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Username: mica

Post Number: 7821
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post

Anyone know a guitar repair person in central Mass they can recommend for general setup work?
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Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 543
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

I live in central Mass. Years ago I watched a few friends of mine become horrified at results they got from locals. This was all the incentive I needed to learn to do set ups for myself. In the not too distant past, I had heard somebody say they were happy with the guitar tech at Union Music in Worcester although it took forever. I do not know if that tech is still there or not. Perhaps I can be of further assistance?

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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5198
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:31 am:   Edit Post

I was about to post a reference to Joey's post, then I realized who had asked the question!

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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 323
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 9:20 am:   Edit Post

In Newington CT, Upscale Music - is an authorized Fender Warranty Center. Mario is the guitar technician. I was up there 2 weeks ago and they did a very nice job on a Fender Elite Bass that required attention. I just do not know how far that location is from central Mass. It may be worth the travel.
Username: peetee

Post Number: 19
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post

Not quite in central MA, but I can wholeheartedly endorse Mouradian Guitar Co. It's worth the drive! It's where I bring all my instruments (including my Further guitar) and they're always done RIGHT.
Username: elisha_wiesner

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2012
Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 4:24 pm:   Edit Post

I second Mouradian. Jim has worked on basically everyone's guitars in the greater Boston area for over 30 years. From huge rock stars to weekend warriors to bedroom strummers, he will do right by you.
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1147
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 6:08 pm:   Edit Post

+2 on the Mouradians. Jon (the son) worked on my Spoiler Exploiter & Rickenbacker 4001 about 10 years ago. I moved so haven't had to opportunity to utilize their services. One thing to be aware of, back then they had a pretty substantial wait-time, but it was worth it!
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1260
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 9:27 pm:   Edit Post

+4 on the Mouradians. When I left Boston in 1995, I was bummed to lose access to those guys. Jim did the original routing for the second pickup on my Starfire at his shop in Porter Square. Not only did he do a great job, he also made damn sure I knew what I was doing when asking him to modify a vintage instrument. He did it on budget and within time. it's well worth making the trip to the Boston area. He also did some very good fret work on my Strat.

As an aside, sometime before that I got to play one of the first Alembics I got my hands on in that same space: Andy West's old Series I that Cambridge Music had for sale.

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