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Ervin Somogyi - The Responsive Guitar Books

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Oh man, I may just pony up $140 for that book. Master Somogyi in print! He's based out of my neck of the woods, I've been trying to muster up the courage to pay a visit to his shop for years.

While we're lauding heroically talented luthiers based in Oakland CA, I would like to submit my personal favorite of Michihiro Matsuda. Matsuda's lines are the most beautiful I have EVER seen in luthiery, and almost in all design work I know of (and I am a professional product designer, for whatever that's worth...). His eye for details and curves is unparalleled, as is his courageousness in experimentation without resorting to purely ostentatious novelty. But don't take my word for it, he apprenticed under Somogyi and Mr. Ervin himself claims Matsuda is the most talented luthier he's ever met!

Matsuda's website is here:http://www.matsudaguitars.com/gallery.htm

More complete, if not less organized, is his Flickr account here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/matsudaguitars/

(Note that you will have to slip past many non-guitar related images to see his oeuvre in full, he's not too diligent about tagging his work into his formal albums).

Inspiration all around!

Dave

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While we're lauding heroically talented luthiers based in Oakland CA, I would like to submit my personal favorite of Michihiro Matsuda.

Matsuda is an incredible guitar builder indeed, you hear about his incredible work more and more and his designs is stunning.

Here is an awesome video for you :D

http://exposureroom.com/members/crosswater...d1c1bf1a7f428a/

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