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GuitarsFromMars 07-23-2016 08:02 AM

"Looking for North Florida Repair Guy"
 
...repair guy for some loose bracing on a 1980 D25K2(yep, it's koa) ?

I live in North Florida, about 2 hours from Orlando/Tally/Jax.

Can someone guide me to the closest pro grade repair person, please ?

Mr. Paul 07-23-2016 08:17 AM

If you were to title your post "Looking for North Florida Repair Guy" you will get better results and save many folks some wasted time.

GuitarsFromMars 07-23-2016 08:41 AM

"Looking for North Florida Repair Guy":)

GuitarsFromMars 07-23-2016 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Paul (Post 5011259)
If you were to title your post "Looking for North Florida Repair Guy" you will get better results and save many folks some wasted time.

Ok. What should I say if I want the closest pro guy (who doesn't happen to live in NF) ?

:)

fidel1ty 07-23-2016 09:13 AM

Google Kenny Blount. He's in tampa but he's one of two martin authorized repair guys in the state

Raggamuffin 07-23-2016 10:09 AM

"Looking for North Florida Repair Guy"
 
Check out Lyrical Lumber in Maitland (north side of Orlando, just off I-4).

mhartma93 07-23-2016 02:07 PM

Check Out Rich Mermer. He's a pretty solid luthier. I owned a guitar of his it was Koa Back and sides.

http://mermerguitars.com/

GuitarsFromMars 07-24-2016 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fidel1ty (Post 5011304)
Google Kenny Blount. He's in tampa but he's one of two martin authorized repair guys in the state

He's actually in Sebring.

I called and left a message.

He returned my call and I made an appointment to go see him.

Thanks.

SLG 07-24-2016 07:39 AM

Luthier in North Florida
 
Ross Teigen is located in Hawthorne, FL, just East of Gainesville.

http://florida-luthier.com

GuitarsFromMars 07-24-2016 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SLG (Post 5012130)
Ross Teigen is located in Hawthorne, FL, just East of Gainesville.

http://florida-luthier.com


This fella is close. I will call him. I did not have a clue he was in Hawthorne.

Much closer than Sebring.:D

GuitarsFromMars 03-16-2019 10:34 AM

Mr. Teigen is eccentric. Sometimes he'll take work, sometimes he won't, based on the restorations he is doing. His latest is that he didn't have the time for a drop-fill for a Lowden neck I dinged, because he "doesn't want to work on new guitars". This is after he did a nitro finish on a new AllParts tele neck for me. I think he only will do what he wants to do, and that's where it begins and ends. When he says he is "overwhelmed" by a drop-fill (in addition to his workload), that may mean it's time to find another guy, who does pro-grade finish work. Not many in this part of the world. When he chooses to do a task, his work is remarkably good. It's mostly getting him, when he has time around the restorations he does (for large $). His business-his policies. I am considering another more consistently available option.


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