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Paul,

Do you take on minor repair work and / or major refinishing?  I have a Ric 325C58 that was poorly converted to "John Lennon" specs.  The tuner bushings were messed with as well.  I would like to have it returned to factory specs, or if possible completely refinished in an amber fireglow (it is currently jet-glow).

I've seen photos of your work and it is truly beautiful. Congratulations.

Thanks,
Brad (from Canada)

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Brad: Yes, this is the bulk of my work with Rickenbackers. In fact, I'm doing a proper Lennon conversion right now!

I can return the C58 to factory specs or refinish it in AFG. Choice is up to you and your budget.

Send photos of the guitar in its current state to me at rickacoustics@me.com

--Paul

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paul wilczynski

Expertise

Anything concerning building, tuning, theory of construction. Specialist in finishing (40 years' experience); extensive knowledge of Rickenbacker instruments of all vintages. Rickenbacker factory connection on personal level; ONLY licensed Rickenbacker luthier in the world.

Experience

Extensive. I build and restore electric and acoustic guitars (steel string and nylon classicals). I build all of Rickenbacker's acoustic instruments in my own shops in San Francisco and Healdsburg, CA. I write two online columns with a total of over 15,000 posts since January, 2005. Google my name or my screen name, "jingle_jangle".

Organizations
American Guild of Luthiers.

Publications
Mostly automotive and hobby (in the past).

Education/Credentials
Manage the University Department workshops(Industrial Design) in SF, also have taught and written design and fabrication classes for almost a decade. Have produced online classes, written curricula, syllabi, etc. Run an online forum for my students (500 in number).

Awards and Honors
Awards won for product, vehicle, and preschool toy design in the past.

Past/Present Clients
Rickenbacker International Corporation, Waterstone Guitars LLC, many Fortune 500 companies before I worked in guitars (I ran a design studio for 22 years). I have hundreds of individual--private party--customers.

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