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"You can tell when someone is truly knowledgeable about their craft
when they can teach you about it regardless of your personal skill level.
Jeff shows a great deal of passion in his work, which is top notch, punctual,
and incredibly affordable for the level of service he provides. Professional,
affable, and capable, I don't think I'd trust anyone else to work
on my grandpa's old strat or any other guitar I own." - Baret B., Baton Rouge, LA
"Jeff's attention to detail, meticulous approach and overall enthusiasm
for his craft in unparalleled." - Mike B., Mandeville, LA
"it's the little details in Jeff's approach that make all the difference.
He really takes the time to talk to you and he tries to decipher what kind
of player you are so that he can set you up perfectly when the guitar work
is finished. Consistently, my guitars come back to me in much better condition
than when I first give them to Jeff. Not to mention the fact that he's
just a good guy and a joy to work with. You can have any tech swap your strings
or pickups and call it a day, but if you're looking for a true craftsman
who cares very passionately about doing the best work possible,
go to The Fret Shack!" - George M., Baton Rouge, LA
"Jeff does quality work, quick turnaround for a fair price.
He knows his stuff and won't BS you.
Highly recommended!" - Shawn R., Baton Rouge, LA
"I inquired about having my 1965 Fender P-Bass neck looked at.
Jeff not only allowed me to come into his shop and give me an estimate,
he walked me through every step of the repair! Jeff wanted to make sure
we did the most minimal repair that could be the most effective
because of the nature of my vintage bass. I really appreciate the care he took
for my bass and his turnaround was only 1 day. He even offered to have
the bass delivered to New Orleans for me. This guy is the real deal!
With a lack of trusted repair artists in the South Louisiana area, Jeff is THE man.
I recommend using Jeff and I trust his work." - Marcus B., New Orleans, LA
"Jeff did an extremely solid refret on my 30-something Frankenstrat.
And SERIOUSLY, the lowest buzz-free action, all the way up and down the neck,
I've ever seen. Amazing, patient work. Oh....and matching my preferred setup
on my fleet of guitars was no small task. Pro!" - Richard K., Beaumont, TX
"Very impressive no nonsense service. Jeff treated me like an old friend
and his overall knowledge and history of guitars is also impressive.
Highly recommended." - Ursin D., Abbeville, LA
"The most knowledgeable and friendly service anywhere." - Tom A., Dayton, OH
"Nothing but praise for Jeff, he took a guitar I was about to trade or sell
and made it a fantastic player, I can't thank him enough.
Very friendly and willing to share his knowledge. Price and turnaround time were excellent. Look forward to doing much more business
with The Fret Shack in the future."  - Chad B., Geismar, LA
"Jeff is honest and does quality work at good prices. That's why my son and I drive from Hammond. Thanks again, I'm sure we will see you soon." - Joe L., Hammond, LA

"Jeff is a pleasure to deal with and his prices are great." - Tyler B., Baton Rouge, LA

"I had an old Ibanez RG 7 string. Jeff made it feel new! He polished the frets.
Raised the EMG 707 pickup to give me the best response. He's very intelligent
and informative. I give him a solid 5 out of 5.
If you need work, HE'S YOUR GUY!!!" - Will P., Pineville, LA
"Great work for me on my basses. Very knowledgeable and professional, cares about customer satisfaction." - Percy S., Baton Rouge, LA
"Very satisfied! Of all the guitar techs I've been too, I can honestly say
Jeff has been by far the best." Ross P., Baton Rouge, LA
"Jeff is very personable and a very good guitar technician.
I brought him a setup job on my Epiphone ES 339
and he did a great job. I highly recommend him
and will be bringing him some more work
for sure." - Bryan M., Denham Springs, LA

"After having exhausted every means with getting long standing

extreme buzzing/humming with a new Fender American Deluxe J-bass
under control. I called The Fret Shack and Jeff right off the bat began to troubleshoot
as to what the issues could be (things I did not hear from all other places),
and so a meeting time was set up. I live in North Louisiana
but the drive down was definitely worth it. Jeff went above and beyond
any other places or people I had dealt with in the past.
Within 3 days he had solved my issues and had my bass shipped back
to me. I've been playing bass for 33 years now...and I've now found a place
where I can take my instruments for professional-personal service.
If you are having any issues with your guitar/bass, I highly recommend
that you check out The Fret Shack before you go anywhere else."
- Jeff S., Jonesboro, LA              

"I had Jeff upgrade my Epi 335 with new pickups and guts.
He did a wonderful job. We also sat around and spoke shop
for a while. He's a treasure trove of knowledge. I highly recommend him if you need any work
done to your guitars." - Derrick L., Baton Rouge, LA
"Jeff added a missing ground wire to my unaltered 2011 Gibson Explorer,
fixing its obnoxious buzz and making it sound better than it ever has.
Factory mistakes happen! Jeff not only fixed the issue but thoroughly explained
what happened, how he fixed it and things I can do to keep my guitar
in top notch shape. Turn around was speedy, price was very affordable
and most importantly, it sounds phenomenal. I will definitely bring
other guitars to Jeff when I need work done in the future.
Two thumbs way up." - Ryan E., Baton Rouge, LA
"I needed an acoustic guitar repaired before Christmas
for my grandpa. It was kind of short notice
and other shops told me it would take 3 or more weeks
plus a lot of money. I found The Fret Shack and Jeff told me
he could have it done before Christmas
and at a good price. He is a man of his word and had it in my hands Christmas Eve looking and sounding awesome.
He kept me updated on the whole process
and answered any of my questions that I had.
I already have another one in his shop to get repaired. Recommend to anyone." - Jeremy C., Baton Rouge, LA
"Amazing work done! I needed a pick up swap
and I was able to get that done at a very good price
with a very quick turnaround! Couldn't be happier
with the results. Jeff really knows his stuff
when it comes to guitars!!" Francisco G., Baton Rouge, LA
"I cannot say enough about the wonderful job Jeff did in bringing
my 1967 Gibson 6 string back to its original beauty. His repair work
was VERY well done. Jeff is so nice to work with! He posted pictures
along with descriptions of the process. He is such a professional
and doesn't mind answering your questions or sharing his knowledge.
He truly cares about every piece he works on. Am totally pleased with his work
and I highly recommend him." - Geri H., Baton Rouge