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I'm a Professional Luthier that can do most anything concerning
stringed instrument building, repair, and maintenance.
I have over 40 years experience Building, Repairing, Re-Fretting, Wiring, Restoring,
Refinishing(Fixing chips in finishes, Dings and dents etc..), Custom Inlaying, Designing, and Playing.
If you need ANYTHING professionally done, I'm your guy. My shop is located just inside
Perry, Ohio, East Of Painesville Off of RT 20. I service the entire Northeast Ohio area.
Message me with what you have, pictures of the damage etc.. And we'll take it from there.
Very flexible hours.
Let's fix it!!

I service ANY make and model. Gibson, Fender, Squier, PRS, Ibanez, LTD,

I do EVERY type of fretwork including complete re-frets
(bound/unbound necks), re-crowning, polishing, fret leveling, complete re-frets and partial re-frets.
Many times the customer thinks they need a re-fret but I'm usually able to
save the original frets.

It doesn't matter to me if your guitar is from Walmart or Gibson's custom shop. I'll treat them all with the same respect whether it's making the Walmart guitar play awesome or doing a Re-Fret on that beloved 1959 Gibson Les Paul(while saving the original binding edges too).

I can custom wire any electronics to factory spec, or to your standards. I can
create custom wiring schematics specifically for your instrument or how YOU
want. (i.e. push/pulls, on/off switching, out of phase, pickup repairs, etc..)

I'm all about helping my fellow musicians by saving them some
cash while getting their guitar out of a closet and back onto a
stage or in a studio. I'm very serious and treat EVERY guitar like it's my own
unlocking it's full potential.
I'll get it done FAST and protect your investment!

My setup prices can range from as little as $45.00 and up depending on what your
needs are. Most turn-around times for a basic setup can take as little as a few hours. However if anything additional is in need of repair, then it could take longer. But you can't setup something if its broken right? I can diagnose any issues there might be.

All the work I do will always be pre-approved before any work begins or leaves my shop and the price I quote you will be the price you'll pay with no surprises.

Typically for Acoustic or Electric Guitars and Basses,
My setup procedure includes the following:

Proper truss rod adjustment & inspection,
Adjusting ANY type of tremolo or bridge, I've worked on them all, including cleaning and oiling,
Setting the intonation on the bridge properly, saddle height and radiusing,
Setting the string action and nut slot heights correctly along with diagnosing
any nut issues,
Proper pickup height adjustment,
Checking and tightening every screw on the instrument including fixing and
reinforcing any stripped out holes if needed,
Along with complimentary cleaning, polishing and waxing all necessary parts.
I also Clean the frets and fret board properly, and apply a neck conditioner
for all Rosewood or Ebony necks. If needed, I can also re-dye ebony fretboards and bridges correctly.

Here are some photo examples of the different types of work I've done work...

Picture 1 is an American Black Walnut, 54' style Telecaster
thineline. I made just about everything from scratch. Fender
didn't make the Thinlines until the late 60's let alone with 3
Gibson Humbuckers!!
I made the entire body and neck right from the log. It is also
double bound in Green Pau Abalone shell along with an inlaid "Zipper" stripe down the center of
the back plus the "F" hole is even bound too!

Picture 2 shows a 1970 Guild acoustic with a broken off
headstock that the owner thought wasn't savable but it's now
fixed and plays great, and he gigs with it regularly!

Picture 3 is a Custom Thinline Telecaster Body that I made combining the 1954
solidbody dimensions and the 1969 "F" hole placement. The
internal chambers were my own design as well. Double bound in cream and finished in Gibson Black. It's like a Gibson 335 with the look of a Tele.

Picture 4 shows a customized Acoustic/Electric Dobro Resonator Guitar. It has a
Piezo under-saddle bridge pickup, along with a Gibson Deluxe Mini
Humbucker in the Neck position. I also installed separate
volume and tone controls that have different value pots and
caps for each pickup so the sound can be customized for nearly
any situation.

Picture 5 shows the before and after from one of many fret
dressing/recrown/polishes for a bass guitar that the customer
thought a re-fret was necessary. It wasn't.

Picture 6 is an old Aria 12 string that had a really bad bowed
and cracked top under the was unplayable and left
for dead but she plays great again :)

Picture 7 is a 1982 Kramer Vanguard Imperial Flying V that was
completely overhauled with new paint on the body, neck, along
with new jumbo frets, and new Gibson pickups, Push/Pull pots,
etc.. :)

Picture 8 is an EpiDot that was all cherry red that the
customer wanted a goldtop on it :)

Picture 9 is an original 1967 Rik that i restored after finding
all the original parts :)

Picture 10 is a priceless Masterbuilt Gibson Banjo from 1932
that I'm honored to service on a regular basis. Only 2 luthiers
have touched this instrument and I'm proud to be 1 of them.

Picture 11 is a custom bass I built for a client made from
Mahogany and Black Korina for the body, and Wenge and Ebony
for the neck, Along with EMG Active Pickups.

Picture 12 is a 1970 Giannini Craviola that was badly damaged
and unplayable. I repaired and restored it to playability. It
had been sitting in someones attic for 30 years and now it
sings again.

Picture 13 is an aged Cherry Sunburst Stratocaster Overhaul. I used to
use this old Stratocaster for hosting jam nights. Since it was
primarily used only for jam nights, I didn't want it finished
nicely since I'd occasionally let jammers play it. Now it's
been transformed into a sweet custom Stratocaster that's only
for me to play.

Picture 14 is a completed repair of a Gibson Les Paul Standard
that had a broken off headstock. The line shows where it was
completely broken off. As you can see, It's like it never

Picture 15 is a Left Handed Custom Black Walnut Telecaster that I built for a client.

Picture 16 is a Chapman Stick Bass that I did a Set-up on.

Here's what some repeat customer's say...

"Thanks for all the excellent work over the years!"
James P.

"Thanx for the excellent service...My guitars play like a dream!"
Gary N.

"I'll never touch my guitar again, I'LL LET YOU DO IT!"
Tony P.

"Superb Excellent Job! Efficient, Professional.Very Satisfied."
Mark M.

"Done Carefully & Meticulously, The Guitar's Play Wonderful!"
Larry K.

"Great Job on the Fender. The Action is Tighter. It Even Feels Louder!"
Robert W.

"Your the ONLY person I'll trust with my vintage Les Paul!"
Jim R.

"You turned my basket-case vintage 1959 arch top electric into
a perfect playing prom queen. Thanks!".
Bob S.

Message me to get started!
Thank's for looking at my ad!
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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