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UK Refret?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by ELET Henry, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. ELET Henry

    ELET Henry Tele-Meister

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    I live in Devon in the UK and own a Tele that's in dire need of a refret, (the one in my avatar in fact). The guitar was made in the 70s and I've owned it since around 1977 when I purchased it second hand so it's an old friend that I don't want to spoil with a poor refret job. Can anybody recommend a really good luthier who could do the job?
     
  2. Dr Cornelius

    Dr Cornelius TDPRI Member

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    I'm not a million miles away from you and had a similar problem trusting my 62 strat to someone for a refret. I ended up going to Mansons in Exeter and would definitely use them again, the price wasn't bad, they did a great job and they were a nice bunch to deal with.
     
  3. funff

    funff Tele-Holic

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    Angela and her team at Guitar Angel in Gloucester do great work.
     
  4. ELET Henry

    ELET Henry Tele-Meister

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    Thanks for your suggestions, I'll investigate both of them.
     
  5. earwighoney

    earwighoney TDPRI Member

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    Brook Guitars is Devon based and they not only make outstanding guitars but do excellent repairs as well.
     
  6. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    I'd second them - they are brilliant at what they do and lovely guys.

    Wouldn't trust anyone else with my guitars.
     
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