Who's good for fretwork in Austin, TX?

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  1. Cymbaline

    Cymbaline Member

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    I just built a Partsocaster with a Warmoth neck with stainless steel frets, and it looks like it'll need a fret leveling. (In particular, the 13th fret under the high E string is too high, so the E note at the 12th fret is dead.)

    I've heard SS frets are more difficult to work on so I'd like to go to someone reputable. I've heard of Mark Earlewine and Austin Vintage, who do you recommend who does good work with reasonable prices?
     
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    I'm in SA and I have a buddy Luthier who's my goto for anything guitar setup/repair.
    He's been doing it for a long time and he' definitely the best in SA IMO.

    Email me if you are interested...
     
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    In Austin, there's none better than Ed Reynolds.

    West of Austin, near Wimberley, none better than Tony Nobles.

    Both are superb luthiers and do an excellent job of keeping their often very demanding clients satisfied.
     
  4. Cymbaline

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    Does anyone have contact info for Ed Reynolds or Tony Nobles?
     
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    He writes a column for Vintage Guitar magazine, they list his contact info as...

    awnobles@ev1.net

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    Tony Nobles
    14 Brookside Drive
    Wimberly TX 78676

    He did some major work on my '63 Firebird about 15 years, and it's still running strong! Super nice guy, as honest as the day is long, and as good a luthier as you will ever find. VERY highly recommended.
     
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    The Custom Shop on S. Lamar right around the corner from austin vintage, does great work. Fast too, about a week for a refret.
     
  7. Cymbaline

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    What kind of prices will I be looking at, for a fret level, crown & polish?
     

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