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    Default Are there any good luthiers in Netherlands (Amsterdam area)

    I'm looking for a good luthier in the Netherlands, sombody with real experience on american style archtop mando family instruments.
    If you know somebody in Germany / Belgium it also could help.

    Thanks

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    I am told that The New Acoustic Gallery owned by Oliver Waitze in Wupertal Germany is a top notch outfit. I don't know how close they are to the Netherlands.
    http://n-a-g.info/index.php?option=c...298&Itemid=238
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    Thijs van der Harst in Breda:

    http://moustacheguitars.com

    Willem Simon in Rotterdam:

    https://www.facebook.com/Simon-Gitaa...7550653070419/

    Not a luthier, but very experienced in restoration/repairs is Tom van Berkel (in Amsterdam):

    http://www.berkelmuziek.nl/contents/...trumenten.html
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    I can't find anything to confirm it, but my memory is vaguely telling me that Paul Brady's bouzouki was made by a Dutch builder (or at least one whose name sounded Dutch).
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    Thanks a lot, very helpful as always!!!

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    Jonker guitars is located in Alkmaar..not sure how far that is from Amsterdam..but he is a high end builder and could probably
    Fix anything for you or put you in touch with someone who could..www.jonkerguitars.com worth a call..

    also the fellowship of acoustics is a huge store in the netherlands they surely have an in house luthier
    https://www.tfoa.eu/

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    For those in the same boat - I've recently found a similar thread - http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...he-Netherlands

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    Hi Roman,

    Yesterday I spoke to Thijs van der Harst and played a few of his new built mandolins and was very impressed by the building quality. He knows certainly what he's talking about and I think you can always send him a message.

    He's currently working on a new website, but a pic of his latest builds you'll find here:

    http://www.thijsvanderharst.nl

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    Default Re: Are there any good luthiers in Netherlands (Amsterdam area)

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman Pekar View Post
    I'm looking for a good luthier in the Netherlands, sombody with real experience on american style archtop mando family instruments.
    If you know somebody in Germany / Belgium it also could help.

    Thanks
    Jan Pals (https://lazytater.wordpress.com/info/) builds mandolins and also has experience working on a Lloyd Loar F-5.
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    search for Jan van Cappelle on Facebook. also The Dutch Luthier on Facebook.
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