Learn from the best. Greg Raynard has been repairing guitars professionally since 1984. He is one of only a few skilled people in the world who is qualified to make instrument repairs and also knows his vacuum tube electronics. He does design work as well as repair work, and may be the only person teaching both guitar and tube amp repair.
Learn by doing. I teach the theory behind repairs at the repair bench. Mentees have full access to the shop, the repair bench, and what I know. After being shown how its done, it's your turn. and I'll be right there for you during and after your mentorship experience.
Know what you can. The certificates page details what can be taught, tested, and certified. The certificates are awarded in duplicate: one framed, and one loose for your portfolio. Students are only charged for testing time if they are not members of the mentorship program.
Craftsmanship is taught here. I teach you how to take on jobs that you have
never done, to approach them in such a way that guarantees fine
quality results. While guitar builders seldom have repair skills,
and many do not know how to set-up an instrument, there can be
no shame. Many repairmen have never built a guitar. They often
have conflicting ways of completing a task. This can be explained
when you examine each ones level of understanding of craftsmanship.
You don't know what you don't know. My craftsmanship approach
is for everyone.
Veteran repair and hot-rodding guru, Greg Raynard, can show
you all it takes to create, operate, and promote a successful
repair shop. Sometimes long and late hours, customer education,
careful listening, fairness, integrity, attention to detail,
observation, and developing new techniques and tools are the
things that make Cranky's a leader in customer satisfaction.
My customers come first. Over 30 years in the field and not a
single angry customer out there.
Businesses, parents, and mentees have all benefited from the repair program. Enable-minded, self-motivated, knowledgeable, skilled folks come out of here. No better training can be hoped for.
who seek the highest level of certification. All inquiries are welcome.