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.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I am here to provide you, the guitar player, with the best in personal service. I know how much your axe means to you, and I treat your instrument with the utmost care and attention. I work with you to set your guitar up to YOUR specs, so it feels right in your hands, and to your ears.