Luthier/Tech List

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Sinmastah, May 29, 2008.

  1. ToothDecay

    ToothDecay Senior Member

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    Anyone in the Dallas area?
     
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    Have you tried Gryphon in Palo Alto? Also, you might want to ask at Guitar Showcase.

    In the Northern Sacramento area, Son/Father Guitars are excellent:
    Home
     
  4. loneguitar

    loneguitar Senior Member

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    I may have missed it but, are their any good ones in Memphis or N. Mississippi?
     
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    Roman,

    What part of LA are you in? I am in Orange County, I should be able to drive up to your place. I have 4 guitars that I need setup.
     
  6. George "M"

    George "M" Senior Member

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    Unfortunately Roman left L.A., I've heard.
    Only I'm still here.
    :)
    Master Guitars
     
  7. Atomic

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    Louisiana:

    Todds Music Express
    3411 Metairie Rd
    Metairie, LA 70001

    504-837-3403

    Full service shop. great guys.
     
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    I'm looking for someone in southwestern Wisconsin / eastern Iowa / northwestern IL also.
     
  9. metalinguist

    metalinguist Junior Member

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    In Orlando, I use Guitar Factory:
    Guitar Factory
    2816 Edgewater drive
    Orlando, Fl. 32804
    800-541-1070
    407-425-1070

    They're the local factory authorized warranty centers for Taylor, Martin, Gibson, Fender and Ibanez. They do basic setups on Saturdays from 9-4 while you wait (truss rod adjustment, action, intonation, new set of strings).
     
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    Does anyone know any luthiers in lancashire or Manchester in England?
     
  11. leftyguitarman

    leftyguitarman Senior Member

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    Rich Beck is a luthier in Tempe, Az. Frails highly recommends him and I am going to be taking one of my guitars to him to have it repaired.

    Their work is great, but they are the slowest store on the planet. It's been damn near two weeks and I haven't gotten my guitar back yet. I dropped it off to have the wiring cleaned up and a new cap installed. They said three to four days and here I am two weeks later with no word. My buddy took his Marshall in there and they said two weeks. Two and a half months later he got it back.
     
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    anyone in MA?
     
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    Anybody know of a good luthier in Tucson Arizona?

    tnx.
     
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    I've had Rob DiStefano in Park Ridge, NJ, do some work for me. Solid work, nice guy and good prices. Fret Tech
     
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    Blimey, another Prestonian...

    There are a few round here. I use Brian Eastwood in Stacksteads. He does a great job, but there are others closer to home.

    Liam
     
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    How about a good Luthier/Repariman in the South Florida (Miami) area??
     
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    Very unique idea . It's always nice to get something free.I find this information very useful. Great work!
     
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    Tony Questell - Swansboro,NC
    910-326-1692

    This guy is a machinist and guitar luthier. He installed a Floyd on my Strat when others said it couldnt be done because of neck radius. He had it done the same day I dropped it off.
     
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    this is my little black book from when i lived in southern Aust:

    Ian Noyce [http://www.noyceguitars.com/] phone +3 5330 2244 - near Ballarat. Worth the price of courier, or trip to see him. He taught me a bunch.

    James Mumford [james@mumfordguitars.com.au] - Warrnambool, visits melbourne city though.

    James Cargill [cargill@alphalink.com.au] - southern suburbs of melbourne. Though I have never met him, his work is exemplary.

    All these are recommended by me; whilst others I have used are not.



    EDIT: if those from other Aust states want to PM me (with recommendations, stating that they have actually used the luthiers, and also stating what they have used them for), I will edit this post.
     
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    Here are the 3 I've been to here in North Texas (DFW Metro)

    Little ''d' Guitars
    Gregory Lange
    124 Austin Street, Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 898-0120
    littledguitars@gmail.com

    His store hours are Saturdays only, but you can call him and schedule an appointment. He fixed the headstock crack on my Les Paul and has done all the work on my guitars for over a year now, awesome guy. He mostly works on acoustic instruments for UNT students so Violins and Upright basses are the norm there. He's my favorite go to guy, and will probably stay that way.

    Sky Guitars
    Erik Anderson
    110 Congress, Denton TX 76201
    (940) 387-2637
    erik@skyguitars.com

    Erik does awesome work! But he's usually overwhelmed with stuff from the music school.. If you want something done and done well you can count on him, his store is also excellent.

    Charley's Guitar Shop
    Bryant "Pablo" Russell
    2720 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX 75229
    (972) 243-4187

    It's Charley's, everything is A+. I had a strat refretted by them, awesome work. At some point everyone in the metro area has had a guitar there it seems.
     

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