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    Hey guys. First post. It kills me to talk about this, but to make a long story short, I have a decapitated guitar. The headstock is cut off right at the nut and is parallel to the nut. I need an exceptional luthier near the Fairfield, CT area that works with wood like it's his life. This isn't just any ordinary headstock decapitation. This isn't at an angle and it's by the nut so it's nearly impossible. A little help here??

    Also, do NOT ask for pics as I don't have any and please don't ask how it happened...

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    Give Joe down at Connecticut Music in Stamford a call. If anything, he'll KNOW who to call. He's been around for ages and does great work. But I have no clue if he does THAT kind of work. If he doesn't I'm sure he'll point you in the right direction.
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    • #3
      Give Joe down at Connecticut Music in Stamford a call. If anything, he'll KNOW who to call. He's been around for ages and does great work. But I have no clue if he does THAT kind of work. If he doesn't I'm sure he'll point you in the right direction.


      He doesn't really do that type of work from what I remember, but it's worth asking if he knows anyone who does. CT doesn't have many luthiers at ALL to be honest...or at least that I remember.

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      • #4
        no help here cuz im in San Diego but what type of guitar is it? might be better off getting a new neck put on. might be a bit more money but you wont be worrying about breaking the head off again. just a thought...
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        • #5
          He doesn't really do that type of work from what I remember, but it's worth asking if he knows anyone who does. CT doesn't have many luthiers at ALL to be honest...or at least that I remember.


          George Youngblood in Guilford is a fine, fine luthier who did an awesome headstock repair on a Guild I had. If Stephen Stills thinks he's great, you might too.

          While you're there, in the same building is one of the finest acoustic shops on the planet, especially if you like OM's. http://www.acousticmusic.org

          Paul Neri in Clinton does great work too.

          You might have also heard of this guy, Kim Walker

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          • #6
            There are some in Westchester, NY. Starguitars

            STAR GUITARS
            Mt. Kisco N.Y.
            914 241 9377

            The Guitar Specialist (has done work for some celebrities)
            Goldens Bridge, NY

            Repair Gallery
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            • #7
              Also try MIke at "guitarproblems@aol.com" in Orange. Not sure if he does the level of work you need, but he might know others. I hear the Youngblood is very good.
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              • #8
                Barry Lipman is the best guy I know of.

                He has even authored books:

                http://www.cherrylane.com/clprint/Print-Artists-Items/Guitar-One/Guitar-One-Presents--Guitar-Questions.aspx

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                • #9
                  Most chain stores around here (Daddy's, Guitar Center, Ricardo's) send their repairs to Tom Baxer @ Tom Baxer Music. He also has many contacts so give him a call @ 860-827-1313. He's in New Britain.
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                  • #10
                    "decapitated", we need more details
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                    • #11
                      I prefer Mike (seem my post # 7 above) over Tom (post #9) based on experience this summer on my acoustic (1976 lo prinzi)
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                      • #12
                        I prefer Mike (seem my post # 7 above) over Tom (post #9) based on experience this summer on my acoustic (1976 lo prinzi)


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                        Out gunned and out numbered but we wouldn't run,
                        No mercy no quarter they'll pay for their sins,
                        Now lower the cannons the battle begins!

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                        • #13
                          This guy. Worth the shipping if its a good guitar.

                          http://www.timeelect.com/headstock.htm
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                          • #14
                            Rich is a pretty far haul from CT, even if you're in Fairfield.

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                            • #15
                              I'll recommend this guy right in Fairfield:
                              http://www.dgnrepair.com/

                              George Youngblood is great, but you can expect a wait to get your instrument back...

                              I've heard mixed reports on Tom Baxer's work, but don't have any personal experience.

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