Barrett Coughlan Luthier Guitar Repair

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There are several places in Portland you can take your musical instruments to. Why do I drive the twenty some miles to Barretts shop instead of 8 miles to the bigger shops? Because there aren't too many guys that have 30 years of experience with acoustic guitars.
I own a custom shop Martin guitar that I've had about five years. It's tone had gone a bit sour so I took it to Barrett thinking it might need to have a couple of frets replaced. Barrett found multiple problems that were not obvious but needed attention. I needed it repaired quickly and I let him know that. Four days later I picked it up and went straight to rehearsal. It was like brand new, no more tuning problems, it plays as well as my 335 and the tone is absolutely gorgeous. I was considering a Taylor 916 before I took it in, not anymore though, just saved myself $3600.00.

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There are several places in Portland you can take your musical instruments to. Why do I drive the twenty some miles to Barretts shop instead of 8 miles to the bigger shops? Because there aren't too many guys that have 30 years of experience with acoustic guitars.
I own a custom shop Martin guitar that I've had about five years. It's tone had gone a bit sour so I took it to Barrett thinking it might need to have a couple of frets replaced. Barrett found multiple problems that were not obvious but needed attention. I needed it repaired quickly and I let him know that. Four days later I picked it up and went straight to rehearsal. It was like brand new, no more tuning problems, it plays as well as my 335 and the tone is absolutely gorgeous. I was considering a Taylor 916 before I took it in, not anymore though, just saved myself $3600.00.

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Tombstone Music referred me to Barrett Coughlan when the frets on my telecaster needed some serious work; that was 9 or 10 years ago. I can honesty say he has transformed my guitars through his work!

Each guitar Barrett has setup and worked on plays with less effort, stays in tune and overall has a better tonal response, both acoustic and electric. He listens well and asks questions about your playing style to custom fit the setup to your needs.

If quality workmanship and the overall tone and response of your instruments are important to you; then Barrett Coughlan is a good fit.
Highly Recommended!

Tom Rushton
Boring, OR

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Tombstone Music referred me to Barrett Coughlan when the frets on my telecaster needed some serious work; that was 9 or 10 years ago. I can honesty say he has transformed my guitars through his work!

Each guitar Barrett has setup and worked on plays with less effort, stays in tune and overall has a better tonal response, both acoustic and electric. He listens well and asks questions about your playing style to custom fit the setup to your needs.

If quality workmanship and the overall tone and response of your instruments are important to you; then Barrett Coughlan is a good fit.
Highly Recommended!

Tom Rushton
Boring, OR

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Barrett just finished work for me on my new mandolin. I had a friend make it for me, but it needed some TLC to finish it off. Barrett did a great job as only a master luthier could do. He fixed several frets and smoothed them out, he set up the nut, and did the bridge setup. The action is great and all the frets are really smooth. He took all the buzz out. He did it all in a very timely fashion. I checked in with him via email and he was very responsive. I now have a fine playing mandolin. This is the second time I had Barrett do rework for me. A few years ago he fixed a guitar for me. He did an equally good job on that too. I now have a great guitar and beautiful mandolin. I highly recommend Barrett for any stringed instrument repair and setup you may have.

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Barrett just finished work for me on my new mandolin. I had a friend make it for me, but it needed some TLC to finish it off. Barrett did a great job as only a master luthier could do. He fixed several frets and smoothed them out, he set up the nut, and did the bridge setup. The action is great and all the frets are really smooth. He took all the buzz out. He did it all in a very timely fashion. I checked in with him via email and he was very responsive. I now have a fine playing mandolin. This is the second time I had Barrett do rework for me. A few years ago he fixed a guitar for me. He did an equally good job on that too. I now have a great guitar and beautiful mandolin. I highly recommend Barrett for any stringed instrument repair and setup you may have.

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We have used Barrett Coughlan for all of our luthier repairs for about 14 years and during that time we have never had a unhappy customer. I also have Barrett do the work on all of my personal instruments. I have used other repair people in the past, but know one that takes the time to not only do the repair right, but to make sure that you are totally satisfied with the completed work. I would recommend Barrett to anyone that wants their instrument fixed or set up the right way.
K. Scandlyn (owner Wat'z Up Hillsboro Music)

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We have used Barrett Coughlan for all of our luthier repairs for about 14 years and during that time we have never had a unhappy customer. I also have Barrett do the work on all of my personal instruments. I have used other repair people in the past, but know one that takes the time to not only do the repair right, but to make sure that you are totally satisfied with the completed work. I would recommend Barrett to anyone that wants their instrument fixed or set up the right way.
K. Scandlyn (owner Wat'z Up Hillsboro Music)

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I was referred to Barrett Coughlan from a local music store, the owner stated that he has been sending all his guitar and stringed instrument work to Barrett for years and had nothing but good things to say. I??ve taken guitars to other repair shops in town and have not had the best experiences so I was a little nervous trying another luthier. Upon contacting Barrett I was immediately impressed by his knowledge, background and willingness to spend the time to discuss my concerns and explain the work he would be performing. Barrett was very good about communicating the status of the project, the work was completed in a timely manner and the results were better than I had hoped for. I??m extremely particular about my guitars and had been holding off on some needed repairs because I thought I could not find a luthier in Portland capable of performing work at the quality level I demand. I??m extremely relived to have found Barrett and I will not take my guitars to anyone else.

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I was referred to Barrett Coughlan from a local music store, the owner stated that he has been sending all his guitar and stringed instrument work to Barrett for years and had nothing but good things to say. I??ve taken guitars to other repair shops in town and have not had the best experiences so I was a little nervous trying another luthier. Upon contacting Barrett I was immediately impressed by his knowledge, background and willingness to spend the time to discuss my concerns and explain the work he would be performing. Barrett was very good about communicating the status of the project, the work was completed in a timely manner and the results were better than I had hoped for. I??m extremely particular about my guitars and had been holding off on some needed repairs because I thought I could not find a luthier in Portland capable of performing work at the quality level I demand. I??m extremely relived to have found Barrett and I will not take my guitars to anyone else.

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I've been using Barrett's services for 8 years or better and will continue to do so. I was refered to Barrett by the late George Chudacoll who praised Barrett's skills and knowledge as second to none. Thanks George !!! Barrett is awsome.
Bill Carson
Sandy, Oregon.

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I've been using Barrett's services for 8 years or better and will continue to do so. I was refered to Barrett by the late George Chudacoll who praised Barrett's skills and knowledge as second to none. Thanks George !!! Barrett is awsome.
Bill Carson
Sandy, Oregon.

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