This place is fantastic. Mike does great work and is a true professional. It is great to have a place that isn't a chain, and have someone remember you when you come in even if you're just having minor work done. He treats everyone great, even if you're new to the whole guitar thing like I am. You can't go wrong here!Was this review helpful?Yes No|Flag Abuse
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Tue - Fri10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- General Info:
- Welcome to Bordentown Guitar Rescue. Here, you can have your guitar serviced by a true craftsman, Michael Virok. Michael is a Luthier who handles every repair himself and gives you and your instrument that attention you deserve. In addition, Michael can customize your guitar to suit your needs or build you a custom guitar from scratch. Most repairs are done quickly, with many being done in 24 hours and some repairs can be done while you wait. There is no repair too large or small. Guitar lessons are also available. Please give us a call today. A message from Michael: My full name is Michael Virok. I have been a Hamilton, NJ resident for most of my life. As far as my education goes, I could tell you everything as far back as pre-school, but the most important aspect of my education is the most recent chunk of time. I attended the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts. From there I continued onward to pursue my true passion for guitars at Atlanta Guitar Works in Atlanta, Georgia. It was there in 2007 that I graduated Best In Class and received my title of Luthier. Shortly after returning to New Jersey I was able to find employment with one of the largest repair shops on the East coast and worked in some of their various locations for the next 4 years. Which brings me to today. One string at a time... After earning a well respected & dedicated following, I have decided to open my own private practice for guitar building and sales. I needed to bring my trade back to the community which it serves. In doing so I am able to offer highly competitive prices for skills that are unmatched in the normal major retail realm. Lutherie is an art. It is something that I am proud to do on a daily basis. My grandfather spend much of his life carving & creating wooden folk-art & decoys, and my father is a skilled auto mechanic & now an all-around household repair craftsman. I wont say simply, but I somehow I was able to find both the artistic & technical specializations and have merged them into what I can only describe as the most satisfying trade I could ever enter into. The bottom line is that I view my job as an art form and my builds are works of art. I refuse to let down any customer and I strive to revitalize the art of Lutherie one string at a time.
- Guitar Service, Guitar Repairs, Guitar Sales, Amplifier Sales, & Guitar Lessons. Bordentown Guitar Rescue Services all make and models of guitars. See our website for a full list of services and rates. TYPICAL TURNAROUND TIME FOR MANY SERVICES IS 24-HOURS OR LESS! Restrings - Fretboard conditioning - Detailing/cleaning Full Set-Ups ...including, intonation with strobe tuner, lite fret dressing, truss rod adjustments, nut & saddle height regulations (aka action), parts tightening/lubrication, detailed inspection * Electronics work/trouble shooting * Pickup installation * Routing for new pickups, components * Complete Re-Frets on all types of necks * Strap-Pin installations on acoustics * Custom pickguards - Custom parts fabrications - Complete custom builds ... and so much more! Local pick up is available. See our website for a complete list of services and rates.
- All makes and models of Guitars are serviced. Some of the brands are Gibson, Fender, Bartolini, Leo Quan, Gotoh, Grover, Schaller, and Bigsby to name a few.
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards, amex
- Ease access off of NJ Turnpike, 295 and Route 130.
Best in Class 2007 Altanta Guitar Works
- Guitars & Amplifiers, Musical Instruments-Repair, Musical Instrument Supplies & Accessories, Music Stores, Personal Services & Assistants, Records, Tapes, CD's Used & Vintage
I took a guitar to Mike at BGR. It was not playable when I took it in, and now I'm having a hard time putting it down. Mike's also writing up a spec sheet for a custom Bass build for my son. I know I appreciate the personal service. It's nice to know that the guy you're handing your guitar to is the guy that will be doing the work. Thanks again, Mike!Was this review helpful?Yes No|Flag Abuse
Friendly and professional service with an artsy touch. If your guitar is losing its luster or playability or you have some vintage guitar that you are afraid to be serviced by just anyone then Michael is your man! He will make your beaten down guitar just like new. Visit Bordentown Guitar Rescue and see what he can do for you :-)Was this review helpful?Yes No|Flag Abuse
I've known Mike for many years, and have watched his artistry grow into an amazing business! Now he has the chance to love what he does for a living, and that love for his work shines through in his craftsmanship with our guitars! Thanks Mike!!Was this review helpful?Yes No|Flag Abuse
You want it fixed ? or Do you want it fixed Right, then you have to get on over to see Mike at Bordentown Guitar Rescue he really knows how to take care of customers, and you'll be confident your instrument is in top shape. He also has a nice supply of gently used equipment at very reasonable prices. What are you waiting for?Was this review helpful?Yes No|Flag Abuse