Refret in NOVA/DC area?

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by sirloin, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. sirloin

    sirloin TDPRI Member

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    Need to have my 73 maple neck tele refretted. Any recommendations or good/bad experiences with guitar techs in the Northern Virginia/ Wash, DC area? Thanks.
     
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    Larry Smoak, aka WoodenWizard is the guy IMHO He specializes in vintage and doing the job CORRECT. Also only Gold Level Fender Authorized in area to work on CS guitars. If Fender trust him so do I. Has a complete machine shop in the shop and is known for his Vintage finishes in Nitro. Can locate him on Www as WoodenWizard Guitars. Shop is in Fairfax, VA.
    JT
     
  3. sirloin

    sirloin TDPRI Member

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    Thanks gaveljt, I'm familiar with Larry Smoak's shop. Was hoping to hear of a few other options. Anyone???
     
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    Try Metro Guitar Service. I've never had a refret done there, but I've had other work done and been happy with the results.

    There's also Arlington Fret Works, but I've never dealt with them.

    Best of luck, CS
     
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    Larry (Wooden Wizard) would be my first call.

    Action Music and Crossroads Guitar Shop also do it in house (and Crossroads has the Plek Pro System), but I'm afraid I've no experience with either.
     
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    Definitely Crossroads, they do great work and you won't get a better setup anywhere.
     
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    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Another vote for Larry from the other side of the pond.

    :) Peter
     
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    I've dealt with Action and Crossroads and can recommend both. That said, I think the Plek machine at Crossroads allows you the best setup.
     
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    Anybody know...who's the guy in Maryland with the PLEK machine?
     
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    Phil jacoby at philtone.com has a plek I think. He's in Baltimore.
     
  11. sirloin

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    Thanks for all the replies! Agree that Metro's great, but Greg doesn't do refrets. Heard good things about Philtone, but B'more's a bit of a hike from Arlington. Will look at Arlington Fretworks and Crossroads.
     
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    Look no further than Philtone. Might be a bit further but he will take care of you. And he's a Tele guy!
     
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