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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    Was gonna mention that myself but then remembered he's in a pretty sparsely populated area, was probably hoping there's a "stock part" that's easy to "mail order" ("web order"?)
    Mendocino County CA:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2887...5499,11z?hl=en
    You'd be surprised where some luthiers set up shop.
    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    You'd be surprised where some luthiers set up shop.
    I know, although I was wondering if there was enough population to even support a guy up there..assuming he wasn't retired and just doing it for "fun".
    FT Bragg's most likely place up there and for all we know HDrider might actually live right there.
    Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    I know, although I was wondering if there was enough population to even support a guy up there..assuming he wasn't retired and just doing it for "fun".
    FT Bragg's most likely place up there and for all we know HDrider might actually live right there.
    Sometimes builders (rather than just repairmen) will be tucked away.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    Sometimes builders (rather than just repairmen) will be tucked away.
    It'd definitely be a beautiful place to live and work.
    Right on top of prime lumbering territory, too, now that I think about it.
    But sadly the industry's been battered and not the major employer it used to be.
    Was also battered by a different kind of agriculture for many years that aggravated the gap between under-employed homeowners and sudden millionaires that caused insanely inflated real estate values.
    Mendocino's part of California's "Emerald Triangle".
    So that was another reason I wondered whether or not a luthier could actually make a living in the area.
    It's in a vicious circle of population decline as a result of those insane housing prices.
    At least, as of a couple of years ago.
    Al
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    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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