Electromatics

well it’s that time…

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My Projet goes to the shop on Monday. A proper set up, which it is yet to have, a camel bone nut to replace the synthetic whatever that is, a repair to the broken tang on the volume pot that makes the knob turn weirdly, basically a new proper taper pot, some of those Little copper sleeves on all the pot shafts to make those maddeningly wobbly knobs turn straight and a treble bleed mod...

My guy is reasonable, loves Gretsches of all kinds and says he can't wait to get his hands on it....He's done two of my guitars now, one a very intricate maple neck refret and refinish on a strat and a simple strat setup and bone nut...did I say he was reasonable???.. can't wait to get it playing even better.

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Sounds like a nice small project to improve things for you. Glad to hear another plastic nut going in the garbage.

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A good set up goes a long way and makes a big difference, as I'm sure you already know. Hope he turns it quickly for you.

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Me too. As you know, finding a good and reputable luthier is a lot harder than just walking in and buying a guitar. Finding one that will do as you say instead of doing what they like on a guitar is also kind of hard. I found this guy in Hawaii Kai and he has a great reputation and I can see why.

It's the one reason I've done so very little to my guitars in Hawaii. I couldn't find a guy that was honest and skilled enough.

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Well, it's back. Everything is in proper order and that new nut is beautiful.. It's not just a plain bone white, it has brown, a bit of gold, and an almost black streak in it, very interesting. I'll see if I can get some pics up of it. It plays much better, I don't think he lowered the action as I don't like low action for the most part, but he tweeked it a bit and it is better. 150 bucks including a brand new volume pot with a better taper to it and my knobs are straight!!!

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sounds like you've got a pretty good guy doing your luthier work for you, Jay. and all for $150 ? that's not a bad price at all.

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Yeah, he does very good work for an honest price. Most of his customers are long term, have multiple guitars that get done over time, and he's a Gretsch guy too!! My last strat got a bone nut and a set up. 135 dollars total. I almost feel like tipping the shop or buying them Pizza or something.

BR Fretshop Hawaii Kai. That is if you're ever here with a git and need some work...


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