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constructordeguitarras

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Please recommend a luthier in London 

I recently sent a flamenca blanca guitar to a customer in London, UK, and although the action was fine for a few days before I sent off the guitar, it was too low when the guitar arrived in London. I expect that it will return to it's earlier state but in case it doesn't, can you suggest someone (yourself?) in London to make a new saddle?

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Morante

 

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Would it not be easier to send a higher saddle by post?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 29 2021 18:14:36
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to Morante

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think the owner of the guitar would be able to adjust it to the correct height.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 30 2021 2:05:21
 
Stephen Eden

 

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to constructordeguitarras

I'm not far from London. maybe 2 hours on a train

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 30 2021 7:32:31
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to Stephen Eden

Thanks, Stephen. I've sent him a link to your website.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 30 2021 12:50:57
 
tijeretamiel

 

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to constructordeguitarras

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ORIGINAL: constructordeguitarras

I recently sent a flamenca blanca guitar to a customer in London, UK, and although the action was fine for a few days before I sent off the guitar, it was too low when the guitar arrived in London. I expect that it will return to it's earlier state but in case it doesn't, can you suggest someone (yourself?) in London to make a new saddle?


Ethan,

I live in London and there are many luthiers in and around London than can sort out a saddle for a flamenco guitar.

Do you know which part of London your customer is in?

On the West, there's Charlie Chandler. In the South, there's Feline Guitars in Croydon, a few good ones in the North as well. LA Guitars comes to mind. They are all excellent luthiers, making a new saddle for a flamenco wouldn't be a difficult job for them.

Depending on which part of London he's in, going across the city can be a bit of a nightmare, but there are a lot of good local luthiers whichever part of your London you are in, but if he's in the South side of things, a trip to Stephen Eden
makes a lot of sense.

Also, the weather's on the turn in London right now, I imagine it will settle in a few days.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 1 2021 17:37:09
 
orsonw

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to tijeretamiel

Celine is a luthier as well as doing repairs. She has made a good repair on a crack in a guitar, and has made a saddle for me. She's moved to South London, now that Denmark street is being redeveloped.

http://luthierscorner.co.uk/old_site/Luthiers_Corner_Welcome.html

If I had a difficult repair I think I would go to Stephen Eden. I think he was taught by Pablo Requena? In the past Pablo has done some amazing repair work for me, but now he has moved back to Spain.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 1 2021 18:23:36
 
Stephen Eden

 

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to constructordeguitarras

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If I had a difficult repair I think I would go to Stephen Eden. I think he was taught by Pablo Requena? In the past Pablo has done some amazing repair work for me, but now he has moved back to Spain.


I was indeed, that was almost 15 years ago now! Time flies.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2021 7:50:52
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to Stephen Eden

Thanks Orson and Stephen.
I had the customer measure the saddle I put on the guitar and tell me how much higher he wants it, and made him a new one and sent it off, by regular mail which should take two weeks. I'll let him know your suggestions in case that doesn't work.

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I always have flamenco guitars available for sale.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 9 2021 3:56:42
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: Please recommend a luthier in London (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Just as he received the new saddle and shims I sent, the guitar went back to the way it was when I sent it. I guess it was jet lag.

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www.facebook.com/ethandeutschguitars
www.youtube.com/marioamayaflamenco
I always have flamenco guitars available for sale.
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