Master Luthier Bob English offers his service in the repair of guitars, basses, mandolins and other stringed musical instruments to the whole of north west Indiana, where good repair people are far and few inbetween.
Master luthier Bob English builds one of a kind electric instruments of the highest quality by hand, He can build custom guitars and basses tailored to the individual player. He executes his craft with the most discerning players in mind, displaying exemplary mastery of the craft, high tech engineering and brilliant artistry.
Having a hard time finding good guitar repair in north west Indiana? Sick and tired of having inexperienced retail music store clerks selling you new parts only to install them poorly, and did they even offer to rebuild the old part? Does Your local music store advertise guitar repair but not the actual person who does the work? Is it one persons years of experience, or all of the repair persons who worked there over the years combined experience, and who is "WE" anyhow? Does experience count in itself? What about bad experience? Is the love for guitars enough to make a competent repair person? Is obtaining a license by Fender or Gibson any more difficult than becoming an ordained minister?
This time give Bob English a shot for guitar setup, repair and customization, you deal with him and no one else, he listens closely, offers options, and you may even learn something. Not only does he have experience in guitar repair and building, but also in electrical and mechanical engineering, not just in an office sense, but actually building and machining stuff hands on. He is brutally honest, yet kind and caring. He may easily win your repeat business, even if he charges a little more, as he may save you money in the long run, and his work does not cost you the price of frustration and disappointment.
Although it may be quite a drive to get to RDE Lutherie in South Bend, it is well worth the trip if you are in Bremen, Chesterton, Crown Point, Elkhart, Goshen, Granger, Hobart, Lakeville, LaPorte, Merrillville, Mishiwauka, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, Plymouth, Portage, Rolling Prairie, Valparaiso, Wakarusa, or Walkerton Indiana, or in Buchanan, Barien Springs, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg or Niles Michigan, and in need of Bass or guitar repair, as you may not have a good choice of professionals in Your neck of the woods.