Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

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. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    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