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Coronavirus effects on Bay Area guitar builders and musicians
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Saturday Mar 28th, 2020 12:22 AM
A photo of renowned guitar builder Michihiro Matsuda a.k.a. Michi, in his guitar building workshop.
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Coronavirus effects on Bay Area guitar builders and musicians

By Lynda Carson - March 28, 2020

Oakland - The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a financial hardship on guitar builders and musicians in the Bay Area. Especially because of all the concert cancellations, luthier convention cancelations, luthier supply companies that temporarily have closed their doors, and a host of other effects that are hard on performing musicians, roadies, sound engineers, and musicians making a living by giving lessons.

According to Oakland’s Master Luthier, Ervin Somogyi, he said, “I have not been to my guitar workshop for the last two weeks, and have been trying to stay away from people because of the shelter-in-place orders and the coronavirus. I have been working at home instead, and doing detail work such as keeping up with all the emails I receive, and have been working on my newest book. In my book, I am telling people to think twice about becoming a luthier (guitar builder), because it is very hard work, and it does not pay much.”

Earlier, Michihiro Matsuda a.k.a. Michi, a master guitar builder in Redwood City who apprenticed with Ervin Somogyi, he stated, “My major concern is that if this economic recession continues after this COVID-19 situation is over, people would not be spending money for guitars, or music. For example, they may not be going to music shows, live events, buying musical instruments, etc… or guitar conventions that are being cancelled in the United States, and Japan. People are ordered to shelter-in-place in California, and communities in Japan because of the coronavirus.”

Guitar builders/luthiers go to luthier conventions so they can sell their guitars, and recently several major luthier conventions have been cancelled.

Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Grants and Loans For Those In The Music Industry:

However, there may be some good news to help people out in the music industry being affected by the coronavirus financial disaster that is negatively affecting many.

The coronavirus stimulus bill that was just signed into law earlier today has funding in it in the form of grants and loans for self-employed musicians, music support crews such as roadies, songwriters, sound engineers, independent recording artists, and many others in the music industry. People may apply for grants or loans with the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance program, through the government Small Business Administration, to get assistance in these trying times.

As reported in Rolling Stone, in part it states, “Thanks to music advocacy groups, relief package passed by the U.S. Senate will apply to songwriters, sound engineers, independent recording artists, and more.

Under the final $2 trillion relief package, self-employed musicians, songwriters, and music support crew who make under $100,000 annually are eligible to apply for relief grants and loans such as emergency economic injury disaster loan (EIDL) grants. (The Senate approved its bill late Wednesday and the House is expected to confirm its counterpart on Friday.) The stimulus deal — the largest in American history — also includes a bundle of other programs assisting small businesses, contractors, individuals with student loans, and unemployed workers, which can put more cash in music-industry workers’ pockets.

Under the final $2 trillion relief package, self-employed musicians, songwriters, and music support crew who make under $100,000 annually are eligible to apply for relief grants and loans such as emergency economic injury disaster loan (EIDL) grants. (The Senate approved its bill late Wednesday and the House is expected to confirm its counterpart on Friday.)”

Master Luthier Michihiro Matsuda a.k.a Michi of Nearby Redwood City:

During an interview earlier with Michihiro Matsuda a.k.a Michi, he said, “My name is Michihiro Matsuda, I am a luthier (guitar maker) who makes custom hand crafted acoustic guitars.

In this current situation (coronavirus financial disaster), my work is slowing down a lot. Some supply shops are temporarily closing.

Osaka Sound Messe 2020, which is one of the important guitar conventions in Osaka Japan, where I can display my guitars, got canceled recently.

My major concern is that if this economic recession continues after this COVID-19 situation people would not be spending money for guitars, or music. For example, going to music shows, live events, buying musical instruments, etc… or guitar conventions that are being cancelled in the United States, and Japan. People are ordered to shelter-in-place in California, and communities in Japan because of the coronavirus.”

When I asked 53 year old Michi how he became interested in the world of luthiers and building guitars, he said, “I was a guitar player. I loved music and acoustic guitars. I also liked wood, and working with my hands. In Japan, I became interested in learning how to build guitars, but did not know how, and did not have access to the internet. I heard about some guitar building schools in Japan, but they only taught people how to build electric guitars.

Then I read an article about a guitar building school in the United States that taught people how to build electric and acoustic guitars. It was called the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery.

So, I followed my heart. I quit my job, and in 1997 I ended up going to the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Arizona. I still have family in Tokyo, Japan.

After I graduated from Roberto Venn in 1977, and became certified to build and repair electric and acoustic guitars, I left Phoenix and became an apprentice of Ervin Somogyi.

I worked in Ervin’s guitar workshop for a few weeks. After Ervin became satisfied with my skills, Ervin accepted me as an apprentice in 1997, and I was his apprentice for three and a half years.

Afterwards, I set up my own shop in Oakland to build guitars in a warehouse.

I later moved from Oakland, and set up my guitar building/luthier shop in Redwood City around five years ago in 2014.”

Oakland’s Master Luthier, Ervin Somogyi:

During an interview earlier with Ervin Somogyi, he said, “I have not been to my guitar workshop for the last two weeks, and have been trying to stay away from people because of the shelter-in-place orders and the coronavirus. I have been working at home instead, and doing detail work such as keeping up with all the emails I receive, and have been working on my newest book. In my book, I am telling people to think twice about becoming a luthier (guitar builder), because it is very hard work, and it does not pay much.

Thankfully for me, I am slowing down a lot. I am not going to luthier conventions like I used to, many of which were far away in countries far from the United States. I really enjoyed going to the luthier conventions in Healdsburg before they ended, because it was only an hour and a half away. I used to get so tired going out of the country for major luthier conventions, and it would affect me for days to be on an airplane for so long to get there, and back. Thankfully, I have enough work to keep me busy at my shop in Oakland, and I do not need to travel to major luthier conventions to sell my guitars anymore.

However, the coronavirus has affected many luthiers and guitar builders in Northern California, and the recent cancellations of some major luthier conventions in Osaka, Japan, and Berlin, Germany, will financial harm many.

Additionally, because of the crazy stuff that President Trump has been saying, the stock market keeps losing ground. As a result, people are canceling orders for handmade guitars, because they have lost so much money in the stock market.”

The effects of the coronavirus are affecting workers and musicians alike in the Bay Area.

In a recent email from Matthew Montfort of the local fusion group called Ancient Future, “With good reason, concerts and classes are being cancelled left and right, and musicians are being hit very hard. Musicians in Northern California were already suffering from very high housing costs, decreasing support for the arts, and absurdly low payments from the music streaming platforms. With all of this, we very much need your support to continue the music.

The sad truth is that people in a variety of professions and life stages are in financial trouble now or will be soon, no doubt including many of the people who read this newsletter. There are ways you can help if you are currently in a position to do so.”

In a different recent email from Mariah Parker, of the Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble;

“Dear Friends,
 
I'm sad to say my duet concert with Matthew Montfort in Petaluma on March 14th and the Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble concert at the Occidental Center for the Arts on March 28th have both been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus. 
 
Both venues are refunding any tickets purchased and we are working on rescheduling these events and will keep you posted! In the meantime my focus is on the recording project and I'll have some updates on that soon as well.
 
Stay healthy everyone and be kind... we're all in this together!”

In Oakland at the Paramount Theater recently, the East Bay Symphony/Oakland Symphony had to cancel the 8:00PM Brahms / Sphinx Virtuso concert for March 20, 2020, which affected many struggling musicians including my dear friend Michael Graham a cellist for the Oakland Symphony. Michael also performs with various Broadway musicals that may be facing cancellations including some at the Golden Gate Theater, and other venues in San Francisco. Click here for more event cancellations in the Bay Area.

See a few additional interesting links below...

-Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com


Michihiro Matsuda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY1w3C0tSRo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvB8F3o76G0

Listen To A Used Matsuda Guitar - Built in 2017 - Sold By The North American Guitar in the UK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-kOhdIYzeA

Matsuda Guitars

https://matsudaguitars.com/

https://matsudaguitars.com/gallery/

http://www.matsudaguitars.com/

Info [at] matsudaguitars.com


The Somogyi Diospyros - Michael Watts performing on a Somogyi guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckJYoMdxYQI

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Coronavirus threatens luthier's like end of Healdsburg Guitar Festival did

By Lynda Carson - April 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading, and the shelter-in-place orders have been extended.

If this pandemic continues, and gets as bad as they say it will in the U.S., this will make it much harder on luthiers / guitar builders to survive.

When the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in Northern California came to an end in 2013, it made it harder for luthiers / guitar builders to survive.

See a few links below... to see what is not happening any longer.

(LC)

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2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival (The last year it existed)

http://web.archive.org/web/20151208101818/http://guitarfestival.lmii.com/

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Luthiers at 2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival (The websites were captured in 2013)

http://web.archive.org/web/20151006090626/http://guitarfestival.lmii.com/participants/luthiers-2013.html

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Healdsburg Guitar Festival Schedule - 2013

http://web.archive.org/web/20151006090619/http://guitarfestival.lmii.com/details/festival-schedule-2013.html

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Builder seminars 2013

http://web.archive.org/web/20151006150745/http://guitarfestival.lmii.com/activities/builder-seminars-2013.html

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Player Workshops 2013

http://web.archive.org/web/20151006143145/http://guitarfestival.lmii.com/activities/workshops-2013.html

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Images of the Healdsburg Guitar Festival

https://tinyurl.com/txgjlds

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Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic threatens luthiers/guitar builders in U.S. & Canada

By Lynda Carson - April 4, 2020

According to the John Hopkins coronavirus /COVID-19 pandemic website, on April 3, 2020, there were 1,016,534 confirmed cases, with most of the worlds confirmed cases located in the U.S., followed next by Italy, Spain, Germany and many other countries around the world. There were 53,164 known deaths as a result of the virus, and the virus (pandemic) is spreading like wild fire in the U.S., and across the globe with many more deaths expected as a result.

This evening according to the website from John Hopkins there were 1,203,099 known cases today, with 64,774 known deaths.

There are presently 312,146 known cases in U.S., and it is spreading across the country faster than people can comprehend.

With over 200,000 known new cases around the world in only one day, and 312,146 known cases in the U.S., with the U.S. having the most people infected by the virus, it is a very grim situation indeed.

Because of the pandemic we are experiencing, and because no one really knows who may be struck next with the virus, or who may die as a result, I decided to provide one more list of luthiers / guitar builders who make beautiful handmade custom built guitars mostly in the U.S., and some from Canada.

There are already many musicians that have died already in the U.S. from the virus pandemic, and I suspect that many luthiers/guitar builders may also be affected in one way, or another.

It is my hope that people can still enjoy seeing the beauty of the handmade custom stringed instruments that people are making while the luthiers/guitar builders are still around.

My intent is not to promote the sale of anything, but to celebrate the beauty of the luthiers/guitar builders while they still are bringing so much joy, and beauty to the world we live in.

See the links below...

Sincerely,

Lynda Carson

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(Note: To the best of my knowledge, William Eaton's beautiful handmade guitar harps are not for sale, and have been made to bring great joy to the world of music. )

William Eaton Harp Guitars

https://tinyurl.com/s5299pg

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American Archtop Guitars

https://www.americanarchtop.com/

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Baron Guitars

https://www.americanarchtop.com/

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Briggs Guitars

http://briggsguitars.com/

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Brown Guitars

https://brown.guitars/

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Bourgeois Guitars

https://bourgeoisguitars.net/

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Circa Guitars

http://www.circaguitars.com/

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Iris Guitars/Circle Strings

http://www.circlestrings.com/

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Comins Guitars

https://www.cominsguitars.com/

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Datlen Luthiery

https://www.datlenluthiery.com/

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Elijah Jewel Guitars

https://www.elijahjewelguitars.com/

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FE Tellier Guitars

https://fetellierguitars.com/

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Froggy Bottom Guitars

https://froggybottomguitars.com/

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German Guitars

http://germanguitars.com/

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Greenfield Guitars

https://www.greenfieldguitars.com/

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Jay Rosenblatt Guitars

https://jayrosenblattguitars.com/

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Ken Parker Archtops

https://kenparkerarchtops.com/

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Kaufman Guitars and Kline Acoustic Guitars

https://www.kleinandkauffmanguitars.com/

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Kinnaird Guitars

http://www.stephenkinnaird.com/index.html

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Laurent Brindel Guitars

http://www.laurentbrondel.com/

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Maegen Wells Guitars & Mandolins

http://www.maegenwellsguitars.com/

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Maguire Guitars

http://rickmaguireguitars.com/

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Mirabella Guitars

https://mirabellaguitars.com/

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Monteleone Guitars & Mandolins

https://monteleone.net/

https://monteleone.net/Gallery.php

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Morrissey Guitars

https://www.morrisseyguitars.com/

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Osthoff Guitars

http://www.osthoffguitars.com/

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Oxwood Guitars

https://www.oxwoodguitars.com/

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Pellerin Guitars

https://www.guitarespellerin.com/instruments/

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Phifer Guitars

https://www.phiferguitars.com/

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Robbins Acoustics

https://www.robbinsacoustics.com/

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Guidry Guitars

https://samguidryguitars.com/

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Thorell Guitars

https://www.thorellguitars.com/

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Timothy Bram Guitars

https://www.timbramguitars.com/

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Vellone Guitars

http://www.velloneguitars.com/

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Wilborn Guitars

https://www.wilbornguitars.com/

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Woolson Soundcraft

https://woolsonsoundcraft.com/

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N.J. Rivers Guitars

https://njrguitars.com/

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Beard Guitars

https://www.beardguitars.com/

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Widman Custom Electrics

https://www.widmancustomelectrics.com
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August Guitars

https://www.augustguitars.com/

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Crow River Guitars

http://www.crowriverguitars.com/

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Hepcat Steel Guitars

https://hepcatsteelguitars.com/

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Hewn Guitars

http://www.hewnguitars.com/

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Kammerer Guitars

http://jonkammerercustoms.com/

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Kennedy Guitars

http://www.kennedyguitars.com/

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Lang Guitars

http://www.langguitars.com/Lang_Guitars/Welcome.html

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Mason Guitars

http://masonguitars.net/

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McKnight Guitars

http://www.mcknightguitars.com/about-us/

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MPLS Guitars

http://mplsguitars.com/

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Pederson Custom Guitars

http://pedersoncustomguitars.com/

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Randolph Ukelele

http://www.randolphukulele.com/

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Tim Reede Guitars

http://www.reedeguitars.com/

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Ron Tracy Guitars

https://rontracyguitars.com/

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Seaton Guitars

https://seatonguitars.com/

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Studio 24 Guitars

http://www.studio24guitars.com/

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Tree Strings Guitars

https://treestrings.com/

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Whalehazard Guitars

http://www.whalehazard.com/

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ROBERTO-VENN STUDENT GUITAR EXHIBIT AND GRADUATION (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQOOd3GVbT8

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§Effects of coronavirus COVID-19 on the musicians
by Lynda Carson
Wednesday Apr 8th, 2020 8:19 PM
Effects of coronavirus COVID-19 on the musicians

By Lynda Carson - April 8, 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has been threatening to guitar builders (luthiers), and musicians alike.

Reportedly, the list below compiled from different websites includes some of those who are among the dead, and ill musicians affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

John Prine died within the last 24 hours.

Additionally, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne (died). Joe Diffie (died). Manu Dibango - jazz trumpeter (died). Wallace Rooney (died). Alan Merrill - famous songwriter of “I Love Rock & Roll” (died). Ellis Marsalis (died). Bucky Pizzarelli (died). Marcelo Peralta. Mike Longo.

Others who tested positive with the virus, and one who believes he has the virus:

Veteran rock guitarist Larry Cambell (very sick). Jackson Browne. Tom Rush. Marianne Faithful. Chuck Billy. Ray Benson. Tanya-Blount Trotter. Solve Sundsbo of Pink. Christopher Cross. Sara Bareilles. YNW Melly. John Taylor of Duran, Duran. Kalie Shorr. Juan Pablo Villamil. BeBe Winans. Scarface of Geto Boys (very sick). Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel. Slim Thug. Charlotte Lawrence, singer songwriter. DJ Webster. David Bryan of Bon Jovi. Placido Domingo. Thelma Plum. Idris Elba, actor/musician. Brandon Hoover. Rita Wilson. Testament singer Chucky Billy. Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brian is sick and believes he has the virus. Till Lindemann. Belle Almvqvist. Sara Bareilles.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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by Lynda Carson
Saturday Mar 28th, 2020 12:30 AM
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“Guitars are something more than tools for the musician in my case. I like to use the same stage of artistic creativity musicians use for their music, and all artists use for their works. I hope I can pour something inspirational for players into my guitars. Maybe it is not inspiration, instead it could be anything that makes the player think, and feel. It would be wonderful if there could be some metaphysical communication between the players and me, through guitars I make.”

-Michihiro Matsuda

https://matsudaguitars.com/guitars/

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by Lynda Carson
Saturday Mar 28th, 2020 12:36 AM
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A beautiful artful handmade guitar made by Ervin Somogyi which looks like blood or red paint has been splattered on it. However, that is some beautiful inlay work that only made it appear that way.
by Lynda Carson
Saturday Mar 28th, 2020 4:16 PM
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Photo of Tim McKnight & Ervin Somogyi at Artisan Guitar Show

Somogyi guitars website

https://esomogyi.com/

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Ervin Somogyi: The Responsive Guitar - Featuring Guitarist Steve Erquiaga

Click below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqbbXtpoMt0

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by By Lynda Carson
Saturday Mar 28th, 2020 4:24 PM
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Michihiro Matsuda guitar

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Michihiro Matsuda guitar with Dream Guitars

Click below...

https://www.dreamguitars.com/shop/2007-matsuda-m1-brazilian-rosewood-spruce-48.html

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by By Lynda Carson
Saturday Mar 28th, 2020 4:52 PM
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Close up of beautiful Michihiro Matsuda guitar
by Lynda Carson
Saturday Mar 28th, 2020 9:57 PM
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Cancellations Of Music Industry Events

Earlier, Michihiro Matsuda a.k.a. Michi, a master guitar builder in Redwood City who apprenticed with Ervin Somogyi, he stated, “My major concern is that if this economic recession continues after this COVID-19 situation is over, people would not be spending money for guitars, or music. For example, they may not be going to music shows, live events, buying musical instruments, etc… or guitar conventions that are being cancelled in the United States, and Japan. People are ordered to shelter-in-place in California, and communities in Japan because of the coronavirus.”

Coronavirus Disrupts Guitar Production and Live Music

Click below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8I-K6hCgaU

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Osaka Guitar Show (cancelled)

http://sound-messe.com/

Exhibitors

http://sound-messe.com/exhibitinglist

Matsuda guitars (exhibitor)

http://sound-messe.com/exhibitingcompany/28


Announcement of Cancelation of Sound Messe in OSAKA 2020

http://sound-messe.com/archives/1203

https://www.facebook.com/SoundMesse/posts/2778965155490320

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(Apparently, this guitar show may not have been cancelled yet)

Holy Grail Guitar Show - info [at] holygrailguitarshow.com

https://holygrailguitarshow.com/

Holy Grail Exhibitor - Michihiro Matsuda

https://holygrailguitarshow.com/exhibitors/michihiro-matsuda/

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Coronavirus: All the cancelled gigs, festivals, tours and trade shows

Everything you need to know about the gigs, tours, festivals and trade shows that have been cancelled or postponed.
Guitar.com

3 days ago

https://guitar.com/news/events-news/coronavirus-cancelled-gigs-festivals-tours/

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Musikmesse: Europe’s biggest trade fair for the music industry

++ Musikmesse 2020 postponed ++

https://musik.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en.html

https://www.mia.org.uk/2020/03/musikmesse-2020-postponed/

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March 6, 2020: City of Austin Cancels SXSW March Events

https://www.sxsw.com/2020-event-update/

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Coachella has officially been postponed to October due to COVID-19 fears

The mega festival will now take place over two weekends in October.

Terence Stanley
11th March 2020

https://guitar.com/news/coachella-postpone-covid-19-coronavirus/

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by Lynda Carson
Sunday Mar 29th, 2020 12:33 AM
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The beauty of handmade steel string acoustic cutaway guitars

There is something quite beautiful and satisfying about playing a handmade guitar that I made for myself. It's hard to explain this feeling. But it is a wonderful feeling that I have never experienced before when playing a factory made guitar. I love to play my guitar... especially in the quiet of the night when the energy of the corporate world takes a rest.

The photo is of myself (June 2019) holding a handmade steel string acoustic cutaway guitar that I built in the guitar workshop of Ervin Somogyi back around 1985.

In some ways, my guitar is similar to a guitar built by Ervin Somogyi around 1973. I could never afford a Somogyi guitar, so the next best thing I could do was to build one in his shop that is similar to what he used to build many years ago. Thank you Ervin Somogyi!!! I feel very lucky to still have my guitar after so many years have past. What an experience.

I fear that the coronavirus pandemic spreading around the planet will irreparably harm the world I know...

See links below to a very early Ervin Somoygi guitar.

Sincerely,

-Lynda Carson


1973 Somogyi steel string cutaway guitar

https://esomogyi.com/guitar-dc1/

http://web.archive.org/web/20200329065121/https://esomogyi.com/guitar-dc1/


Somogyi guitar

https://esomogyi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somogyi-DC1-5309-1200px-683x1024.jpg

http://web.archive.org/web/20200329065123/https://esomogyi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somogyi-DC1-5309-1200px-683x1024.jpg

Somogyi guitar

https://esomogyi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somogyi-DC1-5316-1200px-683x1024.jpg

http://web.archive.org/web/20200329065123/https://esomogyi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somogyi-DC1-5316-1200px-683x1024.jpg

Back of Somogyi guitar

https://esomogyi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somogyi-DC1-5313-2-1200px-683x1024.jpg

http://web.archive.org/web/20200329065123/https://esomogyi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somogyi-DC1-5313-2-1200px-683x1024.jpg


Somogyi guitar

https://esomogyi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somogyi-DC1-5367-89-1200px-1024x683.jpg

http://web.archive.org/web/20200329065123/https://esomogyi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somogyi-DC1-5367-89-1200px-1024x683.jpg

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by Lynda Carson
Sunday Mar 29th, 2020 12:51 AM
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Photo of the back of my guitar
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Coronavirus threatens luthiers / guitar builders locally & all over the world

By Lynda Carson - April 3, 2020

According to the John Hopkins coronavirus /COVID-19 pandemic website there are 1,016,534 confirmed cases, with most of the worlds confirmed cases located in the U.S., followed next by Italy, Spain, Germany and many other countries around the world. There are 53,164 known deaths as a result of the virus, and the virus (pandemic) is spreading like wild fire in the U.S., and across the globe with many more deaths expected as a result.

Because of the pandemic we are experiencing, and because no one really knows who may be struck next with the virus, or who may die as a result, it seemed appropriate to provide a list of luthiers / guitar builders who make beautiful handmade custom built guitars.

This way, people can see the beauty of the handmade guitars being made locally and in different parts of the world.

This is just in case, and I sure hope not, that these luthiers / guitar builders may have the misfortune of being attacked by the virus and pandemic spreading around the planet. People who are hiding from the virus with shelter-in-place orders may appreciate checking out some beautiful guitars while the luthiers / guitar builders are still around.

See the two lists below…

Sincerely,

-Lynda Carson

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Aaron Andrews

http://www.andrewsguitars.com

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Applegate Guitars

http://www.applegateguitars.com

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Baranik Guitars

http://www.baranikguitars.com

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Bashkin Guitars

http://www.bashkinguitars.com

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Beardsell Guitars

http://www.beardsellguitars.com

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Beauregard Guitars

http://www.beauregardguitars.com

>>>>>>
Benedetto Guitars, Inc.

http://www.benedettoguitars.com

>>>>>>
Big Hollow Guitars

http://www.bighollowguitars.com

>>>>>>
Bischoff Guitars

http://www.bischoffguitars.com

>>>>>>
Blanchard Guitars

http://www.blanchardguitars.com

>>>>>>
Bowerman Guitars

http://www.bowermanguitars.com

>>>>>>
Branzell Guitars

http://www.branzellguitars.com

>>>>>>
Laurent Brondel

http://www.laurentbrondel.com

>>>>>>
Caldwell Guitars

http://www.caldwellguitars.com

>>>>>>
Alan Carruth - Luthier

http://www.alcarruthluthier.com

>>>>>>
Carter/Poulsen Guitars

http://www.carterpoulsenguitars.com

>>>>>>
Cervantes Guitars

http://www.cervantesguitars.com

>>>>>>
Clark Fine Handcrafted Instruments

http://www.clarkmandolins.com

>>>>>>
Ed Claxton Guitars

http://www.claxtonguitars.com

>>>>>>
Mervyn Davis Guitars

http://www.mervyndavisguitars.com

>>>>>>
Sergei de Jonge

http://www.dejongeguitars.com

>>>>>>
Doerr Guitars

http://www.doerrguitars.com

>>>>>>
Joe Dragony Guitars

http://www.joedragony.com

>>>>>>
Echizen Guitars

http://www.echizenguitars.com

>>>>>>
Edwinson Guitars

http://www.edwinsonguitars.com

>>>>>>
Ken Franklin Guitars

http://www.franklinguitars.com

>>>>>>
Fredell Guitars

http://www.fredellguitars.com

>>>>>>
Fredell Guitars

http://www.fredellguitars.com

>>>>>>
Freeborn Guitars

http://www.freebornguitars.com

>>>>>>
Tim Frick Guitars

http://www.timfrickguitars.com

>>>>>>
Fujii Guitars

http://www.facebook.com/#!/FujiiGuitars

>>>>>>
Galloup Guitars

http://www.galloupguitars.com

>>>>>>
Goodall Guitars, Inc.

http://www.goodallguitars.com

>>>>>>
Greven Guitar Company

http://www.grevenguitars.com

>>>>>>
Hill Guitar Company

http://www.hillguitar.com

>>>>>>
Hoffman Guitars

http://www.hoffmanguitars.com

>>>>>>
Nik Huber Guitars

http://www.nikhuber-guitars.com

>>>>>>
Indian Hill Guitar Company

http://www.indianhillguitars.com

>>>>>>
Jenkins & Son
Lame Horse Instruments

http://www.cjenkinsluthier.com

>>>>>>
Kawakami Guitars

http://www.ykawakami.com

>>>>>>
Martin Keith Guitars

http://www.martinkeithguitars.com

>>>>>>
Keystone Stringed Instruments

http://www.keystone-si.com

>>>>>>
Kinnaird Guitars

http://www.stephenkinnaird.com

>>>>>>
Howard Klepper Guitars

http://www.klepperguitars.com

>>>>>>
Saul Koll Custom Guitars

http://www.kollguitars.com

>>>>>>
Kostal Guitars

http://www.kostalguitars.com

>>>>>>
Randall Kramer Guitars

http://www.randallkramerguitars.com

>>>>>>
Raymond Kraut Guitars

http://www.krautguitars.com

>>>>>>
Krusa Guitars

http://www.krusaguitars.com

>>>>>>
Marty Lanham,
Nashville Guitar Company

http://www.nashvilleguitarcompany.com

>>>>>>
Laskin Guitars

http://www.williamlaskin.com

>>>>>>
H.G. Leach Guitars

http://www.leachguitars.com

>>>>>>
Michael Lewis Instruments

http://www.michaellewisinstruments.com

>>>>>>
Little Tree Guitars

http://www.littletreeguitars.com

>>>>>>
Todd Lunneborg Guitars

http://www.tlguitars.com

>>>>>>
Luttrell Guitarworks

http://www.luttrellguitarworks.com

>>>>>>
Manzer Guitars

http://www.manzer.com

>>>>>>
Marchione Guitars

http://www.marchione.com

>>>>>>
Matsuda Guitars

http://www.matsudaguitars.com

>>>>>>
McElroy Guitars

http://www.mcelroyguitars.com

>>>>>>
McKnight Guitars

http://www.mcknightguitars.com

>>>>>>
Melo Guitars

http://www.meloguitars.com

>>>>>>
Mermer Guitars

http://www.mermerguitars.com

>>>>>>
Micheletti Guitars

http://www.michelettiguitars.com
>>>>>>
Mirabella Guitars

http://www.mirabellaguitars.com

>>>>>>
Monica's Guitars

http://www.monicasguitars.com

>>>>>>
Moonstone Guitars

http://www.moonstoneguitars.com

>>>>>>
R.S. Muth Guitars

http://www.rsmuthguitars.com

>>>>>>
Myka Guitars

http://www.mykaguitars.com

>>>>>>
Toru Nittono Guitars

http://www.nittonoguitars.com

>>>>>>
Noble Guitars

http://www.dlnobleguitars.com

>>>>>>
O'Brien Guitars

http://www.obrienguitars.com

>>>>>>
James A. Olson Guitars

http://olsonguitars.com/

>>>>>>
John Osthoff Guitars

http://www.osthoffguitars.com

>>>>>>
Ken Parker Archtops

http://www.kenparkerarchtops.com

>>>>>>
Pederson Custom Guitars

http://www.pedersoncustomguitars.com

>>>>>>
Alan Perlman Guitars

http://www.perlmanguitars.com

>>>>>>
Petros Guitars

http://www.petrosguitars.com

>>>>>>
Phoenix Guitar Company, LLC

http://www.phoenixguitarco.com

>>>>>>
Propsom  Guitars

http://www.propsomguitars.com

>>>>>>
Lars Rasmussen Guitars

http://www.rasmussenguitars.com

>>>>>>
Tim Reede Custom Guitars

http://www.reedeguitars.com

>>>>>>
David Antony Reid

http://www.darluthier.com

>>>>>>
Ribbecke Guitars

http://www.ribbecke.com

>>>>>>
Jens Ritter Instruments

http://www.ritter-instruments.com
>>>>>>
Running Dog Guitars

http://www.vtguitars.com

>>>>>>
Ruokangas Guitars

http://www.ruokangas.com

>>>>>>
Kevin Ryan Guitars

http://www.ryanguitars.com

>>>>>>
Lewis Santer Instruments

http://www.lsanter.com

>>>>>>
Schenk Guitars

http://www.schenkguitars.com

>>>>>>
Schoenberg Guitars

http://www.om28.com

>>>>>>
Schwartz Guitars

http://www.schwartzguitars.com

>>>>>>
Bruce Sexauer, Luthier

http://www.sexauerluthier.com

>>>>>>
Gerald Sheppard Guitars

http://www.sheppardguitars.com

>>>>>>
A. Lawrence Smart, Luthier

http://www.smart-instruments.com

>>>>>>
Solomon Guitars

http://www.solomonguitars.com

>>>>>>
Ervin Somogyi

http://www.esomogyi.com

>>>>>>
Spalt Instruments

http://www.spaltinstruments.com

>>>>>>
Stehr Guitars

http://www.stehrguitars.com

>>>>>>
Summit Guitars

http://www.summitguitars.com

>>>>>>
Thorell Fine Guitars

http://www.thorellguitars.com

>>>>>>
Tippin Guitars

http://www.tippinguitars.com

>>>>>>
Tolley Stringed Instruments

http://www.tolleyguitars.com

>>>>>>
Jeff Traugott Guitars

http://www.traugottguitars.com

>>>>>>
Tremblay Guitars

http://www.tremblayluthier.com

>>>>>>
Rick Turner Guitars

http://www.renaissanceguitars.com

>>>>>>
Veillette Guitars

http://www.veilletteguitars.com

>>>>>>
Scott Walker Guitars

http://www.scottwalkerguitars.com

>>>>>>
Andrew White Guitars

http://www.andrewwhiteguitars.com

>>>>>>
Wilborn Guitars

http://www.wilbornguitars.com

>>>>>>
Laurie Williams Guitars

http://www.guitars.co.nz

>>>>>>
Wingert Guitars

http://www.wingertguitars.com

>>>>>>
Yamamoto Guitar

http://www.yamamotoguitar.com

>>>>>>
Jeffrey Yong Guitars

http://www.jeffreyyongguitars.com

>>>>>>
Zimnicki Instruments

http://www.zimnicki.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
Holy Grail Guitar Show Exhibitors

https://holygrailguitarshow.com/

>>>>>>
A.J.Lucas
Adrian Lucas
United Kingdom


Website: http://www.lucasguitars.co.uk

>>>>>>
Alejandro Ramirez – o3 guitars
Alejandro Ramirez Antolin
Spain


Website: http://www.o3custom.com

>>>>>>
Alex Bishop Guitars
Alex Bishop
United Kingdom

Website: http://www.alexbishopguitars.com

>>>>>>
Andre Instruments
Thierry André
Canada


Website: http://www.andreinstruments.com/

>>>>>>
Andy Manson Custom Guitars
Andy Manson
Portugal


Website: http://www.andymanson.com/

>>>>>>
Bacce Custom Guitars
Daniel Cabezas
Spain


Website: http://www.bacceguitars.com

>>>>>>
Arrenbieguitars
Ralph Bonte
Belgium


Website: http://www.arrenbieguitars.be

>>>>>>
Atelier Jacky Walraet, Luthier
Jacky Walraet
Belgium

Website: http://jacky-walraet.be

>>>>>>
Baranik Guitars
Mike Baranik
United States of America (USA)


Website: http://www.baranikguitars.com

>>>>>>
Battiston Guitar
Tino Battiston
France


Website: https://www.battistonguitar.com/

>>>>>>
Bashkin Guitars
Michael Bashkin
United States of America (USA)


Website: http://www.bashkinguitars.com

>>>>>>
Batraci Guitars
Theofilos Bakirtzidis
Greece


Website: https://www.batraciguitars.com

>>>>>>
Beauregard Guitars
Mario Beauregard
Canada


Website: http://www.beauregardguitars.com

>>>>>>
Canna Guitars
Jakob Frank
Germany


Website: http://cannaguitars.com/

>>>>>>
Bigfoot Guitars
Karan Singh
India


Website: https://www.bigfootguitars.com

>>>>>>
Buendia Guitars
Leo Buendia
United States of America (USA)


Website: http://www.buendiaguitars.com

>>>>>>
Cardinal Instruments
Sam Evans
United States of America (USA)

Website: http://www.cardinalinstruments.com

>>>>>>
Chris Wynne Guitars
Chris Wynne
Australia

Website: http://www.chriswynneguitars.com

>>>>>>
CGIG – Guitars
Christoph Garwels
Germany

Website: https://www.cgig-guitars.de/

>>>>>>
Chatelier Freres
Gerard Chatelier & Philippe Chatelier
France

Website: http://www.chatelierfreres.com

>>>>>>
Claas Guitars
Alexander Claas
Germany


Website: http://www.claasguitars.com

>>>>>>
Davide Serracini
Davide Serracini
Italy


Website: http://www.serracini.it

>>>>>>
Daddy Mojo Stringed Instruments
Lenny Piroth-Robert
Canada

Website: https://daddy-mojo.com/

>>>>>>
Darmagnac guitars
Eric Darmagnac
France

Website: http://www.darmagnacguitares.com

>>>>>>
De Gier Guitars & Basses
Sander de Gier
Netherlands

Website: http://www.degierguitars.com

>>>>>>
Deimel Guitarworks
Frank Deimel & Kora Jünger
Germany


Website: http://www.deimelguitarworks.com

>>>>>>
Di Donato Guitars
Enrico Di Donato
Italy

Website: http://www.didonatoguitars.it

>>>>>>
De Haan guitars
Frank de Haan
Netherlands


Website: http://www.dehaanguitars.nl

>>>>>>
Diego Vila Custom Guitars
Diego Vila
Spain

Website: http://guitars.diegovila.com/

>>>>>>
Dreamer Guitarworks
Celso Freire
Brazil


Website: http://dreamerguitars.com

>>>>>>
Duwe-Gitarrenbau
Martin Duwe
Germany


Website: http://www.duwe-gitarrenbau.de

>>>>>>
Duwe-Gitarrenbau
Martin Duwe
Germany


Website: http://www.duwe-gitarrenbau.de

>>>>>>
Donal McGreevy Guitars
Donal McGreevy
N. Ireland

site: https://www.mcgreevyguitars.com

>>>>>>
Elferink Guitars
Frans Elferink
Netherlands


Website: http://www.elferinkguitars.com

>>>>>>
Eyb Guitars
Guenter Eyb & Tilmann Fuchs
Germany

Website: http://www.eyb-guitars.eu

>>>>>>
Fibenare Guitars
Csaba Benedek
Hungary


Website: http://www.fibenare-guitars.org

>>>>>>
Ergon Guitars
Adriano Sérgio
Portugal


Website: http://www.ergonguitars.com

>>>>>>
FranFret Handmade Guitars
Francisco José Rodríguez Torrón
Spain


Website: http://www.franfret.net/home.php

>>>>>>
Franz Bassguitars
Xaver Tremel
Germany


Website: http://www.franz-bassguitars.de

>>>>>>
Gitarren Meckbach
Martin Meckbach
Germany


Website: https://www.gitarren-meckbach.de

>>>>>>
Frank Hartung Guitars
Frank Hartung
Germany


Website: http://www.hartung-guitars.com

>>>>>>
Giulio Negrini Guitars
Giulio Negrini
Switzerland

Website: http://www.negriniguitars.com

>>>>>>
Hans Custom Guitars
Thorsten Hans
Germany

Website: http://www.hansguitars.com

>>>>>>
Heeres Guitars
Richard Heeres
Netherlands


Website: http://www.heeresguitars.com

>>>>>>
Halabica Guitars
Otto Halabica
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)


Website: http://www.halabicaguitars.com

>>>>>>
Hordofonon Guitars
Yannis Papadopoulos
Greece

Website: http://www.hordofonon.com

>>>>>>
Isaac Jang Guitars
Isaac Jang
United States of America (USA)


Website: http://www.isaacjangguitars.com

>>>>>>
Husemoen Guitars
Øystein Husemoen
Norway

Website: http://www.norwegianwoodseries.com

>>>>>>
Husemoen Guitars
Øystein Husemoen
Norway


Website: http://www.norwegianwoodseries.com

>>>>>>
Island Instruments
Nic Delisle
Canada

Website: https://www.island-instruments.com/

>>>>>>
iVee Guitars
Ivan Mulia
Indonesia

Website: https://iveeguitars.com

>>>>>>
Jablonski Guitars
Christian Jablonski
Austria


Website: http://www.jablonski-guitars.com

>>>>>>
Ivanov Guitars
Dontcho Ivanov
Canada

Website: http://dontchoivanov.com/

>>>>>>
James Collins Guitars
James Collins
United Kingdom

Website: http://www.jamescollinsguitars.com

>>>>>>
Jersey Girl homemade guitars
Kaz Goto & Akiko Oda
Japan


Website: https://jerseygirlhg.com/

>>>>>>
JJ Guitars
Jeffrey Guilford
United Kingdom

Website: http://www.jjguitars.com

>>>>>>
Jens Ritter Instruments
Jens Ritter
Germany


Website: http://www.ritter-instruments.com

>>>>>>
Jost Von Huene Guitars
Jost Von Huene
Germany

Website: http://www.jost-von-huene-gitarren.de

>>>>>>
Kauer Guitars
Douglas Kauer
United States of America (USA)


Website: http://www.kauerguitars.com

>>>>>>
Koll Guitars
Saul Koll
United States of America (USA)

Website: http://www.kollguitars.com

>>>>>>
Jünger Guitars
David Jünger
Germany

Website: https://juenger-gitarren.de/

>>>>>>
Kopo guitars
Fred Pons
France


Website: https://www.kopo.fr/

>>>>>>
Kristall Basses
Andreas Kristall
Germany

Website: http://www.kristallbass.com

>>>>>>
Laetsch Guitars
Veit Laetsch
Germany

Website: http://www.laetsch-guitars.de

>>>>>>
Lanzi Guitars & Amplification
Gabriel Lanzi
Argentina


Website: https://www.lanzi.com.ar/english

>>>>>>
Lowry Guitars
Andrew Lowry
France


Website: https://www.lowry-guitars.com

>>>>>>
Licari Guitars
Valerio Licari
Italy


Website: http://www.licariguitars.com

>>>>>>
M-tone Guitars
Matt Proctor
United States of America (USA)

Website: https://www.m-tone.com/

>>>>>>
McNally Guitars
Ciaran McNally
United Kingdom

Website: https://www.mcnallyguitars.com

>>>>>>
Marleaux Bass Guitars
Gerald Marleaux
Germany

Website: http://www.marleaux-bass.com

>>>>>>
Meisterwerkstatt für Gitarrenbau | Daniel Zucali
Daniel Zucali
Austria


Website: http://www.zucali.at

>>>>>>
Michaud Made
Joel Michaud
Canada

Website: http://www.michaudmade.com

>>>>>>
Melo Guitars
Josep Melo Valls
Spain


Website: https://www.meloguitars.com/

>>>>>>
Nik Huber Guitars
Nik Huber
Germany


Website: http://www.nikhuber-guitars.com

>>>>>>
Nordic Guitars
Bjørn Egelund Rønnow
Denmark

Website: https://www.nordic.guitars

>>>>>>
Oliver Lang Instruments
Oliver Lang
Germany

Website: http://www.oliverlang-instruments.com

>>>>>>
Morrissey Guitars
Patrick Morrissey
United States of America (USA)


Website: http://morrisseyguitars.com

>>>>>>
Orn Guitars
Gunnar Örn Sigurdsson
Iceland

Website: http://ornguitars.com

>>>>>>
Oroborus Customs
Tobias Traub
Germany

Website: http://www.oroboruscustoms.com

I>>>>>>
Pablo Sánchez Otero Guitars
Pablo Sánchez Otero
Spain


Website: http://www.pablosanchezoteroguitars.com

>>>>>>
Omang gitarer
Simen Omang
Norway

Website: http://www.luthieromang.no

>>>>>>
Paul Belgrado Stringed Instruments
Paul Belgrado
Belgium

Website: http://www.paulbelgrado.be

>>>>>>
PJD Guitars
Leigh Dovey
United Kingdom

Website: http://www.pjdguitars.com

>>>>>>
Poljakoff Gitarren
Jakob Poljakoff & Alexander Bua
Germany


Website: http://www.poljakoffgitarren.de

>>>>>>
Pagelli Gitarrenbau
Claudio Pagelli & Claudia Pagelli
Switzerland

Website: http://www.pagelli.com

>>>>>>
Rikkers Guitars
Jacco Stuitje & Ferdinand Rikkers
Netherlands

Website: https://www.rikkersguitars.com

>>>>>>
Raato Custom Guitars
Mika Ruotsalainen
Finland

Website: http://www.raato.fi

>>>>>>
Prohaszka guitars
Balazs Prohaszka
United Kingdom


Website: https://www.prohaszkaguitars.com/

>>>>>>
Ruokangas Guitars
Juha Ruokangas
Finland


Website: https://ruokangas.com

>>>>>>
Rozawood
Roman Zajicek & Petr Zajicek
Czech Republic


Website: https://rozawood.cz

>>>>>>
Rui Silva Guitars
Rui Silva
Portugal

Website: http://www.ruisilvaguitars.com

>>>>>>
Rissmann-Gitarren
Ernie Rissmann
Germany

Website: http://www.rissmann-gitarren.de

>>>>>>
Schöpp Music
Gerhard Schöpp
Austria

Website: http://www.schoeppmusic.at/

>>>>>>
Sankey Guitars
Mike Sankey
Canada

Website: http://www.sankeyguitars.com

>>>>>>
SBC Guitars
Stuart Robson & Stephen Hobson
United Kingdom

Website: https://sbcguitars.co.uk/

>>>>>>
Sangirardi e Cavicchi
Giulio Sangirardi & Giulia Cavicchi
Italy


Website: http://www.sangirardiecavicchi.com

>>>>>>
Seth Baccus Guitars
Seth Baccus
United Kingdom


Website: http://www.sethbaccus.com

>>>>>>
Seefeldt Guitars
Andreas Seefeldt
Germany

Website: http://www.seefeldt-guitars.com

>>>>>>
Sega Guitars
Sergiusz Stańczuk
Poland

Website: http://segaguitars.com/

>>>>>>
Schorr Guitars
Nicolai Schorr
Germany

Website: http://schorrguitars.de

>>>>>>
Söderlund Guitars
John Soderlund
South Africa

Website: http://www.jgsguitars.com

>>>>>>
Soultool Guitars
Egon Rauscher
Switzerland

Website: http://www.soultool.com

>>>>>>
Skytop Guitars
Eric Weigeshoff
United States of America (USA)

Website: http://www.skytopguitars.com

>>>>>>
Stone Wolf Guitars
Mike Payne
United Kingdom

Website: http://www.stonewolfguitars.com

>>>>>>
Stevens Custom Guitars
Werner Kozlik & Stefan Zirnbauer
Germany

Website: https://guitars.de/

>>>>>>
Stoll Guitars
Christian Stoll & Bastian Ortner
Germany


Website: http://www.stollguitars.de/en

>>>>>>
Spohn Guitars
Max Spohn
Germany


Website: https://www.spohnguitars.com

>>>>>>
Tao Guitars
John Joveniaux & Serge Michiels
Belgium

Website: http://www.taoguitars.com

>>>>>>
Swannell Guitars
Jamie Swannell
United Kingdom


Website: http://www.swannellguitars.co.uk

>>>>>>
t.man guitars
Andreas Thiemann
Germany

Website: http://tman-guitars.de

>>>>>>
Stratmann Gitarren
Thomas Stratmann
Germany


Website: http://www.stratmann-gitarren.de

>>>>>>
Théo Kazourian Luthier
Théo Kazourian
Canada


Website: https://www.kazourian-luthier.com/

>>>>>>
Tausch Electric Guitars
Rainer Tausch
Germany

Website: http://www.tausch-guitars.de

>>>>>>
Teuffel Guitars
Ulrich Teuffel
Germany


Website: http://www.teuffel.com

>>>>>>
Taran Guitars
Rory Dowling
United Kingdom


Website: https://www.taranguitars.co.uk

>>>>>>
Turnstone Guitar Company
Rosie Heydenrych
United Kingdom


Website: http://www.turnstoneguitar.co.uk

>>>>>>
Tobon Guitars
Carlos Hernán Tobón Giraldo
Colombia

Website: http://www.tobonguitars.com

>>>>>>
Turkowiak Guitars
Rafal Turkowiak
Poland

Website: https://www.turkowiakguitars.com

>>>>>>
Thomas Guitars
Nikolaus Eilken & Thomas Orgler
Italy


Website: http://www.thomas-guitars.it

>>>>>>
Vilhelm Engström Guitars
Vilhelm Engström
Sweden


Website: https://www.veguitars.com

>>>>>>
UniCut Guitars
Florian Lüttke
Germany

Website: http://www.unicutguitars.com

>>>>>>
Valenti Guitars
Luigi Valenti
Italy

Website: http://valentiguitars.com

>>>>>>
TV Jones Inc
Thomas Jones
United States of America (USA)


Website: http://www.tvjones.com

>>>>>>
William Laskin Guitarmaker
William 'Grit' Laskin
Canada


Website: http://williamlaskin.com

>>>>>>
Wateau guitars
Mathieu Wateau
Germany


Website: http://www.wateauguitars.com

>>>>>>
Wild Customs
Julien Roure
France


Website: http://www.gyrockguitars.com

>>>>>>
Vuorensaku Guitars
Saku Vuori
Finland

Website: https://www.vuorensaku.fi/

>>>>>>
Comprehensiive list of luthiers/Guitar builders affected by coronavirus pandemic

For a more comprehensive list of luthiers/guitar builders affected by the coronavirus pandemic, please click on link below...

-Lynda Carson


Comprehensive List: Coronavirus threatens luthiers/guitar builders everywhere

By Lynda Carson - April 5, 2020

Click below for full story…

http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/228951/index.php

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A few comments below that came in...

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Lynda, thank you so much for taking the time to make this list and for including me in it. Much appreciated!

Stay well,
Peggy

Peggy White Guitars

http://www.peggywhite.ca

873-354-7287

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Thanks for the inclusion in your article!
Jay Rosenblatt.  

Jay Rosenblatt Photography, LLC
Jay Rosenblatt Guitars
973-445-0015

Photography        http://www.jayrosenblatt.com

LinkedIn               https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayrosenblatt

Guitars                 http://jayrosenblattguitars.com

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Thanks for this.
 
Yep, closed us right down from being a six person business to just me trying to pay the rent long enough to kick it back up.  Contingency plans in the works.
 
Best,
 
Rick Turner

http://www.rickturnerguitars.com

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Sadowsky Guitars
http://www.sadowsky.com

Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
2107 41 Avenue 4th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-4802
Tel (718) 433-1990
Fax (718) 433-1993
Hours: M-F, 9-5

http://www.sadowsky.com

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