Luthiers in Palm Beach, Florida?

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Luthiers in Palm Beach, Florida?

Post by Boywithflaxenhair » Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:07 pm

My godfather's classical guitar (which i've been using for the last year ever since my Yamaha starter ceased to co-operate =p) is starting to fail me as I get better at guitar. I am looking to purchase my own guitar within the next year and wanted to know if there were any good luthiers in the Palm Beach area. Any info is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance

Pepe Vergara

Post by Pepe Vergara » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:04 pm

Is that a high-humidit area? Just curious.


Post by Derry » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:34 am

Pepe, being a "past" Florida resident for 20 years I can tell you it is high humidity as most all the State is,, LOL,,


Post by Boywithflaxenhair » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:34 pm

Derry wrote:Pepe, being a "past" Florida resident for 20 years I can tell you it is high humidity as most all the State is,, LOL,,
amen =( horrible humid.

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Great luthier in Clearwater

Post by Tim W » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:54 am

Take a drive over to Clearwater. It is well worth the trip Augustino LoPrinzi is there, and he has been building wonderful guitars for 50+ years. A very lively and charming guy.


Post by mlfly » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:46 pm

Here's one in the Orlando area. I've seen and heard one - beautiful guitar.


Post by Derry » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:05 pm

see in this months Fingerstyle mag that a Siesta Key Guitars is in Sarasota,, their web site is ,,

may want to call Augie in Clearwater before making the trip,, lived there 7 months ago and last time I talked to him he was requiring appointments,, not sure if he is into CGs anymore as his Ukulele business has really grown,, was an article in the local paper about his travels to the Pacific and all the interest in his instruments,, daughter also taking over the buisiness,,


Post by Boywithflaxenhair » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:24 am

Hmm... sounds like a fun roadtrip!


Post by mlfly » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:57 am

pepe wrote:Is that a high-humidit area? Just curious.
I'm 150 miles north and I guarantee they have some humidity. Here's what happens in humid times of the year on my guitar:

1. Low "G" note on 6th string is flat out dead.
2. High "G" string varies in tone day by day.

But, now it's dry (November) and the sustain and tone are great. It's like a different guitar.

I'd suggest a dehumidifier for any FL guitarist. At the least, expect some variation in tone depending on the time of year.

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