Luthiers of Austin: Measuring Interest for a New Guild

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by psychotiger, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. psychotiger

    psychotiger

    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    A buddy and myself have approached the folks at Woodcraft in Austin, Texas about hosting quarterly meeting for builders of all levels. They have tentatively agreed. I would like to know if anyone here would be interested in something like that. The Luthiers Interactive of North Texas up in DFW seem to enjoy themselves. Why not us?

    Clif
     
  2. Big B.

    Big B.

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I'm actually planning on moving to Austin at the beginning of september and I'd be interested. Also, if you have any suggestions about employmeny as a luthier or woodworker please PM me. Thanks!
     
  3. gyancey

    gyancey Supporting Member

    Sure why not?
     
  4. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    I'm working with a Woodcraft here to teach some classes about building. Perhaps we can compare notes.
     
  5. psychotiger

    psychotiger

    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    Great Yancey. I'll keep you posted.
     
  6. psychotiger

    psychotiger

    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    I appreciate that Mike. I will let you know what form this thing takes.

    Clif
     
  7. tjclem

    tjclem Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    There are a bunch of you in Austin aren't there?
     
  8. psychotiger

    psychotiger

    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    Tom, I thought so but not getting much traction yet.
     
  9. tjclem

    tjclem Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    You never know. Worth a try though.
     
  10. mrz2u

    mrz2u

    May 10, 2012
    well I am in Pflugerville...that count? :)

    I am far from what you might consider a luthier really...I am working on my first and second bass right now but I would likely be interested in something like that.
     
  11. There are a bunch of guys from TDPRI that are from Austin as well.

    lowsound
     
  12. psychotiger

    psychotiger

    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    Hmmm. Puff-luger-ville. Yeah, I guess that's all good. ;)
     
  13. psychotiger

    psychotiger

    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    I posted there as well. :cool:
     
  14. Must have been the thread I saw. I really need to register an account there. I have learn a lot from their builder's corner.

    lowsound
     
  15. psychotiger

    psychotiger

    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    Yep. Their "Tele Home Depot Forum" is really good.

    Clif
     
  16. 49sfine

    49sfine

    Apr 20, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Boy, I wouild love something like this! I am a transplant from Albuquerque, NM (3 years) ago and still lack the kind of contacts I would love to have with other like-minded folks. Certainly I am no luthier though. I have been doing a lot of refinish/refurbish work, especially on Wishbasses, but what I really want to do (as well) is build my own. I also have a special interest in hollow body and semi-hollow body basses (especially vintage) and would love to to learn more about how they are put together, etc. I converted my garage into a small work shop and I spend a lot of time out there and plan to spend even more as my skills and experience expand. ANY contact with other folks doing any of this kind of work would be welcome! How can I help?
     
  17. psychotiger

    psychotiger

    Feb 24, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Builder: Moore Custom Guitars
    Sounds like we are in the same boat as far as experience and shop set up. As this thing gets rolling, I will know more about what help we will need. Thanks for offering.

    Clif