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philly area luthiers who will teach

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by godoze, Jan 15, 2003.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    anybody ? i want a teacher. I 've read the books. I've spent some money. I have had failures (got a nice bat out of it..)

    Anybody remotely in the area willing to teach me the art of luthiery ?

    please ?
     
  2. oddentity

    oddentity

    Nov 20, 2000
    Philly
    I would also be very interested.
     
  3. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    maybe if we found someone we could talk to him/her and maybe put something together ?

    I was thinking about who we have . We have Ken Smith's people, and then there is Matt Pulcinella, DiPinto.

    Maybe we could see how much someone might want to teach us.
     
  4. oddentity

    oddentity

    Nov 20, 2000
    Philly
    Have you ever seen the PCN (PA Cable Network) documentary on the Smith factory? It's very cool. They rerun it from time to time, as well as the documentary on Martin Guitars.

    The guy who builds KYDD EUBs, Bruce Kaminsky, is in Upper Darby.

    Where is DiPinto located?

    There used to be a guy in Havertown who built electric guitars, under the brand Arpeggio. A couple of years ago I approached him about taking lessons but he wasn't very receptive. Anyway, his store is no longer there, and I don't know if he's still in business.
     
  5. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    DiPinto is downtown Philly...

    No, I haven't seen the Smith thing...