The Ultimate Guitar Repair Shop

The Ultimate Guitar Repair Shop

Custom building high end electric and acoustic guitars and doing major and minor repair and custom work in the northern Illinois area for over 25 years full time

Gene Liberty has over 25 years full time experience in the northern Illinois area building both electric and acoustic guitars and doing all types of repair and custom work for a nation-wide clientelle.This shop also designs and builds tools, fixtures, and machines specific to guitar building and repair.

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Finsh at neck heel joint

This is a shot in the dark but after looking at the website I can tell you folks know what you're talking about.

I'm interested in a blem acoustic guitar. The sound is great but there is seperation of the finish on both sides of the heel of the neck from the back to the top. It seems either the heel has shrunk or the sides have moved. For the sides to have moved they would need to have shrunk along their length. The neck is mahogony and the sides are rosewood. Perhaps the finsh was simply put on too heavy at the joint? The neck is not loose and the guitar plays great. Any thoughts on what the problem might be and if it will lead to an expensive repair down the road. The guitar is a Guild GAD50 dreadnought made in China.

Gibson SG setup

I'm setting up an SG and want to know at what height the stop tailpiece should be, and at what angle should the strings be between the tailpiece and bridge.

replace neck..yamaha APX

what would the costs be in putting on a whole new neck/or even a usedneck on my APX?

Gibson neck repair or replace

Model: ES355TD
What would be the cost to replace the neck. The nature of the damage would probably not allow a repair.

Epiphone FT block repair

Many Epiphones with the bolt-on neck show damage at the sound hole due to the neck block shifting. I have a Texan 12 with a slight case and would like to fix it. Why? How?

Epiphone Zak Wilde

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My son accidently dropped his Zak Wilde Epiphone on a concrete floor. He is devastated as it took a good size chip out of the back side of the guitar. Is there anyway to repair this so it's not so noticable. He's only 17 years old and has worked hard to pay off this guitar. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.....

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gutars zak wilde

my sister is makeing her boyfrend a zak wild limited adishon gutar . pleas help thank you

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Re: Epiphone Zak Wilde

ha ha NO! be more carefull >.< nice guitar tho :-p

Re: Epiphone Zak Wilde

: ha ha NO! be more carefull >.< nice guitar tho :-p

Ha Ha to you - he bought a Gibson...

Out put jack removal

I need to take a jack out and solder a wire back on it. my question is there a tool that will make it possible to grab the jack and place back into position after repair, the guitar is a Epiphone Gibson (Shereton)

Gibson Sg Repair

I have A gibson Sg Standard And Something has falle on the body and put a dent into it do you have any ideas for me to fix it?
it's the size of a dime

GUITAR REPAIR

HEY GENE, MY WIFE HAD MY WASHBURN ACOUSTIC REPAIRED BY YOU LAST
CHRISTMAS AS A PRESENT TO ME.THE BRIDGE HAD CRACKED ACROSS WHERE THE
PEGS GO IN. IT IS NOW CRACKED AGAIN IN THE EXACT SAME SPOT.YOU CHARGED
ME $100.00 AND SAID THE NEW BRIDGE WAS EBONY AND WOULD NOT CRACK.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW? IS THERE WARRENTY ON YOUR WORK? PLEASE E-MAIL
ME BACK AND LET ME KNOW. THANKS!!!

KEN ZIEMAN
P.S. I'M NOT UPSET I KNOW YOU DO EXCELLENT WORK!

Epiphone logo removal from pick guard

Epiphone logo removal from pick guard

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Guitar neck

Hi, I have an Ibanez 540 Radius, that seems to have a dead spot in the neck. On the low E string from about the 13th fret up to the 22nd, the tone is extremely muddy and unclear. I had a guitar tech level and dress the frets, but that did not work. I get the same type of tone out of the E string when the guitar is unplugged. Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated. Thanks, Brian

Re: Guitar neck

: Hi, I have an Ibanez 540 Radius, that seems to have a dead spot in the neck. On the low E string from about the 13th fret up to the 22nd, the tone is extremely muddy and unclear. I had a guitar tech level and dress the frets, but that did not work. I get the same type of tone out of the E string when the guitar is unplugged. Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated. Thanks, Brian

If i were you brian, i would raise the action on the at the bridge slightly. As it's an ibanez, you'll probably need a really small alan key. Just turn about a quarter turn and try, if not quite there another and so on.

Hope this helps

gibson headstock laminates

I have a Gibson J-30. The headstock laminate was ruined with my wifes fingernail polish remover. Do you stock this item, or can you get one. thank you ! Steve

Repair Question

Dear Gene,
I have a Yamaha Pacifica Strat with one vol., one tone knobs, 2 single coils (stock), and 1 humbucking pickup (4 wire-Gibson 490T, green, red, white, black wires). I have a few questions:

-What is my guitar setup concidered, serial, parallel, in phase, out of phase...?
-How do I install a toggle switch to switch between the humbucking mode and a single coil mode? I have the red wire of my hb pickup going to the switch, black and white soldered together, and green grounded.

If you could answer my questions at your leasure, that would be greatly apreciated.

Thank You,
Dusan

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