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NEWS re Luthier Built - Connecting musicians and independent makers of string instruments

Just a quick update.Luthier Built is coming to life.  Independent makers and restorers of string instruments are joining the community every day, and publishing their profiles, journals, and events. …Continue

Started Nov 17, 2010

What internet sites and publications are important to musicians?
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Dear fellow musicians:The Luthier Built project will provide valuable information about stringed instrument makers and restorers in many countries.It will be important to publicize the resource to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron J. Halpern Oct 15, 2010.

 

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Manuel Nunez replied to Bob Newby's discussion Luthier Built -- Connecting artists and artisans in the group UK acoustic guitarists
"Good project Bob, If you need any information about spanish luthiers or spanish guitars manufactures maybe we can contribute to your project. Guitar from Spain is specialized in classical guitars, flamenco guitars and acoustic guitars hand made…"
Nov 16, 2013
Joseph Anthony Zarola replied to Bob Newby's discussion Luthier Built -- Connecting artists and artisans in the group Fingerstyle players
"Hello Jason. I live 10 miles out of Crossville Tennessee, 5 miles off I-40 up on the plateau between Nashville and Knoxville...give me a shout anytime!    I am gearing up for my Spring product release, so my shop has more guitar…"
Feb 9, 2011
Paul replied to Bob Newby's discussion Luthier Built -- Connecting artists and artisans in the group Fingerstyle players
"I think this is a great idea.  I was fortunate to find a great luthier by chance and would certainly steer him your way when the site is up."
Feb 9, 2011
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NEWS re Luthier Built - Connecting musicians and independent makers of string instruments

Just a quick update.Luthier Built is coming to life.  Independent makers and restorers of string instruments are joining the community every day, and publishing their profiles, journals, and events.  There is a discussion area devoted to player-maker dialogue, plus an international directory that is easy to search, and that allows musicians to easily contact individual luthiers.Also, starting today the site is truly usable by non-English speakers.Luthier Built is a worldwide community of…See More
Nov 17, 2010
Bob Newby posted a blog post

Luthier Built for non-English speakers

Luthier Built is now available to players and makers whose native language is not English.See More
Nov 17, 2010
Bob Newby commented on Brent McElroy's group Guitar Makers
"Luthier Built is now available to players and makers whose native language is not English. "
Nov 17, 2010
Rob van Leuven replied to Bob Newby's discussion Terroir, craft brewing, and lutherie in the group Guitar Makers
"sounds like a great idea"
Oct 20, 2010
Bob Newby added a discussion to the group Guitar Makers
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Terroir, craft brewing, and lutherie

One of the most important books I read during the past year or so is Clay Shirky’s “Here Comes Everybody, the power of organizing without organizations”.It goes to the heart of what we are doing at Luthier Built.  I strongly recommend it to all of you.So, what are we doing?We are going to leverage the power of today’s social media technology to transform musicians’ awareness of and enthusiasm for the ‘terroir’ and ‘craft brewing’ that is lutherie.  Indeed, we are going to transform that…See More
Oct 19, 2010
Aaron J. Halpern replied to Bob Newby's discussion What internet sites and publications are important to musicians?
"Bob maybe you can help me my classical guitar doesn't have and position markers is their something I can put in those positions to help me better to find position 3-5-7-9-12"
Oct 15, 2010
Bob Newby posted a blog post

Builder and Musician, A Symbiotic Relationship

In this first in a series of Luthier Built interviews between musicians and the craftsmen who build their instruments, Fred Campbell interviews guitarist Kai Devitt-Lee and luthier Tom Ribbecke, at Tom's shop in Healdsburg, California (United States). Watch the 3-part video interview, which focuses on the relationship between an emerging young jazz musician and an acclaimed master luthier.…See More
Oct 7, 2010
Bob Newby posted a blog post

Luthier Built has begun its 'soft' launch

Dear friends:It is my pleasure to let you know that Luthier Built has begun its 'soft' launch.Atthis time you are welcome to visit this new community-based resource and, if interested, register for an account. I particularly draw your attention to the site's short getting started guide, which is online for all to read through. As stated there, more information about the features the site provides to players, to luthiers, and to others involved in lutherie will be made available in the near…See More
Oct 2, 2010
Bob Newby posted a blog post

Graduated fingerboard relief and radius

Michael McCarthy lives in California, where he plays jazz andhand crafts archtop guitars. In this article he discusses one of thelittle-understood subtleties of designing and making frettedinstruments.Graduated Fingerboard Relief and RadiusEnjoy the read,BobSee More
Sep 22, 2010
Bob Newby replied to Bob Newby's discussion What internet sites and publications are important to musicians?
"Hi Tom, Yep, some folks are providing input. Thanks for asking, Bob"
May 29, 2010
Tom Boyles replied to Bob Newby's discussion What internet sites and publications are important to musicians?
"Hey Bob,getting any help?I did respond but forgot to say so.Good luck."
May 29, 2010
Bob Newby posted a discussion

What internet sites and publications are important to musicians?

Dear fellow musicians:The Luthier Built project will provide valuable information about stringed instrument makers and restorers in many countries.It will be important to publicize the resource to musicians who live in those countries. You can help by letting me know the websites and publications that are prominent where you live.I will share the results with you, if you indicate your interest in the survey form, which is at:-…See More
May 27, 2010
Jason Tryon replied to Bob Newby's discussion Luthier Built -- Connecting artists and artisans in the group Fingerstyle players
"Joseph, What part of TN is Fairfield Glade in? I live in North Alabama, and would be interested in making a trip to see your shop if you wouldn't mind. J."
May 11, 2010

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Luthier Built -- Connecting artists and artisans

Dear fellow musicians:

I am the founder of Luthier Built. Its mission is to connect players of stringed musical instruments with luthiers, the artisans who hand-craft and restore stringed instruments.

The LuthierBuilt.net website will be launched later this year. It will enable musicians to locate luthiers worldwide, review media-rich presentations of their work and their services, and connect with them.

The site will be totally free of advertising. It will be of the highest integrity and quality. Its public areas, including its directory of professional luthiers, as well as its articles on luthiers and their art, will be freely available to visitors.

What level of interest do you have in Luthier Built? Please feel free to contact me about this project.

Thank you and best regards,

Bob

bob@luthierbuilt.net

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Luthier Built for non-English speakers

Luthier Built is now available to players and makers whose native language is not English.

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 2:59pm

Builder and Musician, A Symbiotic Relationship

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 8:20pm

Luthier Built has begun its 'soft' launch

Dear friends:



It is my pleasure to let you know that Luthier Built has begun its 'soft' launch.



At this time you are welcome to visit this new community-based resource and, if interested, register for an account. I particularly draw your attention to the site's short getting started guide, which is online for all to read through. As stated there, more information about the features the site provides to players, to luthiers, and to others involved in lutherie will be made… Continue

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 11:01am

Graduated fingerboard relief and radius

Michael McCarthy lives in California, where he plays jazz and
hand crafts archtop guitars. In this article he discusses one of the
little-understood subtleties of designing and making fretted
instruments.
Enjoy the read,

Bob

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 2:39pm

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