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Have any of you heard of Bill Michaelis

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Poon, Nov 9, 2003.


  1. Poon

    Poon

    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bill Michaelis is supposedly a Luthier, but i've never heard of him. I was wondering if some of his fellow luthiers might have some info on him and if he's reputable. Thanks.
     
  2. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    He builds Axtra Guitars. I had a 5 string bass of his. The truss rod went out in it but he replaced the neck for free. Although he did tell the store owner that I broke the truss rod and it had nothing to do with his work. I was sorry to tell Mr. Michaelis that the bass was in the case when I noticed the neck bending forward 20 degrees. Kind of a cheap shot in trying to keep a dealer. That has been my experience with him.