A week ago, I mentioned that I sent my guitar to Jarvis, the self-claimed perfectionist.
Previously, my guitar action was quite high and the strings were very difficult to press. I think you need to have rhino skin to play it, otherwise your fingers will definitely hurt. And yeah, I’ve been bearing with the pain all these while.
And, my guitar’s bass was very deep and resounding. It was something I really liked.
However, after I collected my guitar back from Jarvis, I was quite disappointed by the sound. The guitar action was adjusted and the strings were much easier to press. The tension was less stressful on my delicate fingers and it didn’t hurt as much as before. But, my guitar’s bass was gone. It wasn’t as deep and resounding as it once was. The sound was crystal clear, but the bass was lacking. 🙁
As a result, I didn’t really play my guitar after that. Kept it in the case most of the time. Until today, when I was preparing to play for cell group, I tried to season the strings a little.. And surprisingly, my guitar sprung to life!
I whacked the strings a little and let the sound set in.. Slowly seasoning the wood (and the strings). Woah, I tell you. I fell in love with it again.
The sound was still crystal clear. The guitar sustains its sound perfectly and the projection increased massively. The bass contained the ‘oomph’ that I really liked! When we sang ‘Breakaway’, the entire atmosphere changed because I was really enjoying myself already. Moreover, the strings didn’t hurt!
Luther Music charges between $25 to $40 to adjust your guitar action, which is a reasonable and fair deal.
Jarvis charges $80. He would change your guitar saddle to fossilized mammoth ivory, adjust your guitar’s action, dehumidify your guitar and adjust the neck relief. It’s not totally perfect, but it’s 99.9% there!
This is free advertising for him. He provides other services as well, such as installing pickups.
Interested? Leave your contacts in the comments and I’ll inform Jarvis to get back to you. Alternatively, can email me for his contacts.