Lutherie & Instrument Repair
(Sonoma County/Bay Area)
I started working in instrument repair when I was 17 and bought my first upright bass on a budget; the bass was damaged in shipping and I bought it at wholesale value- only its neck completely snapped off, had no sound post or bridge yet, and the fingerboard was warped. My first reconstruction is the same upright bass that I gig with to this day, with no signs of breaking.
After training at the San Diego County Music Exchange for seven seven years, I decided to bring my craft with me when I moved to Sonoma County. Scroll down to see what services I offer.
Repair & Restoration Work
Guitar, Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Banjo, etc. Setup
- Bridge shaping and repair
- Tuning peg shaping and replacement
- Fingerboard Treatment & Polish
- Fret Level or Refret
- Nut File
- Fretboard Scallop
- Electronics Cleaning/Re-Fit
- Misc. Part Upgrade
String Instrument Repair and Restoration
Cracks in Top/Sides/Back
Smashed in Top
Snapped Off Neck/Headstock/Scroll
Each case is unique; some repairs are simple and others intensive.