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budbennett - Posted - 05/28/2020:  16:07:08


Shout-out to John Boulding and Note-Able Repair in Mt. Airy, NC.



I took 4 banjos and 2 guitars to John recently. Two banjos and both guitars needed a lot of fretwork, one banjo and both guitars needed a setup, and the other banjo was a basket case that had been neglected and abused for about 50 years.



The fretwork is perfect, the setup work on everything is perfect, the guitars are much more playable now and the abused banjo is like a new instrument now. Amazing. and Fast too. John is very reasonable in pricing, very knowledgeable about instruments, a good guy to talk to, easy to work with, and very trustworthy. Thumbs up to Note-Able Repair.



Anyone in the area who needs a luthier.....John Boulding is your guy.



Note-Able Repair

Chris Meakin - Posted - 05/28/2020:  16:21:41


I like how John shares his work to the public via FB. I find it informative.



 

kmwaters - Posted - 05/29/2020:  08:41:00


I sure miss his Lick of the Week stuff. I downloaded all of them - part of my treasured library. Around 7 gb. Can probably still grab them at jsutergraphix.com/LOTW


Edited by - kmwaters on 05/29/2020 08:42:44

beegee - Posted - 05/29/2020:  08:47:33


The Luthier's Luthier. He has helped me on projects. Great guy, skilled luthier, advanced player.

HuberTone - Posted - 06/01/2020:  10:38:45


He's done a dozen or so tweaks for me in the past decade, everything from simple set-ups and even fret replacements to replacing necks, fingerboards, and tone rings. It's a testament to his quality of work that I've since moved away (used to live only 30 mins from him) and still make the trip to take my instruments to him.

budbennett - Posted - 06/02/2020:  10:24:52


quote:

Originally posted by HuberTone

He's done a dozen or so tweaks for me in the past decade, everything from simple set-ups and even fret replacements to replacing necks, fingerboards, and tone rings. It's a testament to his quality of work that I've since moved away (used to live only 30 mins from him) and still make the trip to take my instruments to him.






I live about two hours from him, so I hear what you're saying.  AND, I have sent two of my musician friends from also two hours from him down there too.

Old Hickory - Posted - 06/02/2020:  10:58:54


I've posted a glowing positive review of my one experience with John as a luthier. I had him reprofile the neck on my 1970s RB-250 and clean up to the best of his ability the hack job done on the heel by a previous owner who had converted the banjo from two-piece flange to one-piece flange. Also reposition one lag bolt.



Because Gibson put stain in the lacquer, refinishing after the reprofiling and new wood repair required overspraying a darker color to hide the work and make the whole neck consistent. It came out great. Sort of like the dark pre-wars or several modern Deerings where you don't see much wood grain anyway.



I'd send more work to him again, that's for sure.

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