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Old 06-01-2015, 01:03 PM
Neil K Walk Neil K Walk is offline
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Default Idle question for you professional luthiers

I've often detected admiration between some of you and have seen firsthand a generosity in the luthier community but I often wonder, do these relationships ever bloom into collaborations?

I'm not talking about farming out inlay but two or more shops doing fabrication and setup where one of you will do the soundboard or the entire body and the other does the neck or any other combination of tasks?

The only example I can think of is Todd's Acoustic Voice guitar that nearly didn't happen because one or two of the contributing luthiers had a hard time coordinating or fitting it into their schedules and in the end some took more on to their plate than was originally agreed upon. Is this is the exception rather than the rule or it mostly one shop does all the structural stuff and subcontracts the decorative inlay?
~ Neil (sofa player, shower singer and basement whittler)
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