My name is Bobby, and I love helping aspiring and beginner guitar players with all aspects of guitar ownership–from choosing and buying their first guitar to learning to do their own basic care and maintenance.
I remember what it’s like to be unsure what kind of guitar to buy. Should it be acoustic or electric? Nylon string or steel-string? Then, you finally buy one and still have a bunch of questions: how do you tune it? What’s the best way to clean it? Why the hell are your strings buzzing!?
I’m here to teach you how to do your own basic guitar care and maintenance–stuff every guitar owner should know. You’ll save money and spend more time WITH your guitar, rather than being without it for days or weeks because it’s in the shop for something you could’ve done yourself.
I’m also here to answer any questions you have. Contact me and I’ll usually respond within 72 hours. I’m also here to help you know when you SHOULD spend a little dough and take your guitar to a professional repair person.
I began playing guitar in 1989, and over the years I’ve given private guitar lessons, studied Jazz guitar in college, and ran my own guitar repair business for 2 years. I’m an Air Force veteran who now lives with two very lovely ladies: my girlfriend Abigail and our rescued ex-racing greyhound Truly.
This is where I spend the majority of my free time. During the hot Arizona summers, it doubles as my guitar shop, where I do basic care & maintenance. I have a sturdy, folding table that I’ll set up for such occasions.