiddlerman to have a "good luthier" list on site with reports only from the membership?  Or just start a thread in the BreakRoom.  I might do that.

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Fiddlerman
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Barry already convinced me to add a new forum which I did already.
/forum/fiddle-violin-repair-making-and-set-up/

This would be the perfect place to add a list for great luthiers recommended by members.smile

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