SF Bay Area Luthiers/Repairmen

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by dvlmusic, Nov 18, 2012.


  1. dvlmusic

    dvlmusic Supporting Member

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    I am looking to add a J pickup to my P-bass and I need to get the pickup cavity routed and the pickup wired in. Any suggestions on good techs in the Bay Are for this sort of thing? The wiring is the easy part, but it has to be someone with experience cutting into guitars....

    Help!:help:
     
  2. kai_ski

    kai_ski Supporting Member

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    SF guitarworks hands down. They are very professional and do very good work. You can use google to find their blog and see some of the unique and impressive work they have done.

    Also use yelp to help you narrow down your search. You will see they have many many five star reviews.
     
  3. dhsierra1

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    Mark Brown in Campbell, he was the Doobie Bros' gtr tech for years and years. Did some excellent repair and set up work for me (2 basses, guitars are next) as well as nearly a dozen of my drummer's guitars and basses. He's in Campbell near downtown. Highly recommended, a good guy.
     
  4. Means2nEnd

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    Gary Brawer, maybe best anywhere!
     
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  6. guitar ed

    guitar ed

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    Keith Holland, in Los Gatos. Not too far from Mark Brown, actually.

    I've been using him for a number of years.

    edg
     
  7. ilustre

    ilustre Supporting Member

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    rex guitar works in san Jose, CA. the best!!!!!!!!! check yelp for reviews!!!!!
     
  8. DeadHeadSF

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    And of course Frank at Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto, but they are more of an acoustic-guitar shop. Nevertheless, they do fantastic work.
     
  9. dvlmusic

    dvlmusic Supporting Member

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    After reading the Yelp reviews, I think
    I have to check out SF Guitarworks. Anyone got any good stories about them?
     

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