You Think “Luthier” - Jol Dantzig KNOWS you’re a HOBBYIST

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  1. fifteenohms

    fifteenohms Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100% what this guy says: “The most important tool in a shop is the clock.”

    Jol knows something! He also started Hamer.

    So for those running around saying “ I am a Luthier” but you’re not making a profit, “you’re a hobbyist.”

    Lolz! Hard truth but 100% correct: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/25718-esoterica-electrica-prime-time-for-a-classic-tool
     
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    Definition of luthier

    : one who makes stringed musical instruments (such as violins or guitars)

    The ability to make money or being a " hobbyist" does not define a luthier.
    Jol is full of it.:lol:
    BP
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    I has nothing to do with profit.
    The least important thing : how long it takes. It takes as long as it takes, to get a good result. Fuck the clock, I don't give a rat's ass.

    A "luthier" is an artist a craftsman, not a bank account.
     
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    was this just an ad for a pin router?
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    What's a "pin router?"
     
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    A tool a " luthier" uses.
    BP
     
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    A tool a " luthier" uses.
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why but why are early PRS guitars so sought after?

    I have an early PRS Studio (with Fralin p/u's), which I love but my core PRS guitars are just as good.

    Early BC Rich guitars that I've played are REALLY good.................same with Dean.

    I had 2 Dean flame top V's and a black Cadillac.

    Those Deans cost me a total of $750.00.

    They're all gone.

    Traded them to get a Gibson LP Custom; LP Std and a re-issue LP Jr.

    I traded/sold those Gibsons and still have the LP Custom.

    I was fortunate to acquire 4 James Trussart guitars.

    IMO, they're REALLY good.

    I also own an early McInturff Empress; Teye LaPirata; Melancon P 90 Artist; Knaggs Severn Tier 2 and an Unk Standard.

    IMO, all of these early builds are special.

    I acquired all of these guitars used except the Unk & the McInturff.
     
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    Thanks for the Hamer history link. Cool history. I read it all. OP is basically saying youre not a luthier unless its a business, which is silly.
     
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    Not all business's are profitable.
     
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    jstich Well-Known Member

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    According to OP if youre not making a profit youre not a luthier. Read the post.
     
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    OK.

    Paul Reed Smith might be the only luthier on the planet.
     
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    Pretty much.
     
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    Being a luthier and being a profitable business are two separate things entirely.
     
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    fifteenohms Well-Known Member

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    “One who makes” as in, a maker of things.

    THAT guy defined has makering ability to make... a living.
     
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    fifteenohms Well-Known Member

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    It’s kinda hard to be a-luting if you’re broke
     
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    Makering ability to make? Check your basic grammar shit before you post.
     
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    great article above. hope someone remembers to update it to part2
     
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    Its a good early history of Hamer. The original copyright is 2010 on the first part .
     

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