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  1. Phoebe

    Phoebe Senior Member

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    .....are traditionally such great artisans and craftsmen. So why are there relatively few standout Italian Luthiers these days?
     
  2. whitehall

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    We're more interested in being actors...that's where the big money is. lol
    Might be a generational thing. My grandfather was a craftsman who came over in the 1880's. None of his children went that route however.
     
  3. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    Weren't they so pasta go into the restauranteur line-of-work?

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  4. derekd

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    Let's see, in addition John D'Angelico and Jimmy D'Aquisto, you have Bob Bennedetto, Mark Campelleon, John Monteleone, John Buscarino, Vinny Colletti, and I am sure there are others.
     
  5. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    John Oscar-Mayer?
     
  6. zep41

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    If you are looking for a good album of songs in Italian, check out Dominic Chianese's album -- I think its titled "ungreatful heart". He is the guy that played Johnny Ola in Godfather 2, but he is most known for his role as Uncle Junior in Sopranos.

    His singing and guitar playing is simply great. Pleasure to listen to.
     
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    Aren't they all American?
     
  9. Shiny McShine

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    Yeah, and if they went Italy, they'd likely be perceived as Americans.
     
  10. derekd

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    Yeah, but Italian by heritage. So what exactly was the question then? Italian luthiers that are Italian born, still living in Italy?
     
  11. NyteOwl

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    We have a wiener... :facepalm
     
  12. Pascal

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    An Italian luthier should be Italian. An Italian guitar should be built in Italy.


    I think. :confused:
     
  13. derekd

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    Maybe the OP should clarify what she is looking for. Is it an Italian guitar if it is made in Italy by Italians, but the wood was grown somewhere else?
     
  14. kovachian

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    I think most of them are too busy with building bowed string instruments. It's a cultural thing.
     
  15. musicofanatic5

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    Stradivari built three gtrs.
     
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    We are too busy playing guitars now instead of making them!

    Ciao!
     
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    It's too hard to make a guitar out of bricks......or marble
     
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    Plenty of luthiers in the classical guitar and instrument realm of old and now. There's a reason the Cremona region is famous.
     
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    And that supports my point, which I'm sure wasn't the intention of your post.

    This is more or less moot as the OP is referring to modern luthiers, anyway.
     

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