Dedicated to making your instrument the best it can be.

Guitar / Bass set-ups, repairs, modifications  - Electric & Acoustic + Mandolins / Banjos / Ukuleles - 704-502-3265 -


Introduction - Credentials

Hello. As some of you already know, I relocated from Tampa, FL where I was Artist Relations, Head of Quality Control and the Set-Up Dept. for DEAN  and LUNA GUITARS (5 1/2 yrs.).                    

Over the course of 5 1/2 years with Dean, I've done over 75,000 instrument set-ups.  I needed a break from pointy guitars ( ha ha).

Relocated (2009) and founded "GUITAR WORX" in Folsom, CA. As of May, 2013, returned to my home state of NC. Servicing musicians in North and South Carolina. 

Every guitar is different. I take everything into consideration: string gauge, tuning, playing style, etc. Everything factors in, and I apply it so it is perfect for you.
I work on  electrics, acoustics, basses, banjos and mandolins. I also electrify acoustic instruments.

To everyone who have already used my services ... Thank You! It has been a pleasure meeting you and working on your instruments. I pride myself for making friends. Not just customer satisfaction.

My credentials: I've set-up and / or customized instruments for:

  • Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) - Michael Schenker (U-F-O, M.S.G.) - Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) - Vinnie Moore (solo, U-F-O) - Leslie West (Mountain) - Michael Angelo Batio - Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions /solo) - Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) - Chuck Golf (Toby Keith Band) - Jeff Berlin (studio bassist / Jazz legend) - Randy Jackson (American Idol "Dawg", Top producer, pro bass player) - Sammy Hagar - Chas Cronk (Strawbs). 
  • Plus assorted or the collective members of: Blackfoot - Molly Hatchet - Kansas - Trivium - Sevendust - Morbid Angel - Mushroomhead - Deicide - L.A. Guns - Vicious Rumors - Cannibal Corpse - GWAR - Saliva - Girlschool  ...... 100's of professional (satisfied) players. I would like to add you to the list. Regardless if it's a budget model from Musician's Friend or Guitar Center, I can make it play better for you.


Thank you for visiting the site 

                            Michael Schenker / Henry Howard

I customized the two Flying V acoustics Michael is currently using by lowering the action and installing Fishman preamps, as well as setting-up his signature Dean electrics. It was an honor. As I have been a fan since U-F-O's 1974 "Phenomenon" album.  Plus I'm pleased to say Michael is in top form and playing better than he ever has.



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