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Old 01-10-2021, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Rmccamey View Post
I don't understand the end result you are looking to achieve. You come up with a list of lutiers who build Martin inspired guitars or Martin clones. So...........what would I do with such a list? If I call a luthier not on the list and ask if they could build a Martin clone and they say "Yes" does that then qualify them to be on the list? If I call a luthier not on the list and ask if they had ever built a Martin clone in the past and they say "Yes" does that qualify them to be on the list? If I call a luthier on the list and ask if they build Martin clones and they say "No" would they get taken off the list? Is the list luthiers we, the general public, "think" build Martin clones or luthiers who actually state that they build Martin clones?

Sorry, it just seems like this list could or should contain the vast majority of luthiers who build or who have ever built a steel string guitar. I appreciate the discussion and viewpoints given, I just do not see much purpose for this long list of luthiers that will never be completely accurate.
I was hoping to compile a "best of the best" list. I know in my own head who I'm commissioning, but because of this list I contacted a luthier and he is not taking commissions right now. And I was already in the Queue with one other luthier on the list. And I thought it might be helpful for those who frequent the custom shop. No other ulterior motive whatsoever, with the possible exception of alienating and offending Juston and JT.
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