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Jul 28, 2021 - 5:41:36 PM
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6 posts since 7/28/2021

Hello everyone , I just started playing the banjo a few months ago and I am very excited and loving the learning process.
I've been playing guitar for over 30 years and have wanted to buy and play the banjo for a while. This last birthday
in April my lovely daughter gave me a banjo for my bday. What a great gift . I live in Whittier CA and was wondering
if there were any banjo repair shops that I could get a setup done on my banjo. From experience with my guitars
I know a setup can do wonders for any level of instrument. I thank you all in advance
Rey

Jul 28, 2021 - 6:55:09 PM

gtani7

USA

1039 posts since 3/22/2017

Welcome to the forum where it's impossible to say sad things!!

One thing you could do before the luthier visit is look thru the member directory (using "MORE" link in left sidebar) and maybe have a local play your instrument and assess what it needs, if it's minor or majorish (fret level, adjustments to lag bolts or heel of neck beyond shims etc).

Edited by - gtani7 on 07/28/2021 18:56:35

Jul 29, 2021 - 10:36:22 AM
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k21mrt6

USA

1 posts since 11/22/2020

Hello Rey, I highly recommend the Folk Music Center in Claremont. There are a couple of excellent luthiers there with a lot of experience with setting up stringed instruments. I have had great experiences working with them, and I also take lessons at the store. It's a fun store with a lot of history and is just a fun place to hang out. You can check out their website for hours and other basic information. Definitely worth the drive!

Jul 29, 2021 - 7:05:59 PM

6 posts since 7/28/2021

Thanks Kate. I saw some reviews on yelp about the folk center and it does look very cool.
I will give a try
Thanks

Jul 29, 2021 - 7:07:07 PM

6 posts since 7/28/2021

quote:Thank you
Originally posted by gtani7

Welcome to the forum where it's impossible to say sad things!!

One thing you could do before the luthier visit is look thru the member directory (using "MORE" link in left sidebar) and maybe have a local play your instrument and assess what it needs, if it's minor or majorish (fret level, adjustments to lag bolts or heel of neck beyond shims etc).


Aug 8, 2021 - 4:03:41 PM

6 posts since 7/28/2021

quote:
Originally posted by k21mrt6

Hello Rey, I highly recommend the Folk Music Center in Claremont. There are a couple of excellent luthiers there with a lot of experience with setting up stringed instruments. I have had great experiences working with them, and I also take lessons at the store. It's a fun store with a lot of history and is just a fun place to hang out. You can check out their website for hours and other basic information. Definitely worth the drive!


Hello Kate , I went to Folk Music Center and it was perfect. Henry the luthier there was so nice and helpful.

Thanks again

Rey

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