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The Guitar Doctor – Miami Vintage Guitars – Meet Eddie & Frank
As usual, I had found myself neck-deep in another fun project. Three months have passed I’m asking myself why did I think this would be a good idea or for that matter “fun”? Whenever I get excited about something I always think “I can do that!” eventually coming upon the cold reality that there is a reason everyone does not do technical things themselves on a whim. None-the-less, I ventured into making my own bass guitar. Not like the selecting and shaping wood version of “making” but the order all the parts I like on eBay, paint them up and slap-um together kind of “making”. What could go wrong? I bought a raw wood Fender(ish) Jazz Bass body and decided I would seal it, do some funky abstract art on it with acrylic paint and then put a thick luscious lacquer acrylic finish on it so shiny I could use it as a mirror over the studio bathroom sink (if I so chose to put in there). Well… three weeks later I had the bass body finished. It was sure colorful! Artistic? Eye of the beholder more or less or less than that. Mirror finish? More like the bumpy face of a 15-year-old. When all the parts had arrived, I came to my next cruel realization. I have no idea how to properly fit these randomly purchased parts together or how to properly set this instrument up to sound like… well… an instrument! No worries, that’s why God invented Google. I searched to find a place where a real luthier / guitar tech might hide out. You know the type, permanently covered in saw dust and smelling like freshly soldered wires. The kind that is pissed off that they have to wear shoes to work but are a walking reference manuals for every guitar ever made and yearning to do anything that was remotely challenging and creative. “This one looks promising” I thought when the google search came up. “Miami Vintage Guitars” it said. Well, if they can deal with vintage guitars (and make money at it) someone there must know how to tinker at high levels. I sent an email to their general email address on the website. Explained what I needed, and later that day received a replay;
We are capable of performing the assembly
Please bring the parts so I can look at them And give you a price and time
Meeting Frank & Eddie
Miami Vintage Guitars is located in sunny Miami FL, and convenient to MIA international airport. We are dedicated to providing high quality vintage, collectible, and custom guitars, bass guitars, boutique and production amplifiers, effects, and accessories. Whether you are just starting out with your first vintage piece, a seasoned collector looking to expand your existing collection, or a performer looking for the perfect stage guitar.