Mayos Music
Guitar Lessons and Instrument Repair
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LUTHIER COMPLETE REPAIR AND RESTORATION OF FRETTED INSTRUMENTS & AMPLIFIERS



Here at MayosMusic, in addition to offering great guitar/bass lessons, we are also a complete Luthier and Amplifier Repair Service. Below is a list of instruments and repair services offered at MayosMusic.

Instruments and Equipment Repaired/Restored at MayosMusic include:

Guitars (Acoustic And Electric, Vintage To New)
Electric Bass
12 String & Tenor Guitars
Banjos, Mandolins, Ukueles, Triles/Tiples
Autoharps, Dulcimers
Exotic string instruments:
Ouds, Yayli-Tanburs, Tars, Dutars, Lutes
Instrument Amplifiers (vintage - modern & tube and solid State)
Speakers / Cabinets, P.A. Systems, Mixing Boards
Pedals & Rack Effects

Repair Services offered at MayosMusic

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  • Set-up & Maintenance
    • The Basics
      • Cleaning the Finish
      • Cleaning the Fretboard/Fingerboard
      • Cleaning and De-Rusting Metal Bridge Parts:
        • Bridge Base
        • Bridge Saddle and Retainer Wire
        • Bridge Post and Thumbwheels
        • Bridge Stud/Bushings
        • Bridge Screws/Bolts
        • Bridge Springs
      • Correctly Installing Strings so your guitar will Stay in Tune
      • Neck Evaluation
      • Truss Rod Adjustment
      • Intonation Adjustments
    • Action Adjustment (The Set-up)
      • Factory Set-up Specifications
        • Fender Electric Guitars
        • Gibson Electric Guitars
        • Electric Bass
        • Acoustic Guitar
        • Ukulele
      • Lower than Fatory Set-Up Specifications
      • Set-Up for Slide
    • Electric Guitar Adjustments (Special Problems)
      • Evaluation of Gibson Tune-O-Matic, Nashville and like type bridges
        • Fitting and Replacing Saddles
        • Standard vs. Metric Parts
      • Bolt-on Necks
    • Tuners
      • Repair or Replace?
      • Upgrading Old Tuners
      • Tuner Installatioin
      • Broken or Deteriorating Plastic Tuner Buttons
      • Removing Broken Headstock Screws
      • Damaged Caused by Incorrect-oiled Tuners
      • Replacing Gears
      • Straightening Tuning Shafts, Base, etc
    • Vibrato (incorrectly named Tremolo)
      • Kahler Installation and Set-up
      • Floyd Rose Tremolo Installation
      • Floyd Rose Tremolo Set-Up
      • Fender Stratocaster (Strat) Tremolo - fine tuning and adjustments
      • Tightening a loose Strat Tremolo Arm
      • Original type Fender Strat Tremolo modifications
      • The Trem Setter
      • String Benders
    • Locking Nut
      • Installation
      • Alternatives to the Locking Nut
    • Acoustic Guitar Adjustments
      • Evaluating the Guitar (are there problems that need to be addressed before the set-up)
        • Neck Angle
        • Bridge Problems
          • Lifting
          • Cracks/Splits
        • Bridge Plate worn or loose
        • Loose or broken braces
        • Top Cracks
      • Replacing and refitting bridge saddles
      • Replacing and fitting flattop bridge pins
      • Arch-top Bridges
        • Adjustment
        • Intonation
        • Fitting
      • Classical Guitar Set-Up
      • Flamenco Guitar Set-Up
      • Arch-top Guitar Set-Up
      • Flat-Top Guitar Set-Up
  • Nut Work
    • Repair or Replace a Damaged Nut (Pros & Cons)
    • Steps to Replacing a Nut
    • Material
      • Bone
      • Ivory
      • Wood
      • Corian
      • Plastic
      • Composite
      • Graphite
    • Cutting String Slots and Final Adjustments
  • Fret Work
    • Fret Dressing
      • Frets that are not seated
      • Loose Frets
        • Re-Arc and Re-Seat
        • Glue
      • Topping or leveling Frets
      • Re-Crowning Frets
      • Dressing and high-polishing the Frets
    • ReFretting
      • Truss Rod (pre-removal of frets) adjustment
      • Removing old Frets
      • Fretboard Preparation
      • Selecting the fretwire to match the instrument and the player
      • Hammer-in Method
      • Press-in or Compression Method
      • Old Style Martin Bar-Style Frets
      • Bound Fingerboards/Fretboards
      • Scalloped Fingerboards/Fretboards
      • Final Fret Dressing
  • Repairs and Modifications
    • Acoustic Guitar/Instrument Repair
      • Evaluating Humidity Problems
      • Flat-top Bridge Problems
      • Flat-top Brace Problems
      • Regluing Bridges, Cracks, Loose Braces
      • Bridge Replacement
      • Repairing worn/damaged bridge pin holes
      • Neck Re-Sets
      • Loose Necks
      • Broken Heel
      • Strap Buttons and Strap Locks
    • Other/Miscellaneous Repairs
      • Finish touch-up
        • Lacquer
        • Poly
        • Superglue (Cyandacrylate)
      • Shrinking Pickgaurds (gassing out)
      • Loose Binding
      • Broken Headstocks
      • Heat Straightening Warped Neck
      • Case Repairs
      • Pickguards, Tap Plate
      • End-pins
      • Side Dots
    • Guitar Electronics
      • Pre-Test and Troubleshooting
      • Chemical Cleaning Electrical Components
      • Replacing Bad/worn Parts: Jacks, Pots, Switches
      • Pick-up Installation
      • Shielding the guitar to kill Hiss and Radio Noise
      • Modifications to wiring harness
        • Phase switch
        • Series-Split-Parallel switch
        • Push-Pull knobs
        • Stat switch modifications
        • Tele 4-way switch
        • Treble Bleed Circuit
        • Chatter switch
        • Install Piezo transducer saddles on electric guitar for an acoustic guitar tone
        • Stereo wiring
        • Multiple OutPuts - each pick-up to a separate out-put jack
        • Re-wiring a standard humbucker pick-up from (single hot + ground) to (4 wire + shield) to take advantage of multiple pick-up wiring options
        • Waxing/Potting Pick-ups
        • Pick-Up height adjustment - to close and you'll magnetize the strings causing tuning/intonation problems
  • Finishes
    • To Refinish or Repair
    • Finish Repairs
      • Touch-up Dings, Chips Dents, Cracks, Scratches
      • Cleaning
      • Wet-Sanding
      • Fine Polishing
EXPERIENCE Since 1968



VENDOR (Luthier/Amp Repairs) for LA Harbor College
MASTER CLASSES taught at El Camino College
THE GUILD OF AMERICAN LUTHIERS member since 1988
THE ASSOCIATION OF STRING INSTRUMENT ARTISANS
charter member since 1988
MARSHALL MUSIC association since 1970
CAL STATE LA & EL CAMINO CC alumni
BS (Electronics & Computer Engineering) CAL POLY POMONA
AS (Electronics) EL CAMINO CC
FCC LICENSES (GROL+RADAR)
Experience since 1968
Providing Guitar Lessons and Guitar/Amp Repairs in Southern California, South Bay Cities and Greater Los Angeles Area,
Located in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 and Torrance, CA 90503

CALL or TEXT:
(310) 955 - 0246
Email:
MayoGuitarAndAmp@GMail.com