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Rare, hand-made electric guitar: fret repair in Bay Area?

I've got a hand-made, non-standard, one-of-a-kind electric guitar with a buzzing fret. As far as I can tell, the extent of the job should be to whack it in a little and then set it, but I'm a bit nervous to do it myself. (Plus, surely a specialist would use something better than a mallet and super glue...) What are some reliable guitar repair shops in the Bay Area I could turn to, and how much might the job cost me?
posted by archagon on Dec 18, 2016 - 7 answers

Can I learn to play the guitar?

Can I learn to play the guitar? Hope me! [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on May 8, 2016 - 22 answers

I want to really understand the guitar.

How can I advance from being someone who plays the guitar to a real guitarist? I'm tired of the same old open chords and basic barres. How do I become a true musician on the instrument? Kinda long inside thingy. [more inside]
posted by Precision on Jul 28, 2009 - 22 answers

Guitarist with hyperhydrosis and oily skin needs help

I am a borderline professional guitarist who suffers from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) and also seems to have developed a very oil-extruding physiology. Is there anything I can do to make it so that I don't have to wash my hands between each and every song? If not, what is the most efficient way to clean up and dry off my hands every five minutes or so? [more inside]
posted by sid abotu on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Where do the amateur classical/jazz musicians hang out online?

Where do the amateur classical/jazz musicians hang out online? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Oct 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me become a (real) Guitar Hero

What do I need to be doing in order to transition from being a strictly open chords style guitar player to a lead/riff oriented player? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Jul 7, 2008 - 10 answers

what's this crap on my fingers?

Sometimes, but not always, when I play my acoustic guitar, I get this dark "dirt" on my fingertips... [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Calm, cool, and collected

GuitarAmeaturQuestion: I'm performing with my guitar tonight (I'm playing, someone else is singing). Now I can play the song alright, but this will be my first time playing in front of a large group since I started playing (about 6 months ago). During the auditions for this event I got nervous enough that my fingers trembled slightly making it hard for me to play (obviously).

Any tips on how to stay calm during the real thing and play okay (besides the cliched "picture them in their underwear" thing)? Advice from guitar players and non-guitar players alike is most welcome.
posted by Stauf on Nov 6, 2004 - 25 answers

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