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« on: March 20, 2011, 07:25:01 AM »

Okay heres a chance to test your guitar knowledge and geography at the same time. Pick a country..then name the best guitar builder in that country. Small shops are fine as long as you think they are the best. I'll go first.................U.S.A.. martin guitars.......reasons: oldest company, best bass tone, uses wood conservation. ........ I'd love to hear from the U.K., Japan, Europe, Down Under, Eastern Europe, etc... Lets hear your fav guitar builders!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 10:36:57 AM »

There are so many today--everywhere.  But for acoustic steel string, I would say Larrivee in both the USA and Canada.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 11:47:23 AM »

Sellers - Grand Fenwick.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 02:32:12 PM »

Sellers - Grand Fenwick.

Genius' who don't get their due from the world until it's too late. Passing time grants perspective, though people don't consider this when marketing blitzes are in full swing.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 03:24:39 PM »

I'd love to hear from the U.K., Japan, Europe, Down Under, Eastern Europe, etc... Lets hear your fav guitar builders!!
based on what i  have had a chance to play and/or hear closely;

UK builder - Sobel
Irl builders -  Lowden / Mcllroy (even tie - depending upon what you want)
Cdn builders - Paragon /Morgan / Webber (even tie - depending upon what you want)
US builders - Baranik / Franklin / Olson (even tie - depending upon what you want)

 There are many more that i have not had a chance to directly experience, so therefore don't comment upon ;-)

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 04:00:05 PM »

the best guitar builder is Esteban
followed by, first act, fender squire, and of course, Teisco del rey!
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 04:09:22 PM »

the best guitar builder is Esteban
followed by, first act, fender squire, and of course, Teisco del rey!
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I was going to say             China - Eastman
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 11:13:56 PM »

Thanks for posting everyone. I'll add another one you may have heard of........Stonebridge Guitars..Czech Republic...Very nicely built. Almost as nice as Larrivee's
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 12:52:49 AM »

Stonebridge Guitars..Czech Republic

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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2011, 01:57:00 AM »

Bulgaria- Kremona guitars
Ireland - Avalon
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2011, 02:25:25 PM »

japan (electric): current - fender japan, mid 80's - burny (fernandes)
north america (electric): tom anderson
north america (acoustic): santa cruz
canada (acoustic): larrivee of course!
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2011, 03:14:16 PM »


north america (electric): tom anderson
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Yes they are nice BUT in making that assessment have you tried an RS 4
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011, 01:42:57 AM »

Mars - Esteban
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2011, 03:14:16 PM »

no, have not had the chance to try a larrivee electric but would love to to compare it to my burny les paul. have read nothing but glowing reviews here and elsewhere. my brother has a tom anderson classic strat and that guitar opened my eyes to the small builders and what is possible if you build for quality and not a price point.
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2011, 08:31:12 PM »

Any votes for Australia.?..I think Jack Johnson plays one that comes from down under.....
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2011, 09:40:38 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2011, 10:41:22 PM »

Any votes for Australia.?..I think Jack Johnson plays one that comes from down under.....
That would be a Cole Clark
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2011, 11:50:25 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 01:58:19 PM »

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Thanks for the vote of confidence, but it will be several years and 20 or so more guitars before I think I build one that doesn't embarrass me to have people see face to face. But, I look at it this way, Jean, Bob, Richard, all those famous guys, they started out with a lot of desire and not much else really and look where they took guitar building. I hope for a slightly different end result than the guys with big factories, but someday I do hope to build a guitar that my friend Junior will want to own. For me, when I build a guitar that Junior wants, I know I will have built something special!
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2011, 07:23:04 PM »

Any votes for Australia.?..I think Jack Johnson plays one that comes from down under.....

Spira? He makes a nice mandolin. I know he makes guitars. I've just never played one.


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