Frequently asked questions

Why should I refinish my guitar when I can buy a new guitar for just a little bit more?


Are you comfortable with your guitar? Unless you just want to get rid of that guitar, a new finish will give your "baby" a face-lift, and it will be the best way to get back to work.




How do I need to prepare my guitar?


If you already have a guitar tech you are happy with, have that person take your guitar apart (all parts need to be removed), send it to us, and we will do the rest. If you don't, we can take it apart for you at no charge. If you want, we will reassemble your guitar and set it up for you. We will charge according to the model and degree of difficulty of the job.




There are plenty of people out there ready to refinish my guitar. Why should I send my guitar to you?


We have been in business since 1984, and our main business is finishing guitars. From 1984 to the present we have finished close to 20,000 guitars. There may not be any other independent guitar finishing business that has the level of experience that we have. Many manufacturers have used us exclusively as their finishing business for years. Quality is our number one objective.




Are there any other colors that are available, other than the ones already shown?


In truth, there is no color that is not available. Since we have been a manufacturer's subcontractor for so many businesses, we are familiar with many of their standard colors. Also, a good quality color sample can be sent to us, and for a nominal charge we can have it analyzed and mixed to match.




Who have you finished guitars for?


If your guitar is in our shop, it is the most important guitar that we are working on. Your guitar is no less important than any megastar's guitar. After all, if it's your "baby," then it needs to be given the same respect by us that you give it. Our client artist client list includes: John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Elliott Easton, Doug Figer, Eric Clapton, Kirk Hammet, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Rob Zombie, Marcus Miller, Bryant Siono, Robin Ford, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Ron Blair, Michael Angel, Eddy Van Halen, Alphonso Johnson, Jauqo IIIX, Dig Lewis, Michael Thompson, Lightnin’ Willie, Earl Slick, Marty Stuart, Keith Rosier, Brad Davis, Coco Montoya, Andrew Gold, Adam Nitti, Bobby Manuel, Dwayne Larring, Ryan Talent, Dan Schwartz, George Biondo, Joe Iaquinto, John Butcher, Leland Sklar, Bob Glaub, Mark Mancina, Rick Springfield, Mark Creamer, Mark Goldberg, Pete Anderson, Rick Holmstrom, Steve Ripley, John Butcher, Teddy Castalucci, Matt Malley, Jimmy Earl, Jimmy Haslip, Angel Dean, Vernon Reid, Dan Sawyer, Phil Chen and many others




OK, fair enough. But where can I see your work?


We do custom finishing work for many of the great luthiers working today. Check out our Slideshows on the home and custom finish pages. Coming soon will be many new pictures of my work.





15734 Stagg Street

Van Nuys, CA 91406

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