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being a luthier/ #5079340 04/18/19 10:31 PM
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that's what I want to do for the rest of my life,,,,
the level of precision, and care about details
it just amazes me,,,
so,,, tell me why not?

Re: being a luthier/ [Re: koffy] #5079344 04/18/19 10:40 PM
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Where do you live? How much work is there even in major cities? You would also have to find one and hope they will take you on as an apprentice.

If you want to be a precise carpenter, trim or mill work is where it's at.


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Re: being a luthier/ [Re: koffy] #5079349 04/18/19 10:46 PM
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I live in new york,,,,you talk as an economist,,,,its not about money,,,,on the other hand,,,, I don't see many people willing to do this job here

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I know a guy...

He's a precision turbine guy who I've worked with on an off turbine projects since 1991...he drives a Mercedes two seat convert, so not short of a bob, and works turbines maybe 5 months of the year even during his retirement.

The rest of his life is building acoustic guitars.

He's really really mellow


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Re: being a luthier/ [Re: koffy] #5079369 04/18/19 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by koffy
I live in new york,,,,you talk as an economist,,,,its not about money,,,,on the other hand,,,, I don't see many people willing to do this job here
I never said anything about money, it is simply supply and demand. You need to live somewhere there are a lot of professional musicians who beat up their non-disposable instruments. There has to be enough demand and profit for someone to take you on as an apprentice.

There's a lot more disposable instruments than heirloom-quality instruments that are worth repairing.


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Re: being a luthier/ [Re: maxdustington] #5079374 04/18/19 11:47 PM
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I don't know if there is a better place for that than the big apple,,,, however,,,,instruments seem to be worst than junky cars when it comes to repairs,,,,,
and that is my weakness,,,how to repair correctly

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by the way,,,musicians don't play disposable instruments,,,, they are not wort the effort

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Search the web for a luthier college in Portland.



Oregon.


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Re: being a luthier/ [Re: PimTac] #5079388 04/19/19 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Search the web for a luthier college in Portland.



Oregon.

I just did that,,, and seeing that they depend on donations really beat me up,,,,I guess I have to eat my own words and see it as an economist,,,,
Luthery is dying

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Originally Posted by koffy
by the way,,,musicians don't play disposable instruments,,,, they are not wort the effort


PRACTICE fixing up broken guitars.

Don't ruin a good neck by trying your first re-fretting job on something of decent value - -
get a lot of used, beat-up Korean guitars and practice fixing those.


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Luthier sounds very appealing, like cabinetmaker. Fine work. Craftsmanship.

But being able to make a living is an entirely separate matter.

You would have to get training. Set up and pay for a shop, with tools. Establish a client base. Have enough business and cash flow to make a living.

Those are big challenges.


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I became hooked on these videos a while back and watched them. Fascinating ! .Repair videos

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If it's what you really want to do, follow your dream. Find a way to make it work.


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I just learned a new word!

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I believe there is a good school in Redwing MN. The luthier I have used for the past decade is a graduate of that program.

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