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Guitar Techs in MN

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by fenderbender4, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm in the Metro area and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations as for a place to go to get a guitar checked out and set up. Thanks.
     
  2. John Ward

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    Not Twin Town, they have a cheap price for set ups but I got a strat back from them that was unplayable. I was in a hurry and picked up the guitar without playing it (won't do that again), buzzed on every fret, nice. I recommend getting a couple of books and learing how to diy. Dan Erlewine's book is pretty good.
    Just my 0.02,
    John
     
  3. brads

    brads Supporting Member

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    Ron at Hoffman Guitars 612-338-1079
     
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    Ted Vig is working over at My Music Store in Golden Valley (right next to Down in the Valley). He has been doing repairs for other music stores as well.
     
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  6. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the recommendations. Now anyone know a good teacher? (specifically music theory, learning to improv solos, lead playing, harmonizing, speed)
     
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    http://www.brownsguitarfactory.com/ , Browns Guitar facory is the best in the state for me. They authorized work for Martin, gibson and they do work on the old 59' Les Pauls' from solidbody. First class work.
     
  8. j_hotch

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    +1 on Dan Erlewine's books. Setting up yourself isn't that hard, and its the surest way to get things just how you like them.
     
  9. m_ujifusa

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    +1 for Shapiro and Dan Erlewine's books.
     
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    Stay away from having Twin Town set up your guitar. They set up my bass and they were late getting it done and I don't think they even touched the bass. Not a thing was changed.

    Leonard has done lots of good work for me.
    Leonard Shapiro Guitar Repair (612) 378-0886
    http://www.moseso.com/lsgr.html
     
  11. CitizenCain

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    +1 on the +1 :D

    Hey, I'll take a look at it for you, too. I've been doing setups for my buddies for quite a while, no complaints yet! I'm on the NE side, Columbia Heights.
     
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    +2 Ron at Hoffman's. He's been there for years, great guy.

    Dan
     
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    Brown's did a nice job with some electronic work that I had done on my PRS McCarty a few years ago. They know their stuff - well recommended.

    I always hear good things about Hoffman Guitars as well.

    Can't help you with the teacher. I should be looking for one myself!
     

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