Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby jackevorkian » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:46 pm

Anyone have a suggestion of a good tech to wire up Waldo's buffer and an OBEL? I'm in New Haven, CT...but don't mind traveling a little bit. I'd prefer it be someone that's hip to the whole Garcia thing so that I'm not having to attempt to explain the how's and why's.

I'm adding a middle pickup and probably an additional control cavity, so if they're also skilled with the router that's a hugh plus. Otherwise, I do know of a great luthier for the woodworking portion of this project.

Thanks!
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby schmidtz » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:07 pm

Honestly, if you own a router, and aren't inept, it's not hard at all to do it yourself (wire especially).

That being said, if you have a real expensive guit-fiddle, or no router, it will be cheaper to take it to a shop.
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby mkaufman » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:51 am

Sorry, I can't help w/ a recommendation in CT. Joe Martin is down in Westchester County in NY, however, I'm not sure if he does that type of wiring.

btw...since you live in New Haven, if you're up for it, stop by when we play at Stella Blues. We'll be there on 7/9 and three of us are RUKIND members - always cool to meet others in person.

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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby jackevorkian » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:38 am

schmidtz wrote:Honestly, if you own a router, and aren't inept, it's not hard at all to do it yourself (wire especially).

That being said, if you have a real expensive guit-fiddle, or no router, it will be cheaper to take it to a shop.


If this weren't a semi hollow carved archtop, i'd be up for the challenge...but it's not really worth the risk.
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby jackevorkian » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:06 am

mkaufman wrote:Sorry, I can't help w/ a recommendation in CT. Joe Martin is down in Westchester County in NY, however, I'm not sure if he does that type of wiring.

btw...since you live in New Haven, if you're up for it, stop by when we play at Stella Blues. We'll be there on 7/9 and three of us are RUKIND members - always cool to meet others in person.

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I've been meaning to stop by...looks like a good place.
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby mkaufman » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:36 am

There's a guy in Long Island who built my poor-man's Cowboy and also wired up a Jerry guitar for someone here. I was thinking that my be too long a trip, however, maybe you can take the ferry?

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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby Capt Rosebuddy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:04 pm

Try G guitars in New Haven. They are Very GD family friendly/Alembic Dealer, not to mention a top notch boutique guitar shop. I'd be shocked if their tech couldn't read the Tiger schem and wire it up for you.
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby mkaufman » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:12 pm

They are closing or have closed.

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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby Capt Rosebuddy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:28 pm

mkaufman wrote:They are closing or have closed.

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ugh, that's too bad that place was like a museum. The last time I was in there I played a really nice Ibanez 2680, I kind of kicked myself for not buying it. They also had killer pedals which I'm a total sucker for (shocking right?)
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby jackevorkian » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:51 pm

mkaufman wrote:They are closing or have closed.

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yeah, they closed a few months ago. brian, who used to work there, opened up brian's guitars in hamden...sort of a smaller version of g guitars. they send their work out to a guy in orange that's pretty good.
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby eric » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:39 pm

Brian's guitars had a SICK Alembic " Furthur" Tribute a few months ago.. If I only had the $10,000 !! Yes that a TEN.

Right up 95 in New London is just the guy your looking for..He's done some great work for a good buddy of mine over the years . And he's a really cool guy as well. The kind of guy you just let talk so because your so fascinated by his knowledge.

His website doesn't get into it too much , but he specializes more on the electronics side of guitars now , I believe .

www.theguitarmechanic.com/
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby eric » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:49 pm

jackevorkian wrote:
mkaufman wrote:Sorry, I can't help w/ a recommendation in CT. Joe Martin is down in Westchester County in NY, however, I'm not sure if he does that type of wiring.

btw...since you live in New Haven, if you're up for it, stop by when we play at Stella Blues. We'll be there on 7/9 and three of us are RUKIND members - always cool to meet others in person.

mk


7/9 ..as on a Tuesday? Stella Blues in N. H. ? NICE!!!
My girlfriends parents are from Hamden . Perfect opportunity for me to pull a little bait and switch and come check you guys out !!!
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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby mkaufman » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:36 am

7/9 is a Saturday..

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Re: Luthier/Tech in Connecticut for wiring?

Postby eric » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:02 am

Ya... I have no clue why I thought 7/9 was a Tuesday in August instead of a Saturday in July......? my apologies... I posted that pretty late last night ...
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