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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.

Grote 335 Review

Who can resist beautiful guitars at inexpensive prices? In the sub $200 range, the Grote series is pretty tempting. But is it as good as it looks? Let's put the Grote 335 on the tech bench and have a closer look.. First thing I noticed, other than the guitar's great...
Possibly More Big Changes to Reverb, Ebay, Amazon

Possibly More Big Changes to Reverb, Ebay, Amazon

A Californian state appeals court ruled that Amazon can be held liable in California for defective products sold through third-party vendors using its marketplace. The ruling came after a San Diego woman purchased a laptop battery from a third-party seller through...

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #104

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #104

This was a PJ bass guitar, but the same issues can happen in any dual pickup guitar, and electrical problems can hide in any used guitar. The Con.. I met the seller at his home. Due to Covid, he brought the guitar out to his carport, plugged it in and proceeded to...

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #103

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #103

So, last week's episode didn't dissuade you and you're back shopping for a guitar, eh? How 'bout that beautiful Epiphone Bonamassa that's advertised at just over half the price they usually go for? Great deal? Photos show a pristine guitar with factory decals still on...

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #102

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #102

You've been shopping on Craigslist, Marketplace, OfferUp and who knows where else! You found a beautiful guitar and the price is right. You've met the buyer at Micky D's and the guitar looks as good as its photos. This series...

Guitar Buying Dangers Episode #101

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...

Guitar Buying – Nasty Surprises!

Guitar Buying – Nasty Surprises!

How to Insure Your Guitar Purchase A new customer brought me two guitars to setup. Both were new acquisitions for him. He was happy with his purchases and excited to be getting them setup to play well. Unfortunately, I had to break some very bad news to him. The...

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