Over the years, I've repaired thousands of guitars and basses for all types of musicians, famous and otherwise.
Having played bass myself since the age of 12, I understand the rare bond between musician and instrument. Just as every player has a different style, needs and preferences, every instrument has its own character too. For this reason, I personally work with every client to ensure his or her guitar feels, plays and sounds just right.
Whether fixing guitars or playing them, I enjoy keeping up with the evolving world of stringed instruments. I'm a passionate [obsessive] collector of bass guitars. When I'm not refining my technique or working on new modifications, you may find me waxing poetic about hardwoods or appreciating the lyrical transmission of a Milwaukee drill. But don't let that frighten you; I'm mostly content to fix your gear and chat you up about music.
Presently I work out of two shops: One is located in the basement of the California Jazz Conservatory in downtown Berkeley; the other is in my home, where I do larger structural repairs. My clients include musicians throughout the Bay Area and the West Coast, and not just jazz musicians but players of all styles of music. No biases here.
Feel free to stop by my Berkeley shop anytime during regular business hours, call (510) 332-2275 or see other methods of contact to arrange an appointment.