Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

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Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by Guero » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:40 am

I wonder if there are any luthiers whose partner is a CGplayer...

Never heard of a guitar player saying "this guitar is made by my beloved wife/husband/partner". :)

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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by EricKatz » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:21 am

Famous Dutch luthiers Otto Vowinkel
(Esther Steenbergen) and Bert Kwakkel (Jacqueline Snel) both are married to accomplished guitar players!

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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:38 am

Lourdes Uncilla and Jose Miguel Moreno - maybe not big names on this forum, but he is one of the best guitar and lute players in the world, while she makes his instruments. He has also made one or two for himself. He has a big collection!

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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by astro64 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:06 pm

Dominique Field is married to guitarist Catherine Liolios.

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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by Portland Bill » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:43 pm

Are there any Luthiers married to glamour models, if so I might buy some chisels ?

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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by Michael.N. » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:09 pm

I'm afraid luthiers are well below any glamour model. Last I heard they were below the rag pickers. I think they are on a level with vagrants. I'll have to look it up again.
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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by vesa » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:02 am

It was once mentioned that a luthier needs an undertanding wife
and if he wants to ¨make his living¨ by making guitars,
an understanding wife with a solid income. :)
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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by souldier » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:56 pm

I could imagine how this could be beneficial to both player and luthier. The luthier is receiving constant feedback from someone who can bring the most out of the instrument over an extended period of time, while many other luthiers don't get to hear their instrument or receive substantive feedback once it has left the shop. I'd also imagine a spouse would be more willing to be frank in their critique.
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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by Guero » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:00 pm

souldier wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:56 pm
I could imagine how this could be beneficial to both player and luthier. The luthier is receiving constant feedback from someone who can bring the most out of the instrument over an extended period of time, while many other luthiers don't get to hear their instrument or receive substantive feedback once it has left the shop. I'd also imagine a spouse would be more willing to be frank in their critique.
But couldn't it be an overdose of your guitars? It's like taking your work home and not being able to let go or concentrate on your next projects?!
Would you charge the same for it from your couple than you would from others? What if your couple suddenly doesn't like the sound of your guitars anymore and sells it on the bay? :wink: (of course without telling you before)
Or starts a "guitar affair" with the luthier next door whose instruments she/he prefers?
Just some thoughts before going to sleep....

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Re: Luthiers married to CGplayer?!

Post by mlau » Tue May 15, 2018 6:49 pm

If I miraculously marry a beautiful, smart young lady that's a guitar player...I would absolutely get back to building guitars.
If she wants one from someone else, I'd offer to copy it (if it's out of my reach, like an original Torres) or buy it.

I just hope she doesn't sleep with them. It'd break my heart and marriage.

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