Props for Rob D. of Fret Tech

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by CNP, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. CNP

    CNP Member

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    Just wanted to say a good word about Rob DiStefano of Fret Tech in Park Ridge, NJ-- he just did a superb refret for me that I couldn't be happier with. He's also a helluva nice guy who clearly loves what he does. Thanks Rob!!
     
  2. Neill

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    more props for rob d. ...bought some fantastic pups from that guy. great price, great product, great customer service, quick turnover.... what else do you need? i would HIGHLY recommend him... HIGHLY (fwiw)
     
  3. duckbunny

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    Rob is good people. He also makes terrific cabinets!


    -TS
     
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    I would like to chime in here as well, I brought 2 guitars to Rob recently for the first time, and had such a pleasant experience that I will bring him ALL of my work from this point forward. Aside from having some serious tech "chops" he is a super nice guy who will work with you and not give you the "Mr Know-It all" attitude many of these tech guys tend to have - I am glad I found him.

    If you are in the Northern, Nj or even Rockland County NY area, run, dont walk to his shop!!

    JQ
     
  5. cnardone

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    Rockland guy here. Rob is a super nice guy. As duck said, he make a nice cab. I am really happy with mine.

    cmn
     
  6. MOJO

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    i'm thinking of having Rob put together my koa Warmoth VIP
    project.. sounds like he'd do an excellant job
     
  7. MikeP

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    Have not posted in awhile but when I saw Rob's name I had to chime in.
    Rob aka stratNtele is a super guy. He walked me through my first build years ago. Taught me the thin wipe on poly U method of finish.
    A year or so ago I had a bad fret. He sent me frets & tools!! To do the repair myself. Not too many folks like Rob around these days. If you ever get the chance to chat with him or have any work done you will agree! :)
     
  8. TimL

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    I have to chime in as well.

    About a year ago Rob did a simple set-up on a relatively inexpensive guitar for me, took the time to answer a million and one newbie questions and his wife even asked if I'd like something to eat while I was there. No question who will be doing any/all repairs, etc., in the future.
     
  9. gls500

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    Rob has assembled and set up 3 guitars of mine, and all of them are amazing instruments. I'd send anything to him to have work done with complete confidence.
     
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    Absolutely! I've bought many things from Rob and he's done work on some of my guitars and I've always been VERY happy. He's a great guy.
     
  11. reentune

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    Rob built me a sweet pine 2x12 cab.
    Sweet guy and a sweet wife.
    Highly recommended. :AOK
     
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    Bought two guitars from Rob recently. Very pleased with both. A real pleasure to deal with.
     
  13. Zelmo

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    I'll chime in here as well. Had a refret done on a strat fairly recently. Good work, reasonable rates, fast turnaround, good guy.
     
  14. kovachian

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    So, anyone know if this guy can do stainless steel frets? Finding a luthier who's able to work with stainless is becoming quite the chore.
     
  15. cnardone

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    I spoke with Rob a couple of weeks ago. He does not do Stainless. You might want to double check with him though.
     
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    I've just bought a couple of necks with bone nuts installe and filed off of him and couldn't be happier, great guy!

    Scott
     
  17. Zelmo

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    That topic came up when I dealt with him as well this past summer. He said he did one re-fret with SS and basically ruined his tools. Seemed pretty emphatic about not doing that again....

    I think Jack Gretz at Magdon Music in PA is a good place to check out for SS refret.
     
  18. AJ Love

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    Rob is definitely great people. I've learned a LOT from him in our conversations, and he's extremely patient and humble when explaining stuff. He did a stellar job on a finish he did for me on a Tele build I had going a year or so ago.
     
  19. MOJO

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    Major Prop to Rob he just finished my Warmoth VIP.
    he really did a custom shop type job..Highly recommened!!:AOK

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  20. tildeslash

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    Rob has done a lot of work for me and as always a great job. I highly recommend him because of his quality work, a good guy and he is always teaching you something and willing to listen to you also.

    Hip hip hooray for Rob.
     

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