Mad Guitars Interview 3 Advice for young luthiers
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For me, the Newark School of Violin Making has been very beneficial and a real eye-opener.
Whenever possible, if it can be done in a foreign country it’s even better. After all, the electric guitar was invented by Americans!
Without forgetting that learning another language is always a plus.
The needs are different according to the direction one wants to take.
If you want to do more repairs and restorations, an investment in hand tools is the most important.
If, on the other hand, you want to concentrate more particularly on creation and manufacturing, then machines are indispensable: band saw, planer, sander, sanding machine, column drill…
Yes, after a long time of working only by hand, I now use software to model my guitars.
Working alone in my company with a production of between 50 and 100 guitars per year, the use of numerical tools like CNC becomes essential.
However, there are still a lot of manual operations and not everything can be done digitally.
A big thanks to Aldo, the boss of Mad Guitars for joining the Luthiers.com Family as soon as the adventure begins!
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