After 17 years of working and performing in Las Vegas and Oakland CA, I have finally relocated my Stringed Instrument repair shop to Charlotte, my previous home of 28 years! While my specialty is in double bass repairs, I have extensive expertise on acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, violins, cellos, as well as the various mariachi instruments.
As an old-school, German-trained craftsman and luthier, I understand how to approach getting what YOU want from your instrument. Setups and repairs on any instrument are not a one-size-fits-all proposition - your setup is customized to your playing style and your personal preferences and the acoustic tone of your instrument is optimized to its fullest potential.
My shop specialty is acoustic string basses, electric upright basses, and vintage electric basses, both fretted and fretless. Setups, fret jobs, neck straightening, truss rod repairs, pickup replacements and vintage electronic repairs etc. are all welcome. Later this year, I will be adding spray booth facilities for all kinds of finish work as well.
For all orchestral players I offer expert bow re-hairing, jazz and arco setups for double-bass, crack repairs, fingerboard planing, bridges, adjusters, nuts, saddles, sound post voicing, tailpieces, end-pins, pickup installation, re-stringing, and all major open-body repairs including neck re-sets, bass bar repairs, bracing, etc.
I work by appointment only, so that I can set aside ample time to discuss your instrument and your needs with you before making recommendations and estimates. I look forward to meeting you!
Find me at www.facebook.com/MyFavoriteStrings
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