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Arch top repair in AZ

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by revlimitbounce, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. revlimitbounce

    revlimitbounce Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Way Out West
    Anyone know a really good arch top repair guy in AZ? Lengthwise split down the top of my Pisano, likely due to dryness. Thx.
  2. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2002
    Santa Barbara, Marin, Chico, CA
    I don't know any folks personally, but you could try calling the Roberto - Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix and ask them who they know.


    Hope this helps, Dana O.

    PS Like you wrote, likely to do with the dryness. If you're in AZ and playing an archtop guitar, you need to pay attention to the humidity, or lack of (GRIN). When those tops dry out quickly, they can crack, especially in an archtop, since they're finished on the OUTSIDE, and not the inside ... also, when they humidiy quickly. I should say, the top of an archtop guitar can move a lot and quickly when exposed to severe or prolonged changes in humidity. Roberto - Venn and good local music stores probably sell guitar case humidity, er, mitigators - things that help smooth the humidity curve.

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