Atlanta ReFret

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Austin AL, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Austin AL

    Austin AL Supporting Member

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    Anyone know of a really good place to get a guitar refretted in Atlanta? I would also want a small inlay put in as well. Thanks!
     
  2. guitarstan

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    8 years ago John Avera at the Rhythm City Guitar Center off N Druid Hills Rd and I-85 refretted several of my guitars and did a very good job. Times do change tho and back then I think he did the work but now I think his trainees do the work, not really sure about that. Might be worth contacting him.
     
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    The only guy I would take ANYTHING to is Tom Dodson in Jackson, GA.

    He is a Luthier by trade, builds guitars and basses from scratch. He is more than just a repair guy.

    he is 30 minutes south of ATL, his number is 770-227-7800

    BEST fretwork I've EVER seen bar none. His bone nuts look like polished marble. Perfect, better than factory.

    Trust me, he's good. Jay
     
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    Donald Dunlavey is in jonesboro about 20 minutes south of atlanta. His work is as impressive as anything I have seen and he will be the one doing the repair if you take it to him. Peter Jones is also fantastic from what I have heard. I used to work full time a a luthier so I know good work.
     
  9. Austin AL

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    Thought I would bump this thread and see if anyone had checked out the atlantaguitarworks guys yet...
     
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    I'll also bump this thread for the same reason.
     
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    The US Post Office and send it to www.bigjohnsguitars.com. He does all my serious fret work. Excellent workmanship and a great price to boot.;)
    Rob rhomcoguitars.com
     
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    I've always been happy with Jason at Too Many Guitars. It's in Tucker, just OTP.
     
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    Peter Jones used to work on my stuff when he was at ADM.

    Also, is Ray Chesna still in town? He's awfully good too.
     
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    I've had Tom Dodson refret all three of my Gibsons, 2004 R9 Historic LP, '92 Custom Shop LP, 2006 Custom Shop ES355 LTD, as well as set up a few strats, he's the best I've found after I lost touch with Randy Brown when Randy was at Rockin Robin in Houston in the 70's and 80's. Randy was the only guy I let touch any of the Vintage pieces I had at the time.
     

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