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Offline MarcusW

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Local Guitar Tech?
« on: March 03, 2010, 12:01:51 PM »
I used to live across from a great little guitar store in Manhattan, and would just run across the street and have any work and setups done there. Anyone know a good guitar tech here in JH or nearby? Who do local musicians go to? I just want to have a basic setup done, and don't really want to drag my guitar into Manhattan and back.
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Offline Shelby2

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Re: Local Guitar Tech?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 12:25:20 PM »
I'm not sure if this old thread will be useful or not:
http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=1593.0

but it may be worth a look.  Perhaps someone else will have a better suggestion.

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Re: Local Guitar Tech?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 12:50:28 PM »
Thanks - I'll look into the Astoria Music store. I was hoping to find something that I could get to by walking (or at least without transferring!)

Astoria Music
3519 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 204-0400

Although in the time it will take me to get there without a car, I could just as easily go back to my old guy in Manhattan.

I won't bring my guitars to Sam Ash or Guitar Center. For those who don't really know, they're like the wall-mart of music stores...not what you want when you need knowledgeable and experienced staff. I'd love to hear what other local musicians do?
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Offline taggie

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Re: Local Guitar Tech?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 08:43:15 AM »
Try Guitar Center on Northern Blvd. above the Old Navy and next to Chucky Cheese. There is a pleasant group of people
there and they seem supportive of every type of musician that walks in the door. We bought a new guitar there and they
offered to help anytime for free with tuning. I'm not sure exactly what they repair but I think they could direct you to the
best local solution if they don't offer it. Would like to support these folks for their nice atmosphere in an unlikely location...

Offline Ed

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Re: Local Guitar Tech?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 01:39:33 PM »
I think you're gonna be stuck with another borough, then. There's a guy in Brooklyn that almost all the jazz guitarists use, there's a couple in Manhattan and a couple out on the Island that have been recommended.

But, as you say, it's easier getting into Manhattan than most anywhere else from here...

Offline missmarty

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Re: Local Guitar Tech?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 08:42:11 PM »
I would stop in at Rincon Music on Roosevelt, between 78th and 79th. They primarily speak spanish, but do speak english as well. I think its a great shop, and from the looks of it, they have a big clientele of musicians. If they did indeed have a recommendation for you, it would be a great find.

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Re: Local Guitar Tech?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 08:42:11 PM »