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Drew Howard


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Mason, MI, U.S.A.
Post Posted 15 Jul 2017 7:32 am     Reply with quote

Master luthier 8/9/1948 – 7/14/2017

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Henry Nagle


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Santa Rosa, California
Post Posted 15 Jul 2017 8:33 am     Reply with quote

Oh, I'm really sorry to hear this. I met him once when I showed up at the Collings factory for an impromptu tour. He was very gracious and friendly and I recall being amazed that he was so easy-going. He just seemed excited about guitars.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 15 Jul 2017 7:14 pm     Reply with quote

His name is synonymous with high quality and he was someone who stayed passionate about his craft and the quality of his instruments.for his entire career. His guitars and mandolins will live on for generations.
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Michael Johnstone


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Sylmar,Ca. USA
Post Posted 15 Jul 2017 8:59 pm     Reply with quote

I've played his mandolins and they're second to none. Tricky instrument to build correctly. More like making a violin. Wow. World class luthier no doubt. I hope the company keeps going somehow.
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Robbie Bossert


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Post Posted 16 Jul 2017 10:14 am     Reply with quote

Ray Benson played one that Bill built for him in his memory last night at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA... Sounded as beautiful as it looked..

RIP Bill..

Robbie
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Herb Steiner


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Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 25 Jul 2017 5:49 pm     Reply with quote

Michael Johnstone wrote:
I've played his mandolins and they're second to none. Tricky instrument to build correctly. More like making a violin. Wow. World class luthier no doubt. I hope the company keeps going somehow.


Collings Guitars isn't a one-man shop like most steel luthiers. The company employed over 90 craftsmen, so if Bill had a financial and ownership chain of command succession in place, the company will carry on.

I don't know if it's been mentioned here, but Bob Taylor passed away recently as well, he the founder and honcho of Taylor Guitars. Again, a major producer of acoustic guitars.
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Jerry Jones


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Post Posted 26 Jul 2017 8:20 am     Reply with quote

Maybe a different Bob Taylor? I think guitar Bob is alive and well. It's been reported that succession plans are for Andy Powers to take a new leadership role in Taylor Guitars future.
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Herb Steiner


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Post Posted 26 Jul 2017 9:23 am     Reply with quote

I thought for sure the article I read regarding Bob Taylor's death was about the guitar builder... perhaps it was another Bob T.
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 26 Jul 2017 9:29 am     Reply with quote

Herb Steiner wrote:
I thought for sure the article I read regarding Bob Taylor's death was about the guitar builder... perhaps it was another Bob T.

Prolly this one: http://tinyurl.com/y76amdt8
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