Luthier/Tech List

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  1. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    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!

    To contribute Info please P.M. me, or post, or email me. P.M. is preferred.

    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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    just post greg and roman's numbers and be done with it...
    saves some would have been wasted time.
     
  3. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    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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    Need a good luthier in the Wichita, Ks area. Someone that can do a bone nut and saddle on a acoustic.
     
  6. Roman

    Roman Master Luthier V.I.P. V.I.P. Member

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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.


    Roman Rist
    Rist Guitars
     
  7. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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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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    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 fuck up. There are some disadvantages to livin in the sticks.
     
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    Nice job Sinmastah. Looks good!
     
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    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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    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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    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. :thumb:
     
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    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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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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    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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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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