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finger_cruncher
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finger_cruncher
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03/31/2004 7:28 am
The idea came to me that we should have a thread dedicated to any and every luthier you guys can possibly think of. It would be absolutely great for those of us considering purchasing a custom guitar down the road to have various options open to us. Thus, I present the luthier thread. :D

If possible, please provide a description of the luthier's services (ie. acoustic guitar builder, electric guitar builder, double-necks, hybrid instruments, etc.)


I'll start. Please add more.

www.doolinguitars.com -various acoustic guitars/novelties
www.allenguitar.com
http://www.customguitars.com -various types of guitars
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Hammurabi
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Hammurabi
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03/31/2004 11:10 pm
My personal favorites are Victor Baker and Joe Driskill. Victor makes some incredible hollows and a wide variety on the side, Joe makes the Diablo.

http://www.victorbaker.com/
http://www.driskillguitars.com/


This here is the best place to look through customs.
http://63.151.115.106/board/forumdisplay.php?forumid=31

You'll find quality instruments and their owners there including Thorn, Suhr, Anderson, Heatley, Lentz (teles), Melancon, Hamer, Mcnaught, Koll, and a few others.
"If one has realized a truth, that truth is valueless so long as there is lacking the indomitable will to turn this realization into action!"
-A.H.
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kingdavid
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kingdavid
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04/01/2004 3:20 pm
I think it would be better if people talked about luthiers they've either dealt with in person or they closely know someone who has,coz otherwise if you went to googled guitar manufacturers,say,you'll come up with quite a few links.
Plus some luthiers who're really good might not even have a website,but they live and work out of somewhere,and if you can reach them one way or another,it would help.
I think.
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Hammurabi
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Hammurabi
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04/01/2004 5:16 pm
The forum I put a link to is one I've frequented a couple months, some of them own a Driskill so you can ask them about it, and I learned about Victor by talking to someone who turned down a D'Angelico endorsement because they would rather play a Baker. That's where I'm coming from on this.
"If one has realized a truth, that truth is valueless so long as there is lacking the indomitable will to turn this realization into action!"
-A.H.
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Loripk
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Loripk
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01/04/2006 8:26 pm
http://www.differentcity.com
Different City Guitars offers fine handmade guitars by world class luthiers. Featuring Archtop, Classical and Steel String Acoustic Guitars.
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shredmachine88
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shredmachine88
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01/11/2006 9:32 pm
darn i need to get better at the guitar man :eek:
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mwstone
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07/27/2015 8:18 pm
http://www.blackbirdguitar.com

Composite guitars and ukuleles.
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me468
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me468
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03/07/2020 5:37 pm

Try this one: www.electricherald.com/luthiers-directory

(sorry I don't know how to make links yet)


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