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Message started by koloheukulele on Oct 24th, 2003 at 2:31pm

Title: Luthier Idol
Post by koloheukulele on Oct 24th, 2003 at 2:31pm
Everybody knows the big names of luthiery.  Schneider, Fox, Boaz, Smallman, etc...  but has anyone heard of:

                 Michihiro Matsuda

He's one bad ass shaper!  To check out some of his work go to Frets.com or just type his name into a search engine.  This guy does some interesting heel, headstock, floating fretboard, and bridge work.  Nice clean stuff.  Try sample dis: http://www.guitarnation.com/matsudasteel1.htm

If anyone knows more seldom heard of luthiers and want their work to be seen. Post um!

Shoots, aJ

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by John_Mayes on Nov 14th, 2003 at 9:09am
No doubt about it he has some killer looking instruments.  One of my favorite unique builders would be Fred Carlson.  His work is amazing.  Take a look at http://www.beyondthetrees.com

prepared to be amazed  :P

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by achock on Nov 18th, 2003 at 6:34am
:o Whoa  ::)   Where can we hear someone play one of those hybird instruments!?  Geez, how do you learn to play a "24-string Harp-Sympitar" in the first place? Ha ha ha, wow!  This guy really is crazy.    I love it

Wonder where he stores all his different bending forms.  So many different shapes....truly amazing.

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by RCHawaii on Jul 9th, 2004 at 10:43pm

wrote on Nov 14th, 2003 at 9:09am:
No doubt about it he has some killer looking instruments.  One of my favorite unique builders would be Fred Carlson.  His work is amazing.  Take a look at http://www.beyondthetrees.com

prepared to be amazed  :P

I have seriously pondered building a 6/4 string combo uke- those are some wild machines on both sites :P

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by Keystrummer on Jul 12th, 2004 at 11:01am
Hey Asa... You don't have to play all 24 strings.  Most are drones and simple vibrate to add "color" to the tone.  Keeping them in tune might be a royal pain!

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by msrvfx on Jul 12th, 2005 at 11:47am
Michihiro Matsuda studied unfer Ervin Somogyi down in the SF Bay area. Somogyi work is incredible. google him. Somogyi has grat information from articles he has writen on the physic and art of instrument making.

mark

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by koloheukulele on Mar 22nd, 2006 at 1:21pm
Hey Mike, don't know if you've seen this but, looks like Boaz is finally shaping a Kasha ukulele.  Looks to be Brazilian Rosewood back/sides, and some kinda Spruce top.


He even mentions working with you and 'Uncle' George Majkowski on drawing up the Kasha ukulele plans.  Pretty cool stuff, check it out.
http://www.claritanegra.com/workshop-projects-ukulele.htm
Shoots, aJ ;{-

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by ukeman on Mar 28th, 2006 at 9:40am
yo aaron..mahalo for the article..ha haven't thought of Boaz for many, many moons tho he is one special luthier..will try to contact him through his article and mayhaps get him over to Hawaii for a convention as a presenter...would be cool! and knowing boaz a good excuse to come to hawaii..laters  ukeman

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by koloheukulele on Mar 13th, 2007 at 10:28am
Check it out.  Boaz finally finished his Kasha Ukulele.

Title: Re: Luthier Idol
Post by Hana Lima Ia on Mar 16th, 2007 at 5:09pm
Wow  :o  gotta love that triple binding and swordfish inlaid fretboard!  Over-the-top, I love it.

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