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Strange Guitarworks
Musical Instrument Repair Shop
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1122 Dublin St New Orleans, LA 70118
1122 Dublin StreetUSLouisianaNew Orleans70118
Musical Instrument Repair ShopToday 12–6PM
Monday 12–6PMTuesday 12–6PMWednesday 12–6PMThursday 12–6PMFriday ClosedSaturday ClosedSunday Closed
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"Awesome re-fret and re-set neck on my vintage Danelectro at a great price."
"I highly recommend it, even if you don't plan to do your own guitar work."
"Many of you hear the phrase " neck reset " and it scares you."
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Ben Rosow
2 months ago
Best fret level/crown/set up I have ever paid for (and on two guitars). Organized and professional. Good communication with the customer. They know what they're doing. And they offered to tweak the adjustments in a week or two if needed.
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Mike Deshazo
2 years ago
I've brought two guitars to Benjamin over the last year or so for setups/fretwork. His work is nothing short of stellar, with both instruments becoming much easier, and more enjoyable, to play than before they arrived in his shop. His prices are extremely reasonable, and he's a very nice guy to deal with. I've recommended him to friends/bandmates, and they've had the same outstanding experience that I have. If there's a better tech in the New Orleans area, I sure haven't found him/her.
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edwin kuykendall
a year ago
This gentleman and scholar brought my Betty (fender, telecaster to you) back to life from years of serious use and neglect. Definitely the guy I'm calling first for guitar related crisis.
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Jeffrey Sutton
2 years ago
I walked into Ben's shop with a beat up '67 Epiphone Riviera that sported a nasty crack in the back of the neck just below the headstock, worn frets, a collapsed AVR-1 and a nasty fretboard that had too much relief on one side and was backbowed on the other. I left Ben's shop with guitar that is both amazingly playable and freakishly great sounding; it intonates beautifully, chords are warm, rich and in-tune, and if you dig the old school sounds of Otis Rush and Magic Sam, well, this guitar has it. Lots of luthiers would have looked at my guitar as being either too risky to repair or as a chance to make bank for the month, but Ben looked at it as a challenge and delivered the goods. Thanks, Ben, that Epi is amazing, and I really appreciate all your hard work to bring the old girl back to life!
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Cameo Olson
a year ago
DON'T BUY A NEW GUITAR! TAKE YOUR OLD ONE TO BEN!!! Over the past year, Ben has set-up four of my guitars/basses, including a nut replacement. Every one came back to me in just a few days, and more importantly, sounding MUCH better and easier to play. He has the right ear, the right gear, and the experience needed to please his customers. Mission accomplished! I've also taken the set-up course he offers. I highly recommend it, even if you don't plan to do your own guitar work. I left with a much better understanding of the nuances of guitar construction/set-up, and better armed to make smart guitar purchases. Ben is the missing link NOLA musicians need…pro or not. Thanks Ben! -Eric
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Aaron Younce
3 years ago
I can personally attest to the quality and consistency of Benjamin's work, and also to the exceptional customer service he provides. His skills, depth of knowledge, and care for the instrument and the customer are unassailable. Guitar Techs like this are few and far between. Strange Guitarworks is the most reliable guitar repair shop in New Orleans, and beyond! Highly recommended.
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Patrick Cooper
2 years ago
Benjamin did a neck reset, re-fret job, and also did some bridge plate repairs on my 1974 Martin D-28. I just played it for the first time at my gig last night. It played so easily I had to lighten my attack and press lighter on the strings because I was so used to fighting the guitar! Sounds great, Benjamin! Thanks for all your hard work and attention to detail! I'll be back with another guitar soon.
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John SIMM
a year ago
Congratulations to you for your honest to goodness information and simple but effective ideas that allowed me to set up a Floyd Rose bridge. This was my first hands on experience with this type of bridge and I sought several other sources that whilst not confusing did not allow a common sense solution. Yours did and I successfully set up, tuned, intonated and floated the bridge to near perfection cheers.

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We have the greatest job in the world: we play with guitars all day, and oftentimes get our grubby mitts on vintage instruments that we wouldn’t ever get to see as mere mortals. Occasionally we see vintage gear that looks almost brand new, but most times when an older instrument comes into our shop it … Continue reading »
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Two weeks until the next Setup Workshop! We have 4 spaces available for the April 2nd class - call ASAP if you want to register.

http://www.strangeguitarworks.com/workshops/
We believe that every musician should understand how their instrument works. A thorough knowledge of how to properly set up a guitar is something every guitarist should possess. There is no secret, no mystery, no magic, no mojo to this – all it takes to set up a guitar is skill, knowledge, the right tools, …
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Today is the last day to register for the Setup Workshop this Saturday. We have 2 spots left - get 'em while they're hot!

http://www.strangeguitarworks.com/workshops/
We believe that every musician should understand how their instrument works. A thorough knowledge of how to properly set up a guitar is something every guitarist should possess. There is no secret, no mystery, no magic, no mojo to this – all it takes to set up a guitar is skill, knowledge, the right tools, …
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We have three spots available in our Setup Workshop next Saturday. Interested in spending an afternoon learning how to work on your guitar? Give us a call to sign up!

http://www.strangeguitarworks.com/workshops/
We believe that every musician should understand how their instrument works. A thorough knowledge of how to properly set up a guitar is something every guitarist should possess. There is no secret, no mystery, no magic, no mojo to this – all it takes to set up a guitar is skill, knowledge, the right tools, …
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Just in case you missed it: Setup Workshops are back!

http://www.strangeguitarworks.com/workshops/
We believe that every musician should understand how their instrument works. A thorough knowledge of how to properly set up a guitar is something every guitarist should possess. There is no secret, no mystery, no magic, no mojo to this – all it takes to set up a guitar is skill, knowledge, the right tools, …
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We were told to strike a sexy pose. This was the best we could do.
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Our next Setup Workshop is Saturday, June 4th. We currently have three spots available. Call ASAP to sign up!

http://www.strangeguitarworks.com/workshops/
We believe that every musician should understand how their instrument works. A thorough knowledge of how to properly set up a guitar is something every guitarist should possess. There is no secret, no mystery, no magic, no mojo to this – all it takes to set up a guitar is skill, knowledge, the right tools, …
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Yeah, we'll cut some holes in your bass. Why not?

http://www.strangeguitarworks.com/routing-for-a-p-pickup/
We generally consider ourselves rather fearless when it comes to working on guitars. Over the years, we’ve done some pretty crazy things at the request of some of our more experimental clients. Most of these things don’t really scare us, but occasionally a little pinch of fear is important: there’s no easier way to completely ruin a guitar … Continue reading »
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Planing a fretless carbon fiber fingerboard on a Modulus bass. Yeah, we can do that.
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Leveling the neck on a Peavey T40. Totally metal.
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By popular demand, Setup Workshops are back! Back in the old shop (uh… Benjamin’s house), a few Setup Workshops were held, and it was a fantastic experience for those lucky few who got in while the getting was hot. Unfortunately, the space was just too small to accommodate four people comfortably, so the Workshop program was … Continue reading »
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