Japanese luthiers?

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  1. Mwoit

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    Who are the luthiers in Japan? Do people in Japan tend to get custom guitars from big brands (ESP for example) or are there local options? Just curious.
     
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    There are many local, small Japanese luthiers who are incredibly talented yet receive no exposure (especially outside of Japan because they are such small, one-man operations). However, ESP has a strangehold on the Japanese market (along with their sub-branches like Edwards and Navigator).
     
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    tons and tons. a lot of the Japanese band have one or two pieces before making it big and getting free gear from the big 3.

    but are you Japanese? do you speak Japanese? because otherwise good luck.
     
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    Great to know. I am curious as we see lots of European and American based luthiers hailed as heroes, but not really many from other parts.
     
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