: Do anyone know who is regarded as the best
: luthier in the world at this time?
There is no contemorary maker around the world, we can call
"the best" or the "great one".
But I think I can give you a short list, wich are in my opinion
Italy: Giancarlo Guicciardi, Luca Sbernini, Primo Pistoni,
the members of the Morassi-family and Bisolotti-family.
The other countrys: Premysl Otakar Spidlen, Prague; Josef Kantuscher, Germany;
David Burgess, USA; Curtin & Alf, USA; Samuel Zygmuntovich, USA.
And more and more.
This are some from a large list, and I am sorry if anybody miss anybody.
And also do not forgot the gold- and silvermedal winners from the