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Title: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: DJ in FL on June 28, 2009, 06:36:17 PM
I know we are all always on the lookout for a quality luthier to work on our instruments, and good ones are hard to find IMHO.

I found a QUALITY guy here in Sarasota/Bradenton FL...his name is Charlie Whitt. 

His site is "www.Charliesguitarer.com", and he is also listed on "www.repairmyguitar.com".

I would HIGHLY recommend his services for quality work, great prices, F A S T service (don't want to be without any git too long) and he is a quality picker himself who obviously loves music and guitars...he'll build you one!

 :nana_guitar
 :nanadance





Title: Re: Quality Luthier in SW FL
Post by: Barefoot Rob on June 28, 2009, 08:34:03 PM
Cool another good guy.moderaters maybe we can start a permit thread listing repairpeople and Luthier's know to formites in there area,as we always have someone asking.


Title: Re: Luthiers available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Randy_R on June 28, 2009, 10:13:10 PM
Good suggestion. I've made this a sticky thread. Based on previous luthier recommendations, there may be both good and bad reviews, of the same luthier or repair tech.

I suggest providing the following info.

1. Name and city (also put in subject line)
2. Web page or address and telephone number
3. Any comments pro/con. Keep any negative comments professional/factual in nature and don't use this thread to engage in debate.


Title: Spokane, Washington
Post by: Dale_I on June 28, 2009, 11:23:37 PM
Dutch's Pawn
415 W Main
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 747-5284
Luthier: Rick
Although this is a pawn shop, they have a full set up and repair facility for stringed instruments. Rick is one of the most knowledgable guys in the area for set up and repair. Another guy working in the guitar shop is Jason who used to work for Larrivee in Canada. I've had both acoustic and electric work performed and they have been both reasonable and professional.

Mark's Guitar Shop
918 W Garland Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
(509) 325-8353
Talk to: Nate or Charlie
Local Larrivee dealer, although they don't stock a lot of new ones. I've bought a lot from them over the years and they are great at set ups and installation. I've never had any repair work done, but I would trust them with that as well.


Title: Rochester, New York
Post by: JavaVern on June 29, 2009, 02:11:26 AM
We are blessed in Rochester NY with three great places to go.  :laughin:

Dave Stutzman, http://www.stutzmansguitarcenter.com/, second generation guitar store and great service.

Bernie Lehmann, http://www.lehmannstrings.com/, luthier (really nice stuff) as well as repairs and service

John Bernunzio, http://bernunzio.com/, fantastic selection of vintage instruments as well as repairs

All three are worth a visit if you get our way, and each has his own niche complementing the others.

Vern


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Barefoot Rob on June 29, 2009, 02:12:39 AM
Thanks for the work Randy.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: jbrummer on June 29, 2009, 03:24:48 AM
Anyone able to recommend a guitar tech in the Memphis, Tennessee area?  No immediate need, but eventually I'll want to take my guitar in and have a set up done -- once I feel I've gotten to know the instrument a bit better, been through a few string changes, etc.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Barefoot Rob on June 29, 2009, 01:40:21 PM
Please remember to interview them.They're the doctor for your guitar.My I also add that once you've found the right one that dropping off little gifts now and then is a good thing.I have a couple of guys that drop off bottle's scotch every now and then.This does get them freebe's here and there.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: lyric_girl on June 29, 2009, 04:47:50 PM
Toronto, ON, Canada

Brian Mascarin
416-787-1531

Absolutely love this guy. Did an amazing set up on my second FIII. Is extremely knowledgeable and works fast.


Title: Schenectady, New York
Post by: RoundLakeDT on June 29, 2009, 06:40:21 PM
Two to recommend in the Albany NY area.  I've used both of these guys, who are also certified CF Martin techs:

Steve Brown (Schenectady), www.stevenbrown.com 518-370-2164
  Did a good job leveling & refinishing the frets on my Lav. OM

Steve Kovacik (Scotia), www.guitar-repair.com 518-381-3958
  Fixed a crack on my first guitar, a Washburn Jumbo


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: huladude456 on July 10, 2009, 12:30:17 PM
I've had somewhat mixed results with the few guitar techs I've used here in Vermont.  Anyone have any recommendations for northern new england or southern quebec?  I've got an L-03 that needs perhaps a new nut and some fret levelling and a back seam separation repair.  Who have you used in the past?

gary


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: RoundLakeDT on July 10, 2009, 01:28:39 PM
I've had somewhat mixed results with the few guitar techs I've used here in Vermont.  Anyone have any recommendations for northern new england or southern quebec?  I've got an L-03 that needs perhaps a new nut and some fret levelling and a back seam separation repair.  Who have you used in the past?
I haven't used them, but Randy Crosby Repair in Burlington is an authorized Martin factory rep; should be "good enough" for any brand.  802-865-3890.  Larrivee site also lists a few VT dealers who may be able to do it or recommend


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Barefoot Rob on July 16, 2009, 02:25:59 PM
I have a client moving to the Atlanta area.He is mostly an electric player{jazz,blues}.So any suggestion would be nice.If you ever get a chance to see him check him out.Richard Lollar.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: ark on July 21, 2009, 12:41:07 AM
Michael Miller
Colorado Springs, CO
719-632-8270

A superb tech, very knowledgeable and experienced. Michael is a perfectionist, and his rates are reasonable. He will tell you if he doesn't think he can help, or that nothing really needs to be done. He will help you over the phone if he thinks a truss rod tweak, etc, is all that is required.
He also plays and teaches guitar, and is very friendly and easy to work with. He explains in great detail what he thinks needs to be done.
He is the tech recommended and used by the top professional musicians in the area.
He has taken care of my guitars for over 5 years. He has a shop behind his house.

Al


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Makarovii on July 24, 2009, 02:32:36 AM
What part of the Springs is Michael in? We may be moving to the north side of Colorado Springs next year if everything falls into place for us. We are looking into the Cadera Ranch and Flying Horse areas. I'm also worried about how dry the area is for my D-03. Not to worry until winter and the use of the heater?


Michael Miller
Colorado Springs, CO
719-632-8270

A superb tech, very knowledgeable and experienced. Michael is a perfectionist, and his rates are reasonable. He will tell you if he doesn't think he can help, or that nothing really needs to be done. He will help you over the phone if he thinks a truss rod tweak, etc, is all that is required.
He also plays and teaches guitar, and is very friendly and easy to work with. He explains in great detail what he thinks needs to be done.
He is the tech recommended and used by the top professional musicians in the area.
He has taken care of my guitars for over 5 years. He has a shop behind his house.

Al


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: ark on July 24, 2009, 03:05:46 PM
Makarovii,
PM sent
Al


Title: How about sending Larrys right to Larrivee?? I need some cosmetic repairs!
Post by: LennonGuy on July 27, 2009, 02:51:38 AM
I just bought a BEAUTIFUL "C" with awesome Brazilian back and sides, and sweet sitka top. Unfortunately, this awesome presentation grade instrument was played rather aggressively, (I am trying to be kind here), and there is a ding or two on top as well as scratch marks on the top past the clear pick guard. A martin I sent to Martin with similar issues came back to me looking BRAND NEW.

Will Larrivee deliver the same results if I sent their guitar home to be made like new again?


Title: Fraulini Guitars, Madison, WI
Post by: bluesmike on August 16, 2009, 02:19:13 PM
Thought I would mention a great Wisconsin luthier, Todd Cambio of Madison. He specializes in the classic guitars of the 20s and 30s, repairs, restorations, and has his own line of custom reproductions of Oscar Schmidt, Lyon & Healy, Larson Brothers, Regal.
http://www.fraulini.com (http://www.fraulini.com)

He is building me a Stella-style ladder-braced 12-fret slothead. I was on his waiting list for nearly a year before he got to building my guitar as his guitars are in great demand by fans of the old time country blues. Check out his site -- it's worth a look.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: dermot on October 04, 2009, 05:56:23 PM
Attila Balogh was my guy until he passed away in the 80's since then Paul (who was his assistant back then) is my guy.. the propaganda is taken from  NJAMS website;
Quote
PAUL IVERSON'S REPAIRS
In 1967 his first attempt to build his own guitar, (a tele) proved successful enough to do it again and again. A native of Victoria, B.C., Paul moved to Vancouver in the late 70's and focused on developing his natural abilities, hanging out with Jean Larivee (Larivee Guitars) and Atilla Balogh (Odyssey Guitars), learning what he could from them. Now 35 years later, Paul has worked on and built guitars for such people as Sarah McLachlan, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Chad Kroeger (Nickleback) and Jimmy Page. Paul has also been maintaining the impressive Bruce Fairbairn guitar collection from the Armoury Studios in Vancouver. His lengthy bass-playing resume includes tours with Strange Advance and Bryan Adams.

PAUL'S SERVICES INCLUDE
Setup (action, intonation, truss rod adjustment)
Fret work (full refret, partial refret, fret dress- advising on what is most appropriate)
Structural repairs (neck resets, neck repairs, brace repair, bridge repair)
Cosmetic repair (refinishing, touch ups, binding repair, chip repair)
Electronic repairs (modifications, custom installations of pickups and switches, active circuits)
Custom guitar building

They are not kidding about Page either, i saw both #1 & #2 on Paul's bench.. and on another day the holy grail - a prewar martin D45... some serious coin on his bench some days... and a Banner Head Gibbie J45 of his is still sitting on a bench waiting for him to have time to finish it.. it's been a few decades now ;-)

Great fast service if you are a working pro, great but slower service if you are an ex-pro, weekend warrior, decent player, know what you want, bring him treats...

You can reach him here;
1757 Capilano Road North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 3B5
Tel: (604) 988-9974
Fax: (604) 985-2580

d.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Richard III on October 15, 2009, 04:02:59 PM
 I live in Manhattan and would like a check up and possible new set up on a fairly new OM 05.  Something isn't right with it.  Any suggestions for a first rate tech in the Big Apple? I read the post about the tech in Schnectady, NY. That may be my fall back position.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Larrivee4me on November 01, 2009, 10:23:25 PM
Great thread. Thanks for starting it!

I highly recommend J. Thomas Davis Guitars in Columbus, OH.  Always excellent results from these guys.  They know their stuff plain and simple.  Apart from the custom ordered guitars that Tom builds,  this is a repair and restoration shop only.   I'm always amazed at how good their set ups are.  Never used them for major repairs but word of mouth is very good.   Here's their website...   

http://www.jthomasdavis.com/


ps.  Per Uncl Robs remark about greasing the wheels,
     They like pizza from The Pizza House on Lincoln Ave


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: acoustic6 on November 01, 2009, 11:22:39 PM
Mike Lull's Guitar Works in Bellevue (Seattle Area) Washington.  Superb!  



Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Barefoot Rob on November 02, 2009, 03:45:38 AM
Keep greasin those wheels. :thumb


                                               As always support your local repairpeople{as long as they know what there doin}


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: cke on December 09, 2009, 07:41:23 AM
Great tech/luthier in LA/sfv
« on: December 08, 2009, 08:48:01 PM »
   

Had my Goya G-30 neck reset by   :bowdown: Glenn Harrison at California Vintage Guitars in Sherman Oaks. He just gave it back and it sings again!    :guitar  Glenn builds classical's, and he is an authorized Martin and Fender warranty guy.  Nice too. Wonderfully opinionated - too bad he doesn't know Larrivee's. I'm going to introduce him to mine. He'd fit right in here!
   
   


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: HAMFIST on December 29, 2009, 05:21:41 AM
In the Milwaukee, Wis. area, I rely on a couple of different folks.

Joe at North Star Music, a little corner shop in Wauwatosa, does great work. North Star deals mostly student level instruments, but Joe's set up and repair work is second to none. That is why every guitar in the place plays like butter.
http://local.yahoo.com/info-16733845-north-star-music-wauwatosa?csz=Franklin%2C+WI+53132

But the place I have the longest standing relationship with is Lincoln House of Music, which is a dealer of several major instrument lines. This is the place I got lessons when I was a kid -- a little corner store that employs some really sharp musicians and technicians. I went there more when I was living on the south side, but still reach out to them for some things even though it is a heck of a drive for me these days.
http://milwaukee.citysearch.com/profile/11022022/milwaukee_wi/lincoln_music_house.html#profileTab-reviews


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Denis on December 30, 2009, 04:36:11 PM
There are a couple good guys in Ottawa, ON Canada

Brian Dubbeldam at the Ottawa Folklore Centre has been my tech for nearly 20 years. 

http://www.magma.ca/~musicdoc/

His former apprentice, Terry Calder, works out of the Long & McQuade in Ottawa.  I would trust him with my guitars as well.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: aarra on January 21, 2010, 10:23:07 PM
For Richard III.   I don't have a suggestion in Manhattan, but you are a short trip from Staten Island and Mandolin Brothers on Forest Avenue where they might be able to do what you need.  I too have an OM-05 and if you can get to Ocean, New Jersey it will definitely be worth the trip to see Dave Petillo at 1206 Herbert Avenue, NJ.  I've been to a few luthiers and I will not let anyone but Dave touch my guitars.  Good luck.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Dr.Lee on February 09, 2010, 05:37:07 PM
For the Western Carolina and surrounding region, Randy Hughes of Fairview, NC is a highly respected and usually booked solid luthier.
His Phone number is 828-628-9777.

             
Dr.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: redcat43 on February 10, 2010, 09:15:32 PM
Support your local Larrivee dealer.  Good place for any stringed instrument repair and set-up in southern Wisconsin is Wil Bremer's shop in Madison. 
Spruce Tree Music
851 E. Johnson
Madison, WI
www.sprucetreemusic.com


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: timsgtr on February 12, 2010, 06:08:10 AM
A very good repair shop and store in Baton Rouge, LA is Tims Guitar workshop.  Established in 1979  factory service for CF Martin, Taylor Acoustics and Electrics,  UV finish and nitro cellulose lacquer refinish, Ovation service.  All major repairs available with photos on website.  www.timsguitar.com and proud to be a pretty new larrivee guitar dealer. 


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: yosephroth on February 24, 2010, 01:25:29 AM

Rich Beck in Tempe, Arizona.  Works out of his garage, does great work and is a great resource about guitar repairs of all kinds and history.  Been doing for over 30 years.

Rich Beck guitars http://www.richbeckguitars.com/


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: CoronaR8R on February 26, 2010, 08:06:02 PM
Any recommendations for a good guitar tech in southern California preferably someone thats worked with several Larrivees? Orange county/Los Angeles/ or Inland Empire? I am willing at least an hour if its worth it.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 26, 2010, 08:08:49 PM
I think its called west LA music.They deal with lots of famous person's so they may have a waiting period but I've heard nothing but good things about them.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: cke on February 27, 2010, 05:07:43 PM
Any recommendations for a good guitar tech in southern California preferably someone thats worked with several Larrivees? Orange county/Los Angeles/ or Inland Empire? I am willing at least an hour if its worth it.
Glen at California Vintage Guitars in Sherman Oaks recently worked on my L-09, and has worked on others. He does great work. I trust him.
West LA Music is in West LA near Westwood. I have not dealt with them but hear good things, too. 


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Glennd on May 17, 2010, 06:58:51 PM
A very good repair shop and store in Baton Rouge, LA is Tims Guitar workshop.  Established in 1979  factory service for CF Martin, Taylor Acoustics and Electrics,  UV finish and nitro cellulose lacquer refinish, Ovation service.  All major repairs available with photos on website.  www.timsguitar.com and proud to be a pretty new larrivee guitar dealer. 
Add in an all around good guy and superb set-up tech.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: acoustic6 on May 18, 2010, 02:56:51 AM
Another great luthier/repair resource in the Seattle area.  andrewsguitars.com

Just had some amazingly thourough setup and fret work done by Aaron.  Top notch!


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: phil on June 09, 2010, 12:06:30 AM
In the Boston area I highly recommend Mark Herbert Guitar Works in Brookline for repairs. He's worked on several guitars for me and always done outstanding work. I've brought him an old Gibson and and old Guild, both of which he really brought back to life. He reattached the bridge on my Larrivee Forum 2 and did an absolutely beautiful job.



Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Kalbi on July 13, 2010, 02:27:39 AM
Looking for a good tech in the Northern Virginia/DC/Maryland area. Anyone?


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Danny on July 23, 2010, 07:12:46 PM
  Here is a link to an article about Freddie Cisneros in Prescott, Arizona. He sounds like a really good choice if you are out that way.

http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=256&SubSectionID=1111&ArticleID=77914&TM=40059.38


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: shag101 on September 06, 2010, 08:42:47 PM
Great tech in NYC.  Everyone I sent to Evan loves his dedication and work. 

http://newyorkguitarrepair.com/index.html


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Flake on November 14, 2010, 09:03:24 PM
Best I have dealt with in my neck of the woods is David Munn (luthier) in Asbury, Iowa.  Fast and quality work. 
                                                                                                                                        dmunnguitars.com



Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: jwhitcomb3 on November 22, 2010, 02:41:35 AM
Tucker Barrett in Brattleboro VT is excellent. He's does plenty of work for http://www.mapleleafmusic.com/Maple Leaf Music (http://www.mapleleafmusic.com/Maple Leaf Music) (a fine guitar shop!) and did a wonderful job on a neck reset and refret on my old Gurian S3M.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: okabekah on January 02, 2011, 03:49:49 AM
I may be grasping at something non-existent, but does anyone know any guitar techs that are good around Moncton, New Brunswick, up here in Canada?  I saw an Ottawa listing in the thread, so I won't give up without asking.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: bobsnob on February 27, 2011, 11:48:32 PM
My Forum IV was repaired at Lutherie MF in Montreal.  They did a good job at a reasonable price.

http://www.mf.qc.ca/Guitar_Bass_Engl.html

Gordon


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: mlejeune67 on February 27, 2011, 11:58:37 PM
Okabekah,  from some of the postings I think it might be surprising how many "maritimers" are on this forum.  Can't help you out for Moncton though.  I have nothing but good to say about Dave Palmer at Tony's Music Box in Fredericton.  He's busy so some patience may be required on turnaround time but he's a straight shooter and does excellent repair and setup work.

I've also used Gary Williams in Saint John for setup work and would use him again.  Hope this helps.  Cheers.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Dan on March 04, 2011, 03:23:42 AM
Hey guys!

Tom Dodson is the guy to use. He is just south of Atlanta, Ga. in the town of Jackson, Ga. I have had a great experience with him. I will use him for all my guitar work if possible!

www.dodsonguitars.com is his website. You can get all his info there. Use him if you can get to him! He is great!

Dan


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: HAMFIST on March 16, 2011, 08:18:54 PM
I already posted about North Star Music, and Joe there is my main guy. But I just had some work done on my D-03R by the good folks at Rockhause Music on the southwest side of Milwaukee. They have worked on electrics for me in the past and done great work. But they made this dread play just killer ... tapped in some high frets, etc ...

www.rockhaus.com


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: acoustic6 on March 23, 2011, 08:57:43 PM
Aaron Andrews Guitars in Seattle. http://www.andrewsguitars.com/AndrewsGuitars/Home.html  He's done two fantastic setups for me and some very nice fret leveling work.  He knows his stuff.   :thumb


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: ffinke on March 24, 2011, 02:42:35 AM
Third time is the charm!

I just had my new acquisition set up by Randy Perkins at RIT Music in Holland, MI. and he did another superb job! This is my third guitar to be set up and, if you're close, he is well worth it. Here is his bio (note that he apprenticed under Del Langejans which I understand is pronounced "L-onions"): http://www.hollandrit.com/repairs.htm

I remain a firm believer in finding a good guitar tech and supporting him.

f

ps/ unclrob, if I were in the panhandle of FL you'd be my choice.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 24, 2011, 03:36:40 AM
Third time is the charm!

I just had my new acquisition set up be Randy Perkins at RIT Music in Holland, MI. and he did another superb job! This is my third guitar to be set up and, if you're close, he is well worth it. Here is his bio (note that he apprenticed under Del Langejans which I understand is pronounced "L-onions"): http://www.hollandrit.com/repairs.htm

I remain a firm believer in finding a good guitar tech and supporting him.

f

ps/ unclrob, if I were in the panhandle of FL you'd be my choice.
His prices look very reasonable.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: JulioB on March 25, 2011, 11:23:26 PM
Joe at Guitars United (https://www.guitarsunited.com/index.php) is the only authorized dealer in Larrivees in Jax, FL area.  He is also a luthier.  He has done some minor work for me (strap button, ebony bridge pins, setup/cleanup/care) on my03-RE and my Tele.  Haven't needed anything major yet (might need some fretwork done soon - see other post).

11700 San Jose Boulevard
Ste 11
Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 268-0338


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Walkerman on June 24, 2011, 01:38:04 PM
I'll be having my first ever setup done by this fellow.  He comes highly recommended by ex-forumite PortHueneme, and covers the Ventura County area.

http://www.guitartechcorner.com/

I'll report in a few weeks how it was.  I am also having a west African hard ivory nut/saddle installed.  I'll have him work on Maddie as a starter.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/DSC_0115.jpg)


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Michael T on June 24, 2011, 01:45:47 PM
I'll be having my first ever setup done by this fellow.  He comes highly recommended by ex-forumite PortHueneme

http://www.guitartechcorner.com/

I'll report in a few weeks how it was.  I am also having a west African hard ivory nut/saddle installed.  I'll have him work on Maddie as a starter.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/DSC_0115.jpg)

You are probably gonna love what that WAHI saddle does for you, I would call him and add the nut too, hardest material that Colosi recommends for nuts and I can't think of any open chords that don't have some open strings that would not benefit from it too, especially the sustain and blending.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Walkerman on June 24, 2011, 02:08:51 PM
read again  nut/saddle......and yes, they are from Colosi


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Michael T on June 24, 2011, 03:44:32 PM
read again  nut/saddle......and yes, they are from Colosi

Oops, my bad, good choice. I sometimes scan instead of read  :bowdown:


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: MechanixRage on August 07, 2011, 06:40:21 AM
I don't know if she has already been posted but Larrivee in Vancouver recommended you to me and she did amazing work on my acoustic!

Nicole Alosinac (Luthier)
604-724-0726
by Appt. only
www.nicolealosinacluthiery.com
VANCOUVER, BC


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: LeftyBlake on December 24, 2011, 05:17:30 AM
Rich Beck in Tempe, Arizona.  Works out of his garage, does great work and is a great resource about guitar repairs of all kinds and history.  Been doing for over 30 years.

Rich Beck guitars http://www.richbeckguitars.com/

 :+1: Rich Beck is a great luthier, especially if you're left handed. He's a natural lefty, but plays both ways, so he especially knows how to do lefties. He repaired my Larrivee when I gave her a nice size crack. Another lefty friend of mine has Rich do all of his guitars. Every single one of them plays perfectly.

Another great luthier/repair resource in the Seattle area.  andrewsguitars.com

Just had some amazingly thourough setup and fret work done by Aaron.  Top notch!

Thanks for this. I just moved back to the Seattle area.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: C-10-4-me on January 28, 2012, 12:22:01 AM
Great thread. Thanks for starting it!

I highly recommend J. Thomas Davis Guitars in Columbus, OH.  Always excellent results from these guys.  They know their stuff plain and simple.  Apart from the custom ordered guitars that Tom builds,  this is a repair and restoration shop only.   I'm always amazed at how good their set ups are.  Never used them for major repairs but word of mouth is very good.   Here's their website...   

http://www.jthomasdavis.com/


ps.  Per Uncl Robs remark about greasing the wheels,
     They like pizza from The Pizza House on Lincoln Ave

Awesome!!!  Just when I was about to give up searching for someone like this I find this post. I've got to give these guys a call asap.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: WPete on February 29, 2012, 05:50:19 AM
I can recommend the tech, Carl, at Dave's Guitar in LaCrosse, Wisc. - he did a nice job re-gluing my F-IV bridge, only took a week and $100 plus tax and tip - guitar sounds better than ever and I got to explore Dave's a bit and play a lovely 00 all hog Collings (light, sweet and gorgeous and $$$$) and an OM Gloss Rainsong $$, very nice.
If you are ever in the area - check out the place - a museum upstairs w/ walls of classic electrics - also viewable on their website: http://davesguitar.com/    just click on personal collection.
Thanks also to unclrob for his advice and offers of assistance.

(re-posted here from my thread on "Forum IV bridge lifting" per suggestion - thanks Roger)


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: otterly2k on July 19, 2012, 05:47:18 PM
I'm pretty new to this forum, but wanted to share that I do fretted instrument repair here in Philadelphia.  Because this is not my full-time job, my wait times can be a little bit long (of course, they're long for the f/t luthiers too!) but my prices are very reasonable.  Happy to provide references, etc. 

I can be reached at luthiotter at gmail dot com

Karen


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 26, 2012, 06:30:28 PM
nice to see a female repairperson in the club we need more ladies to attract more lady guitarist.Welcome.Don't forget the  :donut :donut :wave


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: ffinke on August 27, 2012, 03:48:57 PM
Yes, it is good to see a female tech on the forum. That way we'll get a larger perspective and by sharing information we'll all learn.

Welcome to the club, Karen.

Have a donut on me: :donut


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: jamesblanchard on March 30, 2013, 09:18:36 PM
hi, i just bought a larrivee d-01 ,just love it, and really want to take care of it the way a great instrument should be, i have two questions ,what can i treat the wood with ,and the neck surface, and how about case humidifiers ,and should i take off the string tension while storing it in case upright,answers would be helpfull, thankyou james


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: bluesman67 on March 30, 2013, 10:00:26 PM
hi, i just bought a larrivee d-01 ,just love it, and really want to take care of it the way a great instrument should be, i have two questions ,what can i treat the wood with ,and the neck surface, and how about case humidifiers ,and should i take off the string tension while storing it in case upright,answers would be helpfull, thankyou james
Not much is needed.  The #1 thing is to make sure you know the relative humidity in the room.  Keep it around 40-50%.  You can buy an Oasis for about 20 bucks to read the RH level in the room or drop in in the case for a reading.  If it's just the one guitar, a Kyser Lifeguard is the simplest most effective and cost effective way to humidify that I've found.  No need to take the string tension off when not playing.  Every once in a while, 1 or 2 times a year, I take a very tiny amount of lemon oil to clean down the fretboard.  Very little is needed and too much is bad.  That's about it for cleaning.  I'm sure others can advise on more but I never do anything else except a string wipe down with a microfiber cloth.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: GUILD DV 72 NT on October 09, 2013, 01:32:28 AM
WISCONSIN/MINNESOTA area:
Gordy Bischoff
5150 Deerfield Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 834-3751
gordy@bischoffguitars.com
http://www.bischoffguitars.com/ (http://www.bischoffguitars.com/)
Been doing this stuff since 1975. Very friendly and will spend the time to talk out your situation completely with you. Won't try to sell you what you don't need. Builds BEAUTIFUL guitars!


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: hotpocket on June 08, 2014, 12:08:09 AM
Anyone know a good tech in Iowa? I live in the Quad Cities.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: leontius on June 25, 2014, 11:50:22 AM
A very knowledgeable and experienced Luthier for Acoustic Guitars and Ukes in Berlin/ Germany:

Johannes Reyels
Gitarrenbau & Reparaturwerkstatt
Schönhauser Allee 168
10439 Berlin
Telefon: +49 30-43200377
Mobil: +49 176-22652532
Email: service (at) gitarrenreparatur.info
http://www.gitarrenreparatur.info

This is my favourite Luthier in Berlin, small but fine workshop. Simply knows what he is doing and talking about. Will not sell you anything what you don't need and takes his
time to talk with you through the problem(s). Solved also a problem on one of my acoustics another "luthier" was not able to get by. Does also repairs on electric guitars.

Cheers, Walter


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: giff06 on February 25, 2015, 08:40:13 PM
When in the central NJ area............Mr Paul Unkert aka The Guitar Guy    Toms River, NJ   Phone 732 270 1479.




Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Dan on November 12, 2015, 04:19:08 AM
Anybody know a good luthier in the Jackson, MS area?


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Gregg E on December 15, 2015, 08:45:15 PM
For anyone in West or Central Michigan, I just found the best guitar tech/luthier that I have ever worked with in 50 years of playing; Russell at North Coast Guitar Company in Grand Rapids.  (Just Google it for contact info.)  Knowledgeable, personable, fairly priced and absolutely first rate work.  Highly recommended!

Gregg


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Bigfish on March 02, 2016, 06:34:59 PM
Any recommendations for a good luthier/set-up tech in the Chicago area?  Madison appears to be the closest mentioned.

Thanks


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Barefoot Rob on March 02, 2016, 08:27:24 PM
I don't know if Chicago Music Exchange does repairs or not but you might check with them or any musician that you know that they may use.Don't forget to interview any tech who's going to work on your guitar.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Scrambler17 on March 02, 2016, 10:15:34 PM
Any recommendations for a good luthier/set-up tech in the Chicago area?  Madison appears to be the closest mentioned.

Thanks

Old Town School of Folk Music has the Different Strummer.  There may be more affordable options. 


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: cc407 on March 02, 2016, 10:33:02 PM
Any recommendations for a good luthier/set-up tech in the Chicago area?  Madison appears to be the closest mentioned.

Thanks

None better than Third Coast Guitar (http://www.thirdcoastguitar.com/#guitar-repair)


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Gordo in OZ on July 22, 2016, 12:10:16 PM
For members in Victoria, Australia you can't do better than Cargill in Seaford. http://www.cargillcustomguitars.com.au/
I have dealt with 3 generations of this backyard family business over 40 years and the quality just gets  better. If you look at the list of artists from Australia and touring they have helped you would be amazed. Great work at sensible price. They actually can do the impossible.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: mgbgt on July 22, 2016, 09:38:59 PM
  :donut2
haven't posted in quite a while but did ship my om-03 to uncle rob for bone nut and saddle. Was and still am satisfied with the job done.  next time will save the ups money and make the drive.


Title: Re:
Post by: Crocefan4life on January 28, 2017, 05:45:37 AM
Little Rock has/had?? a Larrivee dealer. Very limited stock. Bryon usually only has one or two on his wall. I played my first Larrivee in his shop. He sold it before I got back to the shop to buy it. He didn't get any more in for awhile and I went to eBay.

Bryon does all my setups and string changes. He's installed under saddle piezo pickups in two of my acoustic guitars.

Little Rock Frets
Bryon Knight
http://littlerockfrets.net/wp/
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Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on February 01, 2017, 07:29:44 AM
If you're looking for someone in the Edmonton Alberta area, I'm your guy.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 02, 2017, 12:00:44 AM
If you're looking for someone in the Edmonton Alberta area, I'm your guy.


 :thumb :cheers :beer :nanadance :nana_guitar



 :wave                                      :donut :donut :donut :donut :donut :donut


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: ducktrapper on February 02, 2017, 01:12:07 AM
I see that my friend and very talented luthier Martin Reynolds in Minneapolis needs to be added to the list.

http://mnluthier.com/


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: pelicanhead on March 20, 2017, 12:05:49 AM
 If you are in Wisconsin, Greenbay area, Bruce Petros is the best you can get. He is well known for his guitars and they now start at about 9,000.00 dollar range. His skills are of the best, but may be a bit pricer then a store with repair people. If you have a great guitar and want the best hands on your instrument in Wisconsin Bruce is the guy. Milwaukee-  Denny Rowens been around for a very long time. I would trust him with most.


Title: Re: Luthiers and repair techs available to forum members for repairs & tuning
Post by: C-10-4-me on March 20, 2017, 08:20:26 PM
Any shops in between Sarasota and Fort Myers Fl?