Monday, September 14, 2009
Welcome to my brand new Guitar Repair Blog!
My vision for this site is to share some thoughts, and ideas concerning
guitar repairing from my perspective. I have been a guitar repairman here
in Central Massachusetts for about 20 years, and I'm also a professional
musician. I play five string banjo, guitar, mandolin, and a little bit of bass,
and lap steel. I'm mostly known as a bluegrass musician, and my history
along those lines is easily found by doing a quick online search (try dave dick banjo).
I also teach private lessons on a VERY limited basis. I'm also quite experienced
with recording and producing acoustic music, mostly from being in bands for
decades, but also with my own home studio. My experiences all together have given
me a fairly well-rounded knowledge of the music business and this all really helps
me in all of the aspects of my career.
I run my repair business at a truly great music store in Worcester, MA called Union
Music (please visit us at www.unionmusic.com). I haven't figured out yet how to post
links, so please be patient with me on that. I've been repairing instruments here for
18 years, and we are somewhat unique in that you are able to easily access me personally
for your repair needs. We are a small, owner-run full-service music store that believes
strongly in providing top quality customer service. Plus, everyone here on staff are all
very friendly and fun to be around.
I will post various things here; it may be an article about guitar care, it may be something
about some interesting experience, or someone fascinating I have met, or I may give stories
from a gig or two. I encourage questions, or discussion on any guitar servicing issues you
may have opinions on. Hopefully, this will be entertaining, and informative for you.
Anyway, I must return to the bench; work is pressing. I'll be back once I get more
of the technical stuff (regarding this blog) worked out.