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Posted by Keith on April 24, 2001 at 21:27:41:
In Reply to: NJ luthier id& neck reset posted by jd san jose on April 17, 2001 at 22:28:14:
: Hi all! I got a question especially for those in NJ? I've found a 1950s Kay in the classifieds for $1500. The owner says it's in very good cosmetic shape-the pictures look quite nice too, not beat up looking as far as I can see. He said that there have been no repairs- except a neck reset and a new bridge. Isn't a neck reset a huge repair though?!?! I asssume he's meaning there have been no repairs on the top and back. Anyway, I inquired who did it and they said a local luthier by the name of Ernie Triompho in Buena, NJ. Does anyone have any experience with this luthier? How can I tell a good neck reset vs. a shabby one? Thanks for reading.
I would strongly reccomend Bob Ricardi. He was principle bassist for the Pennsylvania Ballet for over thirty years, and he's a first rate luthier who is reasonably priced. He lives in Pennsauken, NJ., and his phone number is 856-665-3936. I use him for all bass.
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