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Outstanding Guitar Repairs! Check out Gene Liberty!

Hey there!

If you like guitars like I like guitars, eventually you’ll need some repairs to one of your “prized instruments”.  So I thought I’d share with you the guy that I take almost all my repairs to.  His name is Gene Liberty, of Liberty Guitars, located in Sheridan, Illinois.  

You can find his website at:    

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Gene’s work is top-notch!  He is extremely meticulous, so when the job is done, it’s done “right”.  I can’t tell you how fortunate I am to have Gene’s shop within driving range.  In a few days (hopefully) I’ll be posting some pics of a vintage Standel E12-N (12-string made by Harptone in the 1960’s).  It’s extremely difficult to remove the necks in these, compared to Guild, Martin, Gibson, etc.  So I came up with an idea that Gene was actually able to make work.  (Surprisingly, not all of my ideas are practical!)  Anyway, this idea saved a useless guitar and made it into an extremely playable instrument.  I actually think it sounds better too, because we cut away some of the mass of the bridge, making the top more able to vibrate.  Gene did it without having to remove the neck or remove the fingerboard (both extremely expensive repairs).  So come back in a few days and check out the pics of this unique repair.

And if you contact Gene, make sure you tell him that “Warren” from “Pickinitup Guitars and Rare Instruments” sent you.  Mentioning my name might not get you a discount, but I’m sure Gene will smile at you and treat you very fair.  Thanks again for stopping at my website………..



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Website goes live!

March 14th, 2017 – Website goes live and the first two items are entered into inventory.  Took a look in the back room and there’s a whole lot of guitar’s and amps that need pics taken of them.  Going to try to add more items to the inventory every day until the job is complete…………so keep coming back.  You might be surprised at what you find listed here.