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Chicago land luthier

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bassstud1, Oct 6, 2001.


  1. Bassstud1

    Bassstud1 Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    LaPorte Indiana USA
    Looking for a Chicago land luthier to fret my NEW Musicman 5. Duh that's right I spent a lot of money on a fretless bass and I need it fretted.
    At least the first 7 or 9 frets. Any suggestions?
    Does around $150 sound right for this work?
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Call or visit Front Porch Music over in Valpo - they're an acoustic store, but they are friendly and probably can give you a referral.
     
  3. Hugh McFarland. He lives in the City of Chicago, near Western and Diversey, and is one of the best luthiers I have seen in the area. He was Dan Lakin's partner in creating Lakland (not any longer). I don't have his phone number handy, but if you call lakland, or send Dan Lakin an email (you can find his email address at www.lakland.com), he'll give you Hugh's phone number.

    Hey Heavy Duty

    It was good to meet you at the Elgin Guitar show! I was a bit preoccupied with the traffic around my booth, so I'm sorry I couldn't spend more time talkin to ya.
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Same here! I know you were busy trying to run your table - you were there to sell, not yack. Hope it went well for you...
     
  5. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    When I was living up there, I trusted all of my work to Bob Gorny of Gorny Custom Guitars on Belmont. Nice guy who does beautiful work. He refretted my old Precision when I had it.