Restoration and repair to all makes and models. Do you possess a guitar that that is damaged or unplayable? Do you want it repaired or setup to a playable condition? All makes and models including (but not limited to) acoustics, electrics and bass. Servicing of keyboards, synths and amplifiers is also available.
with respect to the first three photos, you are looking at a 1948 Gibson ES 125. Severe off-gassing rotted almost all metal parts, wood and plastics within 6" of pickguard. Pic 3 is the restoration.
Please contact me or visit my website: www.foxchapelguitars.com With a few exceptions most set ups will run 65-70$ ca. If I have little work to do in setting up your instrument, it will likely be less. Expect a steel string acoustic string change to cost 30$ Floyd Rose equipped instruments will substantially more. Check out my Facebook page: Foxchapel Guitars.
Have a great day! Andrew Parr
I would be happy to provide you with a free estimate. Call and make an appointment! Here are some images of recent work I've undertaken.
Some recent comments from customers:
'Its quite strange how much joy a piece of wood with strings can give a 51 year old man mint Andrew... mint. zero buzz, way more bottom end than my Takamine or Taylor, simply the finest guitbox I've ever owned. So easy to play. talk soon, P.' ,,,,customer describing a 1974 sunburst Gibson Hummingbird left for dead in Texas, bought on Ebay, brought to Ontario, and ultimately brought to me.
"I've been looking for a tech for a long time now, and I've always been a little nervous about bringing my $2000 babies to anyone. I took a chance, and definitely don't regret it. My Larrivee plays better than ever, and the bone nut on my PRS is perfectly crafted. Don't be scared to bring your guitars to Foxchapel, they'll come back better than ever." D. Lauzon, Cochrane & London Ont.
Just a note of thanks, Andy, for the fine job you did cleaning and setting up my Tele. I remember reading years ago where Pete Townshend urged readers to do anything to keep up interest in playing their instrument, buy a new strap, polish it up, buy an accessory, whatever it takes to maintain enthusiasm. model: 1967 Telecaster 'leftie' P. Kearney, London Ont.
"Andrew my 615 plays and sounds fabulous after the work you did on it. You completely solved my e-string/nut problem and my fingers don't fall of the fretboard anymore. You can use me as a testamonial to how good your work is.Thanks again,...John" model: Taylor 615 J. Hodgkinson, Kilworth Ont
"I had a good chance to put the Yamaha through it's paces today, it has tones I've never heard before. I'm very happy with how it sounds. The action is perfect. You did a very nice job setting it up, just thought I'd let you know." model: Yamaha 1970's acoustic D. Carter. Ingersoll Ont.
"Thanks again for helping get this thing fired up and working! You really should hear it; it screams!" Weber Amp kit -Marshall style J. Steinmann, London Ont
",,,,,very, very pleased with the repairs you made to ,,12 string guitar, if you are looking for commendations. (its' a) Vintage 1974 Giannini 12 string Craviola. Plays like a dream again." model: Gianninni teardrop 12 string J. Johnston, London Ont
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