Feb 04 2016

Setup Workshops are back!

By popular demand, Setup Workshops are back! Back in the old shop (uh… Benjamin’s house), a few Setup Workshops were held, and it was a fantastic experience for those lucky few who got in while the getting was hot. Unfortunately, the space was just too small to accommodate four people comfortably, so the Workshop program was …

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Jan 22 2016

Repairing a broken headstock with an overlay

Fixing broken headstocks are a regular part of life in a guitar repair shop. Most times people bring their guitars to us, thinking that a broken headstock means the death of their beloved guitar. The thing is, most headstock breaks aren’t nearly as bad as people tend to think, and we can resuscitate their instrument with relative …

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Jan 08 2016

Introducing Aaron Younce!

Oh man, I have been looking forward to this day for over three years. Today is the day that my dear friend Aaron Younce joins me at Strange Guitarworks. (This is the most rockin’ picture of him I have. First impressions are important.) I first met Aaron in San Francisco, and we worked side by …

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Jan 06 2016

Cello guitar end pin fix

Here’s something you don’t see every day: The story is that a former cellist started playing guitar, and it just felt more natural to play the guitar vertically. Someone helpfully installed a cello endpin, but unfortunately didn’t do it correctly, and the pin was very unstable and wobbled all over the place. Now, I don’t …

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Dec 30 2015

2015 year in review

Oh man, what a year! This was an incredibly productive year for Strange Guitarworks – absolutely crazy, super busy, always fascinating. All in all, a wonderful year, and I can’t thank each and every one of you enough. You’ve trusted me with your guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, and some bizarre stringed instruments that I couldn’t …

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Dec 19 2015

Closed for the holidays!

Hey everybody – the shop will be closed for the holidays, until January 4th. We plan to open next year with a bang, so keep an eye out for some major announcements. Happy holidays! See you next year!  

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Dec 04 2015

Protecting a signature on a guitar

Recently, a client of mine named Bruce went to see ZZ Top in New Orleans. Being huge ZZ Top fan, he snagged a VIP pass, which amongst other things gained him an audience with Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill. How cool is that?! He had heard that ZZ Top has a policy of …

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Nov 16 2015

Making a bone saddle

I really like the science, math, and theory behind guitar work. I feel that it’s important to understand what’s happening with a guitar on a fundamental level, and this helps me analyze and fix complex problems. However, there are some jobs that require more art than science, and making a bone saddle is one of …

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Oct 15 2015

Re-Opening Monday, October 19th!

Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station! This has been a long time coming, and I’m proud to announce that the shop is completely moved and ready for action! Strange Guitarworks will re-open Monday, October 19th in it’s new location. First things first – the address: The new shop is …

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Sep 04 2015

Closed for moving!

Strange Guitarworks is moving! After dealing with massive delays, false starts, and rapidly increasing commercial rental prices, I’ve finally found a suitable space for the shop. Hooray! At this point I can’t give out too many details, as those are still being ironed out, but I can say this: the shop will be around 500 …

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