Small builders

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Lerxst2112, Mar 13, 2006.


  1. Lerxst2112

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    List some of the smaller builders. I'm new to this forum, so I don't know alot of the ones you do... I don't mean the Grosh/Suhr/Anderson ones... I mean the ones who build most of the guitars themselves.

    Gustavsson
    Artinger
    Koll
    Soloway (knew him from Guitar.com long ago)
    Huber
    Heatley
    Thorn
    Jack Briggs
    McInturff
    McNaught

    Who else is worth looking at?
     
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    Don't forget Bill "Shades" Chapin.

    One or two of us are pretty big fans of his work... ;)
     
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    Right on....Talk to Bill Chapin before making your decision, he is as honest and as flexible and talented as any luthier I have ever met or more so....
     
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    Hey, wait a minute! You can't recommend me your own sig. guitar! LOL!
     
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    Scott French is making some cool guitars.

    www.scottfrench.com

    The green guitar on the "in progress" page is going to be mine.
     
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    Another big thumbs up for Don Warren, and his killer "S" and "T" style guitars. I've had my classic since Oct, and I'm really digging it.

    Another builder that I'm going to be placing an order with soon is Jeff Senn JeffSennguitars.com. We've excahnged emails, and I'm getting my specs together.
     
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    These threads take on a life of their own don't they?
    Many of the makers listed are not solo Luthiers. They are built by a team and your input is marginal at best.

    Start by looking at Bill Chapin and Saul Koll. You can't go far wrong with them but these aren't the only ones out there.......

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Great! Keep 'em coming! I'm really enjoying looking at these...
     
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    Have a look at Tim Diebert of Timtone.
     
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    It would help to know what kind of guitar you're looking for. Bolt on or set-neck? Favorite scale length? Favorite tonewoods?

    I have a Lentz and an old Baker USA guitar and love both. I have a Huber on the way that looks very promising. In addition to the ones above, Scott Heatley is worth a look.

    http://www.heatleyguitars.com/
     
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    Ted Megas - megasguitars.com

    Mark Lacey - laceyguitars.com
     

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