If you are in the local south central Alberta area, I am available to discuss your stringed instrument’s issues in person. Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Banjos & mandolins are my specialty. Inquire about work on other instruments.
Call or text 250-421-1550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a brief consultation and to arrange an appointment. Working hours are irregular, but your call will be returned.
Examples of services available:
Setups- Optimize your instrument’s playability. Re-stringing & tuning, truss rod adjustments (critical when changing to different gauge of strings) Saddle, nut, and intonation adjustments.
Fretwork- Full or partial re-frets using your choice of new fret wire . Levelling and dressing your existing frets, or just fixing that stubborn fret that’s popped up and causing a dead note or a buzz.
Pickups- Troubleshooting, height adjustment, installation or removal. Electric or Acoustic. I am also a dealer for Highlander Pickups.
Custom Saddles and Nuts- Upgrade your instruments tone and feel with a new bone nut & saddle. Change your string spacing to better fit your hand and playing style.
Bridge re-gluing or replacement. Fix that lifting bridge on your acoustic and get your guitar playing it’s best. Custom fabricated replacement bridges.
Finish issues and touch-ups- I don’t recommend repairing every little nick & scratch, nor repairing playing wear, as I think it’s a beautiful thing. However sometimes there’s a dent or blemish that drives you nuts. I can do everything from filling buffing out scratches, to refinishing larger portions of your instrument. I specialize in the craft of french-polish finishes.
Acoustic guitar neck-resets- Give new life to older guitars by restoring the neck geometry and thus their action & playability, which diminishes over time due to the forces of string tension.
Structural- Everything from cracks and breaks to broken pegheads. Shaving necks down, new fingerboards etc.