Luthier/Tech List

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

  1. Greezyburl

    Greezyburl Junior Member

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    Just got my les paul bfg 08 refinished by J.C. Harper in Great falls MT, he does some great work and at low cost.
    www.jcharperluthier.com
    check out these before and after pics
     

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  2. w666

    w666 Senior Member

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    Which one is the "before"?

     
  3. Greezyburl

    Greezyburl Junior Member

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    ha, sorry, the picture on the right is a bfg in bullion burst. i had it refinished into a vintage tobacco burst then put inlays in the neck.(left picture is new one).
     
  4. grnrch

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    any tech's in central illinois with recommendations to work vintage gibsons or in the area
     
  5. grnrch

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    any tech's in central Illinois with recommendations to work on vintage Gibsons or any in the general area
     
  6. Mikey L

    Mikey L Senior Member

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    Lark St. Music in Teaneck NJ.

    479 Cedar Lane
    Teaneck NJ 07666

    201-287-1959

    I've never used them but I am considering them for a setup. Anyone with experience?
     
  7. Lester

    Lester Senior Member

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    Looking for a tech to level my 30+ yo frets. I'm in MA but willing to drive a couple hours to get to someone good.

    I'm not excited about shipping... everything I've had shipped to me in the last ten years has come in a damaged box :-(

    Any pointers to tech I can drive to?

    Thanks,
     
  8. rocknhorse1

    rocknhorse1 Senior Member

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    A guy named Kent Henry. He used to work at Apple music, don't know where he is now days. Hunt him down, every guitar I had went to him and came back playing like a dream...he does everything.
     
  9. InkedLester

    InkedLester Drippin with Blues Blood

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    Great guy who does amazing work in San Antonio, Texas

    Jim Regan, MojoGuitarworks
     
  10. nat-han

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    In Akron, ohio we have Lay's guitar repair.

    Lays Guitar Shop

    Lay's Guitar Shop
    974 Kenmore Blvd.
    Akron, OH 44314
    Phone: (330) 848-1392 Fax: (330) 848-3727

    The guys in there are pretty cool and more then willing to answer any questions you can have.
     
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    Dave Bush Guitar Works

    Dave Bush Guitar Works
    Columbus, Ohio

    Refretted my Telecaster. Does ridiculous good setups. Great guy. He's a freak about hollowbodies!! :) Does all of Columbus' Guitar Center's repair outsourcing.
     
  12. EvanPC

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    Figures...I'm an uprooted Akronite living in Cinci. Kenmore Blvd....near the old Hibernian Club?

    Need to find a place down here. If anyone knows of a quality luthier in southwest Ohio, please hook me up!
     
  13. Grasshopper

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    Still no one in South Florida?
     
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    Another request for south Florida...

    I have used Junkyard Amps in Palm Beach county once and he was great, but it wasn't on an amp, I needed a warranty repair on a Pod X3L I use for practice and I found him through Line 6.
     
  15. Vistoluk

    Vistoluk Senior Member

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    Grasshopper I know a colleague of mine that is doing repairs in south florida. message me and i'll give you his number.
     
  16. Vistoluk

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    My name's Luke Pederson.

    I graduated from a Guitar Repair and Construction course and I am in a second year as well finishing up my schooling. I live in Bloomington, Mn. Anyone who needs repair on a guitar in the area feel free to shoot me an email or call.
    Set-ups, basic repairs, possible custom electrics.

    (952) 393-1645
    Vistoluk@live.com

    I would appreciate being put on the list. Thanks.
     
  17. soundeluxe

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    I'm a luthier in Fayetteville, AR (Northwest Arkansas). I'm the only guy in town that does heavy duty structural, finish/refinishing, and restorations. I can do anything from setups to complete vintage restorations. I've been doing a lot of crack repairs lately (the humidity changes so drastic in our area). If you need some work done on any stringed instrument, I'm your guy. I own/run a recording studio as well. My studio website has pictures of some of my repairs. Call or email me for estimates.

    Jeff Perkins - (479) 225-6971

    jeff@soundeluxestudios.com

    Soundeluxe Studios
     
  18. bruce bennett

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    You can add me to your list if you like.
    I'm an ex-Gibson Employee and am extremely familar with their processes. I do custom builds and Restorations. and I specialize in the Moderne and DC LP Jrs
    Plus I'm in tennessee, and we all know only he best guitars are made in Tennessee. :wave

    BML inc
    J. Backlund Design Guitars
    100 Cherokee Blvd STE 123
    Chattanooga TN 37405

    423-643-4999

    Check out my feedback on www.repairmyguitar.com put in the zip above and click on J. Backlund Design
     
  19. FLICKOFLASH

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    Jay M. Kolanda


    NTL Guitar, Parts, Service.
    Nashville, TN. 37217
    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.
     
  20. Jack's back

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    Ok, didn't see him listed in the Pennsylvania list. Matt's is in Jonestown, Pa. Kinda between Harrisburg and Reading.
    Here's a link. Guitar Repair & Set - Ups - Crete Guitar Shop

    Matt does setups and repairs. Matt did a re-fret and setup on my 71 deluxe.

    Now, I think he might be a little "off the mark" with his statement about the '79 top being "split in three places from the fire". The '79 is a Norlin and was it not common for them to have three piece tops? Regardless, Matt did a good job restoring that '79 and he did a nice refret on my '71.
     

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