Careers as Luthiers and Others That Our Users Here Have

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    Dom Nizza
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    In appreciation to USER Frizz I “borrowed” some information on an Interesting Career that might be considered by others.

    Become a “LUTHIER” .. a REPAIR CRAFTSMAN of String Musical Instruments. My experience was only as a Violin student through my school years. I experienced the need of a Luthier to refurbish my fiddle.. and give it a Strad appearance.
    Here is one old Work Shop.


    When you enter this one a little bell on the door will sound


    You will find the master craftsman at work like this.

    However, if you enter this modern day one in Green Bay you will be greeted with music and a 360 degree Tour of his shop. Like this.

    CLICK RIGHT HERE and enjoy a personalized Tour

    Thanks Frizz …. Any other careers that some might pursue here?

    #1885398

    greyhounder
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    That reminds me — I still need to get my bow re-haired…..

    Bec

    #1885399

    Dom Nizza
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    @greyhounder wrote:

    That reminds me — I still need to get my bow re-haired…..

    Bec

    Those horse tails always keep coming off. :lol::lol:
    This instrument should be difficult to repair.

    Never saw a “Harp.. Guitar” before. It looks pregnant and beautiful. I wonder what it sounds like. … :?::?: It looks difficult to repair and costs big bucks.

    #1885400

    Dom Nizza
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    Not certain this Guitar Player, who would have been 73 old this year …. had any Guitars repaired at the Work Shop… but, he sure helped sell a lot of them.

    If he were living today (at 73) what lyrics would he have written for this particular song… “ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT” for the SENIOR CITIZEN VERSION of today. Check it out.

    CLICK RIGHT HERE NOW and follow the lyrics and the music Not easy finding this stuff. :lol::lol: Enjoy! .. No.. not me playing the guitar.

    Playing guitars and repairing them are Great careers… if you are good at it.

    #1885401

    Trudy and the beast
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    Pat Metheny’s Picasso guitar could keep a Luthier quite busy.

    Here is Pat playing it.

    #1885402

    TyeDyeSkyGuy
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    Speaking of guitars and guitar players, Jeff Healey passed away yesterday from cancer at the young age of 41.

    #1885403

    Dom Nizza
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    @tyedyeskyguy wrote:

    Speaking of guitars and guitar players, Jeff Healey passed away yesterday from cancer at the young age of 41.

    Thanks for the info … Jeff healey died a little too young … was a Canadian blind jazz and blues singer-rock guitarist. For those not too familiar with him here is one photo I retrieved.

    Musician reports and Singers might be an opportunity to start another Off Topic on Music and performers… just a thought. I have lots of music stuff from this old Baritone. Ahem…

    #1885404

    Does my Mountain Hammered Dulcimer fit in this category?? I hiope it never needs repair. It was a bear getting tuned in. I bought a handmade on while in Colorado in December. Now if I could get UN-lazy and start reading music instead of playing by ear. LOL I’ll call upon Frizz to fix `er right up then ;)

    #1885405

    Trudy and the beast
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    Reading up on Luthiers and their trade, I am tempted to build my own violin. What an achievement that would be…, now if I could only play the violin, it would really be great.

    #1885406

    Dom Nizza
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    @Trudy & the beast wrote:

    Reading up on Luthiers and their trade, I am tempted to build my own violin. What an achievement that would be…, now if I could only play the violin, it would really be great.

    Why not give making your own a chance? You can do it.. You don’t have to be as expert as this guy.

    .. I remember making ukuleles out of cigar boxes. :lol::lol::roll:
    .If you are real serious William Bartruff can help you at this location.
    http://www.bartruff.com/howto/ A real pro.
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    #1885407

    Trekkin and Birdin
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    Hey Fu, I have three mountain dulcimers! Maybe we can start a WGA band, LOL. Create some kind of cache with a logging requirement of playing “Rock of Ages” (in honor of our least favorite kind of hide!)

    #1885408

    greyhounder
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    I actually even own a bowed psaltry. I used to play it (not well) but it’s been a l-o-n-g time…..

    Bec

    #1885409

    @Trekkin’ and Birdin’ wrote:

    Hey Fu, I have three mountain dulcimers! Maybe we can start a WGA band, LOL. Create some kind of cache with a logging requirement of playing “Rock of Ages” (in honor of our least favorite kind of hide!)

    3?? KEWL!! Are they regular Moutnain dulcimers or hammered??? I was so excited about getting my first. Do you give lessons?? I need lessons BAD!!! LOL Would be a long way to drive to learn :D

    I’m all for a stringed band. I need a case for this thing though. Not the easiest to lug around. I can manage “Rock of Ages a Tribute to our Least Favorite Caches” Heck.. I’m trying to learn “Music Box Dancer” by ear!!

    #1885410

    Dom Nizza
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    This is a combination of Banjo and Violin music for the Farmers and another career. Here is an “OLD FARMER’S ADVICE” and his music.

    CLICK RIGHT HERE and Start the music He is a little ugly but worth listening to. I hope you agree? . .. :roll::lol:

    #1885411

    Dom Nizza
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    @Trudy & the beast wrote:

    Reading up on Luthiers and their trade, I am tempted to build my own violin. What an achievement that would be…, now if I could only play the violin, it would really be great.

    Trudy… sometimes you just have to practice like this little 11 year old… In fact you provided it in another Off Topic thread.

    Check it out here… of this Dazzling 11 year ..

    SIRENA HUANG and can be heard by just clicking this LINK.
    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/45

    Oh yes, just practice, practice… :roll::roll:
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