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Big sounds from the small boutique guitar luthiers of California

Contrary to the well-known narrative of bankruptcies and struggles among some of the country’s largest guitar manufacturers, Tom Anderson and other smaller guitar builders around the state aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving. By producing a small number of electric guitars, focusing on a specialized market and limiting their backlogs, some of these boutique makers — known as luthiers — are doing better than ever.
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