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    Default Mandolin Shops or luthiers in Bangkok, Chaing-Mai or Hanoi?

    Ok, I know it is a long shot:
    I am going for a trip of one month+ to Bangkok, Chiang Mai (Thailand), and Hanoi (Vietnam).
    Are there any interesting shops for mandolins or mandolin luthiers there?

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    Default Re: Mandolin Shops or luthiers in Bangkok, Chaing-Mai or Hanoi?

    Know an old Friend, now in in HCM city , who got a batch of soprano Ukes Made for his Music Class..
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    Default Re: Mandolin Shops or luthiers in Bangkok, Chaing-Mai or Hanoi?

    Nguyen Thien Thuat Street in Ho Chi Minh City is known as Guitar Street.

    Here's an article about it from a few years back. And another one on CNN.

    Here's a website with some links to Vietnamese luthiers.
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    Default Re: Mandolin Shops or luthiers in Bangkok, Chaing-Mai or Hanoi?

    Ok, now that I am in Vietnam, I found in Hanoi the "Hao Nam" street. It is quite a long street, all covered with musical-instrument shops.
    You will not find many non Vietnamese-made instruments, but you should not look for them here either. The prices for local-made instruments are low, and some of them are quite good. From what I saw, acoustic guitars especially are very cheap (around $150) for all-wood, beautiful luthier instruments.
    I visited a very nice luthier that sells under the "Thanh Cam" brand. His showroom is at Hao-Nam 182, and his workshop is near Hao Nam 127. I bought a Mandola from him and got good treatment.
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