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I’m just a guitar tech who likes to make inexpensive guitars play and sound as good as the pricier ones.
I won’t sell a guitar until I’ve checked it out end to end; leveled frets & dressed fret ends; professionally setup the guitar to factory specs; installed & stretched new (quality) strings; tuned and intonated so that the instrument is worthy of the time and effort you will put into it.

Guitar Buying Dangers Episode #101

I love looking at guitar ads. Craigslist, Marketplace, OfferUp, Reverb - all of 'em! But having bought roughly six hundred guitars off these ads in the past three years, I know that dark secrets lurk behind most of them. Please note that I said "..dark secrets lurk...
Cheap Online Guitars – GlarryMusic.com

Cheap Online Guitars – GlarryMusic.com

You've probably seen these guitars - from about $79 to just a tad over $100. They look beautiful! But are they any good? If you check out the YouTube channels, you'll find several "guitar gurus", who unbox these, squint and look closely; pronounce something about the...

Why Your Guitar Won’t Sell

Why Your Guitar Won’t Sell

I buy guitars. I refurbish, setup and resell them. So this morning, I got an email - I have a very nice guitar you may want. It is essentually new, almost unused, a couple years old, Black, Hard Rock, model, Fender Strat, with case. I don't play, I got it for a...

A Setup Is Not A Setup!

A Setup Is Not A Setup!

People often talk like a guitar "setup" is almost a commodity. Like a setup at "Bubba's Guitar Shop" is the same as a guitar setup at "Hank's Guitar Shop" or any other place. Yesterday, a customer brought me a guitar saying he'd just paid for a setup at another...

A Sour Note

A Sour Note

I got a customer's guitar the other day, for a setup. Can you tell from this photo, one of the likely problems you'd encounter while playing this guitar? No fair reading further until you study the photo!) Other than looking a bit loose, can you spot a problem with...

Dean’s “Colt Bigsby” Is Worth A Look!

Dean’s “Colt Bigsby” Is Worth A Look!

Even if it weren't so beautiful, the Colt Bigsby would be worth trying out just to see how those magnetic pickups sound with the piezo kicked in, through the dual output jacks! Three knobs give you separate volumes for piezo and magnetic (passive) and apparently a...

$71 Glarry Telecaster Setup & Compare to Fender

$71 Glarry Telecaster Setup & Compare to Fender

It's not often I get asked to do a $60 setup on a $70 guitar. Most of what this guitar needed, could have been done by any DIY-er with a bit of know-how. While I like getting guitar setup and repair business, i really hate to see people spend their hard-earned money...

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