Looking for Recommends for guitar repairman

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by teletail, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. teletail

    teletail Friend of Leo's

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    I live in Charles Town, WV 60 miles from DC and would like a recommendation for a good repairman (or woman) to install a humbucker in my tele. Probably some other small things. Willing to drive a reasonable distance.

    On that note, does anyone know if the repair department at Chuck Levins in Wheaton, MD is good?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kafka

    kafka Friend of Leo's

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    How far are you willing to drive? My trusted repairman is in Dundalk. You can probably find someone a lot closer who can handle something simple like a humbucker route. I've never used them, but I can't imagine that being beyond Chuck Levin's capabilities.
     
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  3. Slim Chance

    Slim Chance Tele-Afflicted

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    While have have been to Chuck’s many times, I’ve never had them do repairs/mods. A while back, a friend had his Laramie acoustic refretted and he was quite happy. I recall people here mentioning a shop in Arlington, Va so you might look there. Then there is always Tony Mellichampe of Desperadoville, but that’s all the way to Annapolis. Tony knows what he’s about.
     
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