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March 29, 2012 | Century-old piano factory now home to a different kind of music

DaleLudewig.jpgTerrific read in the DeKalb IL news "Midweek" on one of our favorite builders, Dale Ludewig. The midwestern U.S. luthier shares space in what used to be the Wurlitzer Piano Factory until 1979. Pianos, accordions, and even jukeboxes were made in the building, purchased in 1904.

Ludewig has worked out of the space since 1975, primarily providing custom wood cabinetry with a switch to building instruments around 2000 .

We've had the privilege of reviewing his cutting edge work. His instruments are known worldwide for their tone, and several for their unique color and cosmetics.

Read article: Century-old piano factory now home to a different kind of music

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Blue Ludewig A-body mandolin

Posted by Ted at March 29, 2012 5:54 AM

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