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Henry Barnes Luthier Reviews

Submitted by Gomer (see all reviews from this person) on 10/5/2007

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Here in Southern California in the city of Claremont, I have been to this luthier several times on the recommendation of several local pros that know his work. This was including work on my 57 Gretsch firebird. On my 5 strings, he has done exceptional setup and invisible repairs. Very clean refinishing. For example, I just had him put in spikes on the 5th. He files the spike head in such a way as to round the sharp edges. Amazing attention to details like this. He is reasonable and fast without rushing things to much. His bio is at http://www.folkmusiccenter.com/index.php?page=repair. After some more work he did for me I upped the rating to a 10. The guy is frickin'wizard!

Overall Rating: 10

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