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Know A good guitar tech? #2771010
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The bridge on my acoustic is starting to lift and it's getting difficult to play.

Does anyone have a tech they use, that can reattach/secure this bridge, and give it a clean bill of health?

I'm in OC, but would be willing to drive if it needed.

Re: Know A good guitar tech? [Re: MaxKookage] #2771058
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13th Street Guitars is where I go

Its all the way up in HB though.


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Re: Know A good guitar tech? [Re: ifallalot] #2771167
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I just got my first 2 adult acoustic guitars.

A Martin HD-28V, and a Taylor 814CE DLX.

I'll have these forever!


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I don't even own an acoustic and I'm not ready to spend money on an adult one, but I do want one of these

https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/buil...r-vintage-white


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Have you played one?


"The Wright brothers decide to make themselves a flying machine. You fools! You idiots! Whats your problem? everyone shouted, That will never work because plywood weighs more than air! To which the Wright brothers responded, No, it doesnt. The Wright brothers were dreamers."
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No, but I like 24" scale guitars (Jaguars) and I like the idea.


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Originally Posted By: Norm'
I just got my first 2 adult acoustic guitars.

A Martin HD-28V, and a Taylor 814CE DLX.

I'll have these forever!


I want a good martin.

I have a plastic one.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/...9hoCH5MQAvD_BwE

I love it.

It's good to play crappy instruments too.

IF you can make them sound good, you sound amazing with good one.

Norm what would you say would be the cheapest good martin would be?

I was gonna spend a 1000.

Yamaha is a good cheap good acoustic.


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Re: Know A good guitar tech? [Re: MaxKookage] #2771205
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I have a couple of Martins advertised on Craig's List (sold off 14 or 15 from a collection). Bro deal to serious erBB players!

https://post.craigslist.org/manage/6538540923?action=display&go=display

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Originally Posted By: john4surf
I have a couple of Martins advertised on Craig's List (sold off 14 or 15 from a collection). Bro deal to serious erBB players!



Looks like that's the manage link rather than the post itself. Would be interested to check out what you've got available!

Edit: To add to the original point of this post I only know about up here in LA, but TrueTone in Santa Monica is great.

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Re: Know A good guitar tech? [Re: john4surf] #2771273
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Originally Posted By: john4surf
I have a couple of Martins advertised on Craig's List (sold off 14 or 15 from a collection). Bro deal to serious erBB players!

https://post.craigslist.org/manage/6538540923?action=display&go=display


Says it's a broken link. What do you have?

Found it, awesome guitars
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/msg/d/1969-martin-d12-35-brazilian/6538540923.html
What's the bb price for the D12-35?

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If you keep your eye on reverb.com or craigslist, long enough, you'll be able to find on with solid side and back for ~$1000. If you go to $2000 it gets lot easier.

The iconic Martin is the D28.


"The Wright brothers decide to make themselves a flying machine. You fools! You idiots! Whats your problem? everyone shouted, That will never work because plywood weighs more than air! To which the Wright brothers responded, No, it doesnt. The Wright brothers were dreamers."
Re: Know A good guitar tech? [Re: ifallalot] #2771302
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Originally Posted By: ifallalot
13th Street Guitars is where I go

Its all the way up in HB though.



This.

13th Street Guitars

Owner is Hugh. Great guy. Might be a little pricey but well worth it.


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I have a couple of Martins advertised on Craig's List (sold off 14 or 15 from a collection). Bro deal to serious erBB players!

https://post.craigslist.org/manage/6538540923?action=display&go=display


Says it's a broken link. What do you have?

Found it, awesome guitars
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/msg/d/1969-martin-d12-35-brazilian/6538540923.html
What's the bb price for the D12-35?


Both Martins are D12-35, one in the very rare (the US forbid Brazilian rosewood imports with a few exceptions after 1968 or maybe 1969). The East Indian rosewood is the current high end wood with the exception of certain custom/artist shop builds. Take $500 off the CL price of either guitar. John

Re: Know A good guitar tech? [Re: john4surf] #2771311
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Jim Lombard retired SB high history teacher has little shop behind house does great work cheap and with smile on face. He restored a 1950z Kamakka soprano uke for me that had a few cracks and was missing a fret. Santa Barbara atea 8055691442.

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Re: Know A good guitar tech? [Re: MaxKookage] #2771341
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My friend Peter Bond could do it. Works at Island Guitar does a lot of fixes/mods. Was the lead singer for Hat Makes the Man at the Wave. Very very dedicated surfer too.

Unfortunately, he works in Honolulu.

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