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Posted by olivier on February 12, 2001 at 04:59:58:
In Reply to: Re: double-basses in eastern europe posted by ben on February 09, 2001 at 05:21:35:
: Gougi ????? is that a joke ?? I used to see him when he was in Malakof and he's defenetly not the kind of guy I'd trust ! I saw him destroy some 1/8 basses, fixing them with a sort of superglue !! To be honest, my actual bass comes from his shop. When I bought it after having rented it, he REFUSED to check to see if nothing was wrong with it. So I changed luthier, to find out that the soundpost he had put on there was ridiculous. Maybe he's changed now that he's in Brittany, but he's really not the guy I'd like to by my bass from....
I got my bass from Gougi's about two years ago, and had nothing but compliments on it. Your story is not the first one of that kind that I hear, but I think that Gougi's recent work is more than correct to say the least, and that the restored instrument he is selling are good deals.
Anyway, going east may be a good idea. Please keep us posted if you find something interesting.
Bonne chance, again.
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