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Old 02-07-2019, 06:40 PM
Canora Canora is offline
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Default Who to Trust for Bridge Repair

Have not struck this before so I hope you can help.
Recently bought a nice guitar (almost new but used and valuable) from a 'large chain store' only to find bridge needs work - its lifting slightly.
Should I trust that the guitar will be good after this 'large chain' does such work?
Should I expect short cuts or high integrity work?
They are apparently authorized by the guitar manufacturer in question.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:46 AM
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Pretty vague.... My direct thoughts...

I wouldn't trust any of the local GC stores I have been in to do a proper bridge reglue.

Factory authorized may not mean very much. Some factories have high standards for techs and others set the bar very low. Then there is the fact that any authorized retailer is often by default an authorized repair center without any further certification or questions....
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:27 PM
Canora Canora is offline
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Yep, as I was thinking.
Kind of stuck with the situation but I will keep your input in mind when assessing the work.
Thanks Brian. Appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:07 AM
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Hard call is it not, sometimes you cannot be picky and just have to use who is convenient for you, if money is not an issue which it always is, then you can see anyone to get it done, but most of the times itís about convenience.

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Old 02-10-2019, 05:32 AM
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Have not struck this before so I hope you can help.
Recently bought a nice guitar (almost new but used and valuable) from a 'large chain store' only to find bridge needs work - its lifting slightly.
Should I trust that the guitar will be good after this 'large chain' does such work?
Should I expect short cuts or high integrity work?
They are apparently authorized by the guitar manufacturer in question.
I would take it to the local pro luthier. The guy who all local pros use. It takes a bit to figure out but, in the long run, is well worth the effort. The guy I use locally, people ship repairs to him. Just say no to a chain store.
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