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« Reply #20 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/


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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2009, 11:22:39 PM »

Mike Lull's Guitar Works in Bellevue (Seattle Area) Washington.  Superb!  

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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2009, 03:45:38 AM »

Keep greasin those wheels.


                                               As always support your local repairpeople{as long as they know what there doin}
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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2009, 07:41:23 AM »

Great tech/luthier in LA/sfv
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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!      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!
   
   
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« Reply #24 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
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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 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.
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« Reply #27 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.

             
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« Reply #28 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. 
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www.sprucetreemusic.com
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« Reply #29 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. 
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« Reply #30 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/
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« Reply #31 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.
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« Reply #32 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.
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« Reply #33 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. 
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« Reply #34 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.
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« Reply #35 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!
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« Reply #36 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.

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« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2010, 02:27:39 AM »

Looking for a good tech in the Northern Virginia/DC/Maryland area. Anyone?
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« Reply #38 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
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« Reply #39 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
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