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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Luthiers in Oregon.


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Rosincloud - Posted - 12/06/2011:  11:44:41



Can anyone recommend a good shop/luthier in Oregon? I live in Coos Bay, which is on the southern central part of the coast. Thank you!


Dorcasmolorcas - Posted - 12/06/2011:  15:16:48



Yay!  An Oregon post!  Before I recommend anyone, I have two questions for you: 1.) What services do you need from the luthier/shop? 2.) How far are you willing to travel?


Mandobart - Posted - 12/06/2011:  16:37:11


Sonny Morris in Irrigon, Or (a far piece from Coos Bay) builds fine fiddles and mandolins.

fishingcat - Posted - 12/06/2011:  16:47:59



I can recommend Doug Heydon in Springfield (contact information on website dougheydonluthier.com).  Closer than Irrigon (!) but still quite a drive from Coos Bay.  On the other hand, Doug's work is good enough to be worth the drive, and his prices are very fair IME.



~ Gwen


amwildman - Posted - 12/06/2011:  21:12:40


I've had a good experience with Randy, who works out of his house in Portland. And his prices are very reasonable. rdebey.com/

fiddlepogo - Posted - 12/06/2011:  22:31:22



Some years ago, I found this page and found a really good violin maker in Redding with it.



vanzandtviolins.com/homepages.htm



Actually I ought to mention the Redding maker- John Harrison- that's not THAT far from southern Oregon:



harrisonviolins.com/index.htm



 



For Oregon, it shows:



Jonathan Franke  in Monroe, Oregon:



proviolins.com/ 



Leroy Douglas in Eugene:



leroydouglasviolins.com/



Anna Sandys in Portland:



sandysviolin.com/



Ken Altman, bowmaker in Portland



altmanbows.com/



However, be advised that these are probably world class makers, and probably priced accordingly.  I don't know how much repair they do- check websites.



In Phoenix, Oregon, there is John Hill,



hillviolin.com/



and Steve Bacon at Bellwood Violins in Ashland:



bellwoodviolin.com/repairs.shtml


Diane G - Posted - 12/07/2011:  20:34:43


David Kerr in Portland...I would recommend him. World class shop and luthier on site. Diane in SoCal



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