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GUEST,Pete Sumner Underappreciated luthiers and instrument (78* d) RE: Underappreciated luthiers and instrument 17 Oct 05

My vote goes to the following luthiers based in Lincolnshire, England

John Le Alford, makes some of the finest 'Django' style guitars out there..and other mouth watering models - including mandolins.

Ivor Binbrook, made my cittern back in 1991...still folks come up to me at gigs and ask who made bridge...rosewood back and sides...superb. He also makes superb guitars and all the mandolin family of instruments.

Chris Toogood is based in Grimsby...saw some of his instruments when I was in UK in September - wonderful sounding...makes 'one offs'...a name to remember for the future.

There's also another Chris from Nazareth....they say his family have made a few good 'uns....
Pete Sumner
Los Altos

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