Set-up, Maintenance & Restoration Services for Classical & Flamenco Guitars

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Repair and maintenance of a fine classical or flamenco guitar is not a matter of “if,” but of “when.” Aside from strings, nuts and saddles wear out, as do frets. French polish will eventually need touch-up work. Cracks in wood are not uncommon. Fortunately, most of these issues are manageable, and with proper skill and attention, can be remedied. In fact, some of the best guitars have many battle scars to show. A pristine-looking vintage guitar usually implies lack of use and playing.

I have many years of extensive restoration experience, and can address your guitars needs:

  • Guitar set-up
  • Correcting action problems, where strings are too high, and not enough saddle is left to make adjustments
  • Fretwork (leveling, crowning and dressing frets and setting up optimal action) as well as complete re-frets and fingerboard planing
  • Tuning machine adjustment or replacement
  • Flamenco pegs service, both wooden pegs, as well as planetary geared pegs
  • nut and saddle adjustment or replacement
  • french polish touch-up or complete refinish if necessary
  • soundboard, back and sides crack repair work
  • installation of tap plates (golpeadores) for flamenco guitars
  • re-gluing of lose braces or fans
  • worn bridge tie block repairs
  • 12-hole bridge conversions to increase string-break angle

What can  I help you with? What is troubling your guitar? Evaluations and estimates are offered at no cost. email link