Who are your favourite NEW Small Company Luthiers?

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  1. Marcel

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    To me: Nik Huber Guitars and (Juha) Ruokangas Guitars, but I am partial...:D

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  2. Marcel

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    Meaning NEW relative. Lets say, from the last 15 years.
     
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    Suhr and Thorn. One for bolt-ons, one for setnecks.
     
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    Thorn and Gretz! :dude
     
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    So far, my money has gone to Scott Heatley, Jim Soloway, and Jason Schroeder. There are certainly a lot of great builders out there. Maybe someday I can sample all of them :D

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    Jim Soloway is da' man :) And his guitars are the schnitz :D

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    David Myka gets my vote.
     
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    Gadow Guitars is where my money's been going (twice now)..
     
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    I kinda dig the Northwest trio of Koll, Chapin, and Soloway.
     
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    McNaught is my number one at the moment, but when my Thorn arrives that opinion could change. Until I know that for fact my loyalties stay with the Daves...
     
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    Koll and Lentz, with a little TV Jones thrown in...
     
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    Well, I don't know if he started in the last dozen years or so, I think so, so of course I gotta chime in with a vote for Bill Chapin.
     
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    got 2 Thorn's already and have Mr Heatley getting ready to start my interesting little project

    there are so many others great builders too..

    i'd love to have one of each:eek:
     
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    Go just a bit further north and expand to a foursome, and ya got Mr. Heatley in there too - a most worthy addition!
     
  16. John Hurtt

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    Well, my Thorn is amazing so Ron gets my vote! I've also seen some really great stuff like:

    Soloway
    Chapin
    Baker
    Lentz
    Schroeder
    Koll
    Gustavson

    Tons more out there!
     
  17. Layne-o

    Layne-o Silver Supporting Member

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    I'll put in a vote for Jason Schroeder!
     
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    Joe yanuziello, Paul mcgill, Brad nickerson. I think they've all been at it longer than 15 years. Would love to try out all these other things floating around, but i'm more of an amp/ pedal slut.
     
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    Shreve Katzenjammer Kid Gold Supporting Member

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    Likewise. Ron da man.
     

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