Best Auckland set up?

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Re: Best Auckland set up?

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Being a poor husband, father, home and motorcycle owner LOL I cant afford set ups. I took my Les Paul to Glynn and I was very happy with the results. Now, my LP warrants having the money spent on it, my other guitars due to how much they cost dont, so I learned to do everything myself, even wiring, fret level and crowns. I like doing my own setups as I know what i want.

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Took my Takamine P1NC to Mr Glyn for a setup as my office is near enough for it to be viable (since he doesn't open weekends).

Did a great job, the action was terribly high and even with 10s I was struggling to hold down a full barre chord without straining, now it plays like margarine. Pretty happy, will try and send an electric to him next.
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Just got my PRS Holcomb back from Scott with a TUSQ nut added and setup - played great before, but even better now.

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What Scarecrow said. I haven't had to call on Scott to do any work on my gear yet, but I've heard good things about his guitar setups. I can vouch for his great nature and stellar customer service at RS!

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Re: Best Auckland set up?

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Andries Vorster (The Fret Shop)? From what I've seen so far he does a pretty good job. Just don't take any explorers there (kidding). I will be going back for my next setup.

I've been to AZ and Glyn too. Both really good but more expensive.
Gene (G Spot guitars) did an amazing setup on a guitar I had when I was at uni - Had a lot of good comments from other students.

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I took my guitars to Gene after Adrian closed shop. Great guy, did a great job and went the extra mile but just a bit too far to drive for me. Glyn is 5 minutes from my office now which works great
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Best Auckland setup is 10 acres in Coatesville or Dairy Flat with a huge, insulated barn and clean power.
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Bit of a dilemma I guess here, needing something done youve not done yourself before and not having the correct tools and materials to do it. Taking your pride and joy to a new luthier is nerve-wracking enough (that is when you can get hold of one), time out to drop it off and pick it up etc

Think im just gonna buy a bunch of bone nuts and the slotting files and learn myself.

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Went down me local today to see if he had any caps - he gave me these massive ass ones for free, and a correct plastic nut was 2 bucks.
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JHorner wrote: Mon May 15, 2017 9:41 am Anyone had any work done by Trevor Binford? Seems legit.
http://www.binfordluthiery.com
Bumping this 4-year-old post. Any answers? I remember reading this post at the time and sending a message to Mr. Binford but not getting a reply. (Onehunga being an easy location for me.) My question would have been, "How much for a set up for guitar with Floyd and fret buzz" or somesuch. Have the same question now.

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dropped you a message.
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Trevor at Binford is great. Had 3 setups and a new nut done there. Very nice guy.

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HappyEnding wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:34 pm
JHorner wrote: Mon May 15, 2017 9:41 am Anyone had any work done by Trevor Binford? Seems legit.
http://www.binfordluthiery.com
Bumping this 4-year-old post. Any answers? I remember reading this post at the time and sending a message to Mr. Binford but not getting a reply. (Onehunga being an easy location for me.) My question would have been, "How much for a set up for guitar with Floyd and fret buzz" or somesuch. Have the same question now.
His setup was about 130, new nut around 80, fret dress 300

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Agree with the Trevor Binford recommendation, reset my SJ-200, great to deal with and did a great job.

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Re: Best Auckland set up?

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Cool thanks for replies.

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