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RE: Female Luthiers (in reply to TANúñez


I think your right Jim. The Sitar was invented by a woman.

Heavens. Is that true, Tom? All those years I played sitar and I had no idea what I was fondling.
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RE: Female Luthiers (in reply to a_arnold



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RE: Female Luthiers (in reply to Zorro02

Yes, it's interesting.

I live abroad in Italy now...well for several years now....

.... A fine art painter, and late returning student studying art restoration...the only male student on the program (and only foreigner might add)...

There is a rather famous woodworking and restoration section. Again, another laurea course of 3 years....

...several women and girls...attactive and talented of course. A good 60/40 ration of women in the woodworking program.

Strange, here, art restoration has always been a "female" dominant profession. Id on;t knwo if it is considered less masculine or some nonsense and really don't care.

Like in school as a kid, I wnet to museums and such, guys make fun and tease, gay this and that...but who always had a date at the end of the week! <laugh>

Anyway, there are several women artigiani here pursuing woodworking...and well accepted.

In fact as I think of it while writing, with a woman's generally heightened sensibilites and passions, no doubt they make amongst the finest of instruments. In fact, unlike others, I would go *first* to a female luthier than a male...partially for the above reasons.

As Tom stated, they are out there, especially players on the classical side. I am new to Flamenco and come from a classical background and can state this with complete assurance.

Like most artforms, there is a great deal of chauvinism unfortunately.

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RE: Female Luthiers (in reply to a_arnold

I've just restored an old 70's guitar, that had the name 'Jen' ... As a build, it was all over the place. Tuners fitted back to front, bridge in the wrong place, headstock angle wrong, etc etc. I thought to myself, "Somebody tried, and didn't get it right" so it would be a nice thing to do, to fix her guitar, and find a good home, or even give it back to her if she were still alive.

It ended up a huge job, but sometimes I don't mind, if there's a bit of learning to be had.

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