Any luthier around Boston?

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Re: Any luthier around Boston?

Post by hatalap » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:26 pm

There are a couple of options. One is Yukon Stubblebine in Somerville. Yukon does a great job on a variety of instruments, he as worked on several of my guitars. Steve Morrill Guitar Repair right near Berklee, but he is very busy. Finally there is Glenn Nichols about 45 minutes outside Boston. Glenn did some restoration work on one of my guitars. I think it really depends on what you need done.

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Re: Any luthier around Boston?

Post by celestemcc » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Oscar Azaret in Andover is a luthier, but don't know if he does repairs.
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Re: Any luthier around Boston?

Post by SeanWinkler » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:38 pm

Thomas Knatt in Groton also does repair work. I haven't ever worked with him, but I've heard positive things. If you're looking for an early instrument specialist, maybe contact Von Huene in Brookline. They are primarily a recorder shop, but they may know of local luthiers who specialize in lutes and other stringed instruments. Similarly, the folks at the Boston Early Music Festival might be able to provide info. Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs are the artistic directors, and they are both plucked instrument players.
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Re: Any luthier around Boston?

Post by hatalap » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:29 am

Yukon had a lute in his shop when I was there recently.

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Re: Any luthier around Boston?

Post by eno » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:55 pm

Grooveman JS wrote:Mention Boston ..... Aaron Green is the first person to come to mind. Have been researching into different luthiers & came across quite a few of his guitars; heard them through videos posted & read much about him on the forum as well as outside. Impressive guitars & of course the restoration work that he's done on Bouchet guitars & all.....
While searching for an upgrade guitar I wisited Aaron Green sometime ago and tried two of his guitars and also a bunch of high-grade ones made by other luthiers that he had for sale. WOW, I had a chance to try Hauser II and Bouchet, and the Hauser was truly outstanding! But I was really impressed with Aaron's guitar too. I woulds say that apart from Hauser this would be the guitar I would prefer to all the rest of his collection, but unfortunately it was above my budget limits. It was very playable, responsive and had beautifull colourful and lively sound.
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Re: Any luthier around Boston?

Post by Grooveman JS » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:49 am

eno wrote:
Grooveman JS wrote:Mention Boston ..... Aaron Green is the first person to come to mind. Have been researching into different luthiers & came across quite a few of his guitars; heard them through videos posted & read much about him on the forum as well as outside. Impressive guitars & of course the restoration work that he's done on Bouchet guitars & all.....
While searching for an upgrade guitar I wisited Aaron Green sometime ago and tried two of his guitars and also a bunch of high-grade ones made by other luthiers that he had for sale. WOW, I had a chance to try Hauser II and Bouchet, and the Hauser was truly outstanding! But I was really impressed with Aaron's guitar too. I woulds say that apart from Hauser this would be the guitar I would prefer to all the rest of his collection, but unfortunately it was above my budget limits. It was very playable, responsive and had beautifull colourful and lively sound.
Yep Agree +1 on Aaron Green guitars.......had the opportunity to play 1 the moment i started playing first impressions were the playability & the lively sound to it
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