Well Guys Hows The Luthier Trade Treating You?

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by DRF, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. DRF

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    Myself I've been waffling back and forth on what to do...thats luthier speak for a continuous Siesta. After I finish this one custom build I think I will just offer completed instruments for sale via my website. Doing custom work for ever changing picky guitarists is hitting me like a mind and financial soak.

    I'm obviously doing it wrong, I haven't done enough but it's costing me to build. Settle on a couple models, streamline and done. Tired of making templates and working with new hardware.
     
  2. jayjackson

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    I only Do work on My own Guitars, so I only buy the tools I need for them. Doing work for others can become a Big Pain. Now if some one was to offer me Big Bucks to Build a Guitar I would consider it. The reason I do my own work is there are few Luthiers in My county. And I don't want to Deal with any surprises that having someone else might do.
     
  3. DRF

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    Hmm well that is a different animal...I mean that sounds somewhat like hobby territory, I know there were a few guys on here starting up and doing it as a business. Also imo repairing guitars is different than building in many respects. I'm retired so theres no fulfillment for me doing say a refret and it would be a time suck away from one of my ground up builds where I typically spend many many hrs just dressing the frets.
     

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