WOW!  The Axe Grinder does fabulous work!!!  I brought my girlfriend's guitar in for a setup and repair for a broken knob.  The guitar is a high end Jackson Soloist, which are pretty rare and made for metal shredding. The shop I previously took it to used the wrong gauge strings, messed with the bridge height and somehow broke the volume knob, so it was in serious need of fixing. Karen was friendly, accommodating,  and cares about music and musicians. The guitar was ready in a couple days and plays like a heavy metal shredder's dream!!!!! The action is amazing!  I'll be taking my Taylor Dreadnaught  in for some work really soon.  Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention the more than reasonable price.

TESTIMONIALS

WOW!  The Axe Grinder does fabulous work!!!  I brought my girlfriend's guitar in for a setup and repair for a broken knob.  The guitar is a high end Jackson Soloist, which are pretty rare and made for metal shredding. The shop I previously took it to used the wrong gauge strings, messed with the bridge height and somehow broke the volume knob, so it was in serious need of fixing. Karen was friendly, accommodating,  and cares about music and musicians. The guitar was ready in a couple days and plays like a heavy metal shredder's dream!!!!! The action is amazing!  I'll be taking my Taylor Dreadnaught  in for some work really soon.  Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention the more than reasonable price.

Karen and Dave blew me away with their phenomenal setup and repair on my guitar. Very personable, very prompt, and communication was great - had my guitar back in my hands within a matter of days. Conveniently located as well. Would absolutely return for their service!
Brought in a 12 year old guitar that had really been through the paces, worn out frets, destroyed fretboard, broken electronics.  This guitar had been through quite a bit. Came off the bench shiny and clean! It plays like a new guitar again. That alone would be enough to recommend, but the service is also outstanding. Karen was extremely friendly and prompt making the whole thing a breeze. Thanks for giving my old guitar a second life.
Had a 60's reissue Fender bass that needed a setup. The truss rod is in a position that the neck needs to be taken on and off to adjust. Needless to say, despite the arduous proccess they got the action super low and by the next day it was done. They even polished it up, making it look pretty as ever! At Axe Grinders they are extremely friendly and affordable. I hope to take lessons from them in the near future.
Dave and Karen run a great shop! They were super responsive to my emails, fixed up my old guitar so that it plays like a dream again, and all at a very reasonably price. I highly recommend Axe Grinder - my new go-to luthier.
Hello, was able to finally play the guitar and it sounds great! 
"Prompt, professional, and responsive.  30-day guarantee on any work. Great service and their shop is really cool!"
Just tried my bass guitar and it is AWESOME!  Dave is a genius!  Thank you so much.
Have to say this is one of the best luthier experiences I've ever had.   Quick efficient service and great communication.  Guitar plays like a gem!
Its a lot easier to play now than it was before. Thank you! :)
The guitar feels great!  Please thank Dave for me for all the extra work he put in.
Karen!  So wonderful.  It plays beautifully.  Thank you!

Just wanted to say last night I took my bass into the studio for a 3-hour session, and it was beautiful! Thanks again for everything.  I haven't plugged into my live rig yet, but I'm sure it will be great! 

Just wanted to say last night I took my bass into the studio for a 3-hour session, and it was beautiful! Thanks again for everything.  I haven't plugged into my live rig yet, but I'm sure it will be great! 

Just wanted to say last night I took my bass into the studio for a 3-hour session, and it was beautiful! Thanks again for everything.  I haven't plugged into my live rig yet, but I'm sure it will be great! 

Thanks so much again for your phenomenal work on this guitar - can’t wait to hear how the next one turns out. Keep me posted!

Very nice and knowledgeable! Very quick and thorough service - went above and beyond helping me out with my guitar and gear. Will definitely be back!

Both the pickup and microphone now work...had to buy a new special preamp as you suggested. I didn't want to, but at least everything is up and working. 
Thanks again.
The bass is great!  The lower action is so noticeable and less strenuous.  Thanks again!
Super helpful and fast guitar repair! It was really easy to get in touch with Karen, even on the weekend.
Had a fantastic experience here. Karen and Dave are great. It’s a little out of the way, but this is where I’m getting my setups done from now on. I asked Dave to set up my Ibanez 540 (older Satriani model) and an Epiphone EJ 200 (jumbo acoustic) that 540 has a Floyd Rose style tremolo that most setup guys won’t touch but he set it up flawlessly and perfectly. On the Epiphone I asked him to bring the action down and the neck had been acting up (probably stretching out) as it was brand new and obviously not top of the line. That thing plays so beautifully now I haven’t touched my Takamine since. Highly recommend.
The guitars play great!
I brought in a custom guitar that I couldn't get the intonation right on. It has been worked on by some highly-respected luthiers and it was never quite right. I was very pleasantly surprised when I got the guitar back from Karen and Dave that it plays better than it ever has and the issue appears to be resolved! When I met Dave he was a man of few words so I don't know how he did it, but he is clearly very gifted. Karen was very responsive in setting the whole thing up, glad I stumbled upon them!

Awesome and thank you once again for this immediate response and help! 

Because of you and your email, I was able to purchase the pickups and pre's I was looking for! Since this year was bad, you just made it amazing! Believe me!  If I am awesome, you are AMAZING for helping me! No, no, no... thank YOU!

Karen and Dave did an awesome job on my two bass guitars which hadn't been serviced in over ten years. Dave really took the time to troubleshoot FRET buzz issues and got the necks of both basses perfectly aligned. They're also pleasant people who are very easy to work with. Would definitely recommend!!!

Guitar plays and feels great!  Thanks.

Can’t express my gratitude enough for your assistance in even trying to get this figured out.

Wow, it plays like an absolute dream. So much easier on the fingers!  Thank you both so much, again! It was a pleasure working with you.

Hello!  Everything sounds great. Playing better than it has in a while. I was able to sit down for a while last night and mess around. I'm happy.

 Hi Karen , Please thank Dave for fixing my bass. It has never sounded better.  Kudos.

I could kiss Dave on the mouth!  This thing feels really incredible, Karen.  THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!

Axe Grinder did a great job setting up my acoustic.  It plays like butter.  Thank you.  

Holy Cow!  The Tele sounds like I stole it from Roy Buchanan!!  Dave built a beautiful Telecaster for me with Fender parts and a custom body made of barn wood.  I had been collecting the pieces over several years. The guitar is amazing! What a sound and a twang, but also very versatile (which is one reason I love Telecasters).  The action is perfect and it feels like I have had it for years.  And he also took an old vintage Harmony arch top that was basically firewood and brought it back to life.  It plays very nicely and it looks like a work of art.  Tremendous attention to detail and workmanship on a very difficult project.. Dave and Karen use great care at every stage during a project, and they are dedicated to making every customer happy. They are the best. Thank you.  Dave is a complete whiz!  




 

Thanks again for your professionalism and commitment to your customers!  Means a lot!  Have a great day!


 

Dave did a fantastic job on my guitar!  Plays like a champ!

 

Phenomenal wiring and set up work on my 36+ year old Charvel.  You can tell Dave really cares for guitars deeply.  Dave and Karen were great to work with.  Thank you.

 

Karen and Dave were great to work with and they took my guitar and finished it on the same day!  Friendly people and  you can tell they have a passion for music!
 

Brought two guitars in for a fairly basic sound hole pickup installation. Both of those were done expertly. However I mentioned one of the guitars (a Martin guitar center model) had high action and was impossible to play out of first position. I had another repairman look at it previously and said it was within the range. When I got the guitar back it played amazing. He lowered the action and put in a bone saddle (I think it was) in it. Whatever he did the guitar sounds better than it ever sounded. That was my first time going to Dave and I will go back with any future work

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