Is the country where the instruments are built important or the craftsmanship, sound and overall price ?
Once in a while I have a customer that will question my craftsmanship based on where I build my instruments. Although I'm a Master American Luthier and I have proven to build great custom guitars and ukuleles over the years, I feel that my American clients belief that I might not be as good as my comrade just because of where I make my instruments.
Although the questions do not bother me at all , I find that when asked that question it is a great opportunity for me to discuss the history of luthiery and guitar craftsmanship. We all know that guitars ansd ukuleles come from the old world ( Spain, Germany, Italy etc. ) , but we seem to forget that those same people discovered and conquered the Americas hundreds of years ago. Entertainment has always included a string instrument over the last decades since the Americas was discovered and the need to make additional instruments created new luthiers in order to fill that void.
I belief that a great luthier can live anywhere in the world without necessarily having to be in the USA to create a great custom acoustic guitar or custom ukulele.
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