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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 08-04-2012 12:02 AM

I happen to live in an area that’s overrun with guitar builders, but there was a SCWA meeting at Luthier's Mercantile a couple o’ something ago, and it sounds like there are gatherings at places where you can use forms and benders, if you can get to ‘em. Seems to me like it’s totally reasonable to buy a bookmatch back pair (and even side set) if you don’t have your own bandsaw.

And you can definitely pick and choose how much you want to buy and how much you want to build.

I’m hoping to do a solid body electric with a teenager of my acquaintance shortly, hope to see how yours comes out.

And my brother-in-law and his son (well, okay, really the other way around) have just started building guitars for sale.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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