Luthiers in San Francisco area?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Benjamin Strange, Apr 21, 2004.


  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I have reached a crossroads in my professional life, and I'm wanting to learn something new. I am looking for a challenge, so I have decided to try my hand at guitar building/repair.

    I'd like to intern in a shop here in the SF bay area, but I am only aware of a few places (Zon, Modulus, Real Guitars). Can anybody make some suggestions as to where to start, who to talk to, and and what information I need to be armed with for such a quest?
     
  2. I'd talk to the bass guy at Gelb Music in Redwood City. Probably a good resource.
     
  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Alembic is less than an hour away.
     
  4. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    As is Michael Dolan, an excellent luthier who used to work there (in the seventies I think) and has been building his own customs ever since.

    www.dolanguitars.com

    Marshall