KJ Guitarworx Guitar Sales and Service
About this pro
I have over 30 years of experience playing, repairing and modifying guitars and basses. I have bought and sold over 100 guitars in the past, and have extensive knowledge of electric guitars and bass guitars. It is my passion, and my life has been centered around music and guitars since my childhood. I love my job because I love music, and to create music. The guitar is just a pathway to good music, a tool to use to create something that never existed before. A way of expressing yourself that is very personal, yet easily accessible to the public.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have been playing guitar since 1978, and have had a love affair with the guitar since then. I was always very interested in the workings of the instruments I played, so it was only natural that I started taking my guitars apart to figure out what made them work. The more I learned, the more excited I got about the whole field of repair and refurbishing of guitars. It started out as a hobby, but has worked its' way into a business, a business that I love. There is nothing better for me than to take a guitar that has been neglected, forgotten and left unused, and turning it into a guitar that will be played, loved and provide hours of enjoyment not only for the player, but for the listener too.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Set ups, pickup installation, minor fret work, installation of new hardware (tuners, pots, switches, pickups, tremelos, bridges), finish restoration and repair, truss rod adjustment.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Ask lots of smart questions before the work is done. The more you ask, the better informed you will be about the work being performed. Research the guitar you are looking for to become knowledgable about it. Get info on the repairs needed so you can articulate exactly what it is that you want done, in terms that I can understand. The more info I have from you, the better a job I can do for you.