Help with Refret in Southern Westchester

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  1. erikzen

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    I have a 1967 Fender Coronado II that is in need of a refret. I would prefer to find someone close to home that I could visit on a Saturday. I'd like to avoid going into NYC. There is a guy in Northern Westchester that is highly recommended, Doug Proper - Guitar Specialist, but that's a 45 minute drive. Anybody have any luck with Sam Ash in White Plains?

    I also work on Long Island and have used Scott McDonald but he's a bit quirky for me. He did a good job of setting up the guitar previously and avoided a refret, but it took him a long time to get to the job and, well, like I said, he seems a bit quirky. I'd rather find someone closer to home also so I don't need to spend lunch/work hours going back and forth to a shop. And at the end of the work day, the only thing I want to do is go home.
     
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    For a good refret on a 67 Fender, I'd make the drive. Wasn't there another great guy in Westchester..there was a previous thread here.
     
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    Try John Gibson in Yonkers.
     
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    Isn't there someone on Long Island with a Plek machine? Wonder if that is included with a refret.
     
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    take a train to NYC and go to Matt at 30th St...you will not be disappointed
     
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    I found Gibson on Facebook. Did you ever have him do any work?
     
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    Yes. He was prompt, skilled, and reasonably priced.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation for John Gibson. I was thinking I might just bite the bullet and go into the city. 30th Street has been on my radar.
     
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    Also a fine choice IME.
     
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    + 1 on John Gibson . . . Knowledgeable, experienced, skilled, no BS . . . one of the good guys.
     
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    Absolutely John Gibson. He works on my guitars and amps now for the last 5 years. He's very talented,knowledgeable and reasonably priced. Most of all he is someone you can trust. Lastly, he's a real nice guy.
     
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    Unfortunately his hours aren't great for me but maybe I can make it work.
     
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    I read a while back that the Sam Ash store in Huntington, which isn't far from my office, had a tech that was highly recommended and I believe this is where the Plek machine was. I don't know if that's still the case. I'll have to call Sam Ash and find out.
     

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