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Old 05-29-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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Luthier/Tech List

This is a beginning list of different Luthiers/Techs that people know about, or they are a luthier/tech and they visit this forum. Remember this list can always grow, because there will always be someone in that specific area, with a broken headstock and has no idea who to take it to. So please contribute, thanks!

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States in Blue

Cities in that state will be in Red.

California

Los Angeles
Roman Rist, RistGuitars@yahoo.com Rist Guitars, one of the original custom shops! Over 25 years in the heart of Hollywood, California A+ Service (MLP member RFR)

Indiana

Salem
Chuck McKillip Slick Guitars, (812)883-5796 slickguitars@hotmail.com (MLP member Chuckymack)

Kansas

Kansas City
Robster's Guitar Shop, 913-432-9377, 12pm-8pm, M-S, robhale@kc.rr.com (MLP member Robster)

Kentucky

Lancaster

Scotty Huffman
The Guitar Tone Shop
PH.859-516-1031
scottyhuffman@hotmail.com


Anything from neck and bodies to nitrocellulose lacquer finishing to complete builds available

All your parts needs @discounted prices

allparts,wd music,and Fender accessories dealer
eBay Store - The Guitar Tone Shop: KlusonTuners, Nitrocellulose Lacquer, GUITAR CASES

Maryland

Hagerstown
David Nicely, 301-416-7447 or 301 416-7876

Missouri

St.Louis
J. Gravity Strings, 314-241-0190 J. Gravity Strings

Killer Vintage Guitars, (800) 646.7795 (314) 647.7795 Fax (314) 781.3240 Killer Vintage Guitars
(Best Marshall/Ampeg tech in the city)

New York

Copiague
Mirabella Guitars, 631-842-3819 Mirabella Guitars

Lake Ronkonkoma
Ed Clark Guitars, (631) 738-8181 Ed Clark Guitars, Custom Building. Expert Guitar Repair Vintage Guitar Restoration Services. Masterful lutherie services for all fretted instruments.

Massapequa
Matt Helvick (MLP Member xsouldriverx)
Helvick Guitars
(516) 286-1216
HelvGuitars@gmail.com
Setups, Repairs and Custom work--Discount for MLP Members!

Brooklyn
Guitar and Amp Wellness Center, (718)369-7080 Amp&Guitar.com

Pennslyvania

Lemoyne
Greg Platzer, (717) 730-9775 BCR Music & Sound - www.bcrmusic.com - (717) 730-9775 A+ Service (MLP member BCRGreg)

Downingtown

Vic Geanopulos 610-580-5397
PLAYER"S CUSTOM GUITAR WORKS
custom paint/refinishing ; Artist replicas

Tennesse

NTL Guitar, Parts, Service
Jay M. Kolanda, 763 592 1800 (cell) by appointment only.
Former employed at Gibson Custom Shop / Pro shop Luthier for along time.
Specialty~ structural repair, refret, Finish, setups, anything to do with a guitar. Consultations.
Full service shop, Hard to find parts, quality work at affordable rates. Ship to and from welcome.

Hermitage
Tom Smith, 615-969-8298 booktomsmith@tomsmithguitar.com "Tom Smith Official Acoustic Guitar and Banjo web site. Acoustic Guitar, Acustic Virtuoso, says the Tennessean. Smith Convinces, says Sing Out! Magazine." Think Ralph Towner. Performed with Hedges, Hammond, Van Ronk, Fahey, Tuck and Patti, similar to

Canada

Calgary
Mozell's Guitar Service, 1-888-414-2202 Jim Mozell

Washington ( state)

Dave Johnson Restorations

Dave Johnson Restorations specializes in returning vintage Les Pauls back to original condition.
Vintage Restorations
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: Luthier/Tech List

just post greg and roman's numbers and be done with it...
saves some would have been wasted time.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:52 PM   #3
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Re: Luthier/Tech List

Right, but I was hoping for more of a local area, so you don't have to ship over there, unless there is a big mistake that needs to be fixed. Kind of like just a proffesional set up. Remember that not everyone lives in the L.A. Area.
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:01 PM   #4
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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Re: Luthier/Tech List

Need a good luthier in the Wichita, Ks area. Someone that can do a bone nut and saddle on a acoustic.
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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Re: Luthier/Tech List

I'm in LA.

I realize that not everyone lives in LA but for those who do, or are not afraid of the big brown truck, I am at your service.

I build and repair.

No project too big or too small, nor too challenging.


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Old 05-29-2008, 10:04 PM   #7
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I'm in LA.

I realize that not everyone lives in LA but for those who do, or are not afraid of the big brown truck, I am at your service.

I build and repair.

No project too big or too small, nor too challenging.


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Added, also I've added Greg, as well as some non-MLP members. Hoping to get at least one person on this list per state, except for Alaska and Hawaii.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:20 PM   #8
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Re: Luthier/Tech List

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I'm in LA.

I realize that not everyone lives in LA but for those who do, or are not afraid of the big brown truck, I am at your service.

I build and repair.

No project too big or too small, nor too challenging.


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That's pretty much what I had already decided. I'll wind up packin em up, and sendin them to you or Greg. I'd rather ship them and have it done right the first time, than to have to ship them to you to fix someone elses **** up. There are some disadvantages to livin in the sticks.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:20 PM   #9
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Nice job Sinmastah. Looks good!
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Re: Luthier/Tech List

i'd post myself but i have more work than i want and want to wind it down in the next few years.
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Re: Luthier/Tech List

The guy I use here in FL (Tampa Bay area) is Johnny Greenwell (formerly had Johnny's House of Guitars in Seminole). He has been in the business for years (used to play with Billy Jones and Monte Yoho from the Outlaws, etc.) He no longer has the store front and is sometimes had to get a hold of (email is best). But he does great work (everything from basic setup to fret work, electronics, amp repair, etc.) If anybody in the area is looking for an honest guy that "knows his stuff" then let me know and I can hook you up with Johnny.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:49 AM   #12
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Re: Luthier/Tech List

Here is a guy outside of Nashville.

I have known him for years. He is very skilled and a good freind.

Tom Smith Guitar Repair. 30 years experience as a Luthier.* Full Service Martin Warranty Station.* Repairing Martin Guitars, Gibson, Takamine, Gretch, Yamaha, Guild, Santa Cruz, Taylor, Fender, Rickenbacher, Les Paul, Reed, Smith.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:00 AM   #13
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My name is spelled Platzer.

Thanks for listing me. I have a few tools and things and I try to use them.
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I think this is good idea. Guitar work is best done by skilled craftsman. It is an art as well as a skill. Takes years of experience to become great.

This will help a lot of people I think.
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I will try to keep this list updates pretty often. I am sure it will be a big help to many people.
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Flick, for the last 2, they don't have exact locations, and the first out of the three isn't accepting new work. Thanks though.
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Flick, for the last 2, they don't have exact locations, and the first out of the three isn't accepting new work. Thanks though.
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please add an international section (Australia first )
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Thats cool, I can do that Paul. The only problem is that I rely on information given to me by other people, who were recommended on this forum. I can go to Yahoo! and search for them in specific areas, but if no one has dealt with them, they could be really bad. So Paul, if you wanna submit info to me, send me a PM and lemme know. Thanks!
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Mozell's Guitar Service
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Lay's Guitar
974 Kenmore Blvd.
Akron, Ohio 44314
Lays Guitar Shop

Dan Shinn owns the shop now. He bought it from Virgil Lay in 1982 when Virgil decided to focus on S.I.T. Strings. His brother, Joel, does a lot of finish work in addition to building his own line of custom guitars. Don Fallon does repairs for them as well.

They've maintained my guitars since the late 70s.
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anybody know of a good tech in las vegas?
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North Carolina

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I do repairs, finishing, etc. New builds are for the others - I've got plenty on my hands with my own guitars!



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Any recommendations for a good tech in the Portland Oregon area?
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Any recommendations for the Bay Area here in CA?
I'm in San Jose and looking for somebody local.
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