Dowling Sound Labs
I have been repairing guitars and other stringed instruments most of my life. I love working with wood and making people happy. I just did a fret mill, recrown and setup on a Martin for a fellow and he said that it was the “best $35 he had ever spent – better than Christmas”. Virtually all guitars that are made in a factory will need fret work and a setup before they will play properly. A well tuned guitar almost seems to “play itself”.
I really like taking guitars, banjos, mandolins that are considered junk / unfixable and “resurrecting” them by whatever means I have at my disposal. I also shoot nitrocellulose lacquer and acrylic lacquer – I an not interested in spraying the catalyzed resins now used for most guitar finishes.
Give me a guitar with frets deeply grooved from playing and I will give you back a guitar with frets and fretboard better than when it was new, all level to +/-.001″, frets polished and reconditioned fret board. You can use a magnifying glass to inspect my work – it is better than the factory. Most of the guitars I fix are better than when the left the factory.
Check out some of my work here – some “extreme” guitar repairs.
“Steam Powered Airplane”
|Download Ed’s Guitar Repair Articles|
|Gibson Westerner One of a Kind
(525 KB PDF file)
|1930 Regal Tenor Guitar Resurection
(240 KB PDF file)
|Martin Guitar Repair
(464 KB PDF file)
|Guitar Repair Prices Page|
165 View Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336