Patrick Putnam

What can I say about Francis guitar repair? I’ve dealt with a number of music shops and luthiers over the years, and as a gigging musician I can say there is a lot of trust required to let someone work on your instrument/s. Kirby is one of the nicest and most professional people I have dealt with in the business.

He went above and beyond what was asked of him and did it all for a really reasonable price. I asked him to swap out the neck on a rather well loved, read beat up, Banjo and in addition to fixing the new neck he cleaned the hardware and head, fixed the head tension, pointed out a future issue while there was still time to fix the issue, and returned in what I can only describe as perfect condition. The action and intonation were better then factory setup and I truly lack the words for the increase in sound clarity and quality. Do yourself a favor and let Francis guitar make you sound better!

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