good luthiers in NJ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xshawnxearthx, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    that can do a re-finish?
  2. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    It depends on what you have.

    A couple of names for you ....

    Nothing New Music, Lakehurst, NJ 732-657-5577
    This place handles primarily vintage stuff. Not particularly cheap.

    Phillip Petillo, West Deal, NJ 732-531-6338
    A private restoration guy. I know nothing about him personally, but have heard that he does decent work.

    AFAIK, most of the places in Jersey ship stuff out to points unknown for repair/restoration. Definitely make some in person contacts with these guys to confirm that they do the work in house ....

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help :(
  3. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    thanks, i just want to get my bass re finished in polyester.
  4. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005

    Jim makes great tube amps, does amplifier and guitar repair.

    Not exclusively a luthier...but a very helpful, nice, and capable gentleman.

    Just had him replace the pots, and put a new nut on my 7-string, as well as service/modify one of my tube amps.

    Top notch service!