Gerard Egan

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    • #2933
      zorro
      Participant

      I noticed on the Mothership site that Gerard Egan is listed on the Carolyn Sills Combo Video as a “Former” Luthier with SCGC.

      I ‘m sure he will be successful in whatever he does.

      When I was at the shop for the 40th he was the luthier working on the “final” station and the person who handed the 34 Zorro to Richard Hoover who handed it to me and said ‘I believe this is yours Hank”.

      When I was playing the 34 for the first time in the lobby of the shop Gerard came out from the work area and listened for a bit and said “Don’t ever sell that guitar, it’s very special”.

      I liked him a lot , and wish him the best.


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #2934
      zorro
      Participant

      After looking at his FaceBook page it would appear that “The Combo” has become a full time deal….wonderful !!!


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #2935
      Old 97
      Participant

      Gerard was at Sylvan a few years ago.

    • #2936
      indexless
      Keymaster

      When he’s not on the road with the Carolyn Sills Combo slinging a mean guitar, you can find him doing his magic at Sylvan 3 days a week. I just played a setup he did last week on a new Jimmy Page Tele that was possibly the best set up guitar I’ve played, he’s a wizard!

    • #2937
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Good to know. I have an instrument or two that could benefit from that.

    • #2938
      Old 97
      Participant

      I have been looking for a proper repair person since Butch Boswell moved to Bend.

    • #2943
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Even in the Bay Area, with Gryphon, Michi, John Mello, Alan Perlman, and more, it’s still hard to get repair slots.  The good ones are all booked.  Gerard in SC (and Stephen Strahm) do good work, and they’re not too far away.

    • #2944
      Old 97
      Participant

      Perlman is the best for acoustic. Busier than ever.

    • #2945
      zorro
      Participant

      My guitar repair Guru move to North Fl. a couple of years ago. We don’t have anybody I would trust locally. He is about 4 hrs away.

      The Martin is due for a refret someday soon. Maybe Gerard and Carolyn want to visit The Gulf Coast of Florida ?


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

      • #2969
        tadol
        Participant

        i’d bet you if you can help them set up a few shows, you might just get the Carolyn Sills combo out to your neck of the woods long enough for Gerard to take a look at your guitars – but he’s a pretty picky repair person, and may not bring all the tools he’d want at his disposal on the road. You could always ask, though!

    • #2946
      Daniel
      Participant

      If Stephen Strahm is still doing repair and set-up work, then I can think of no one better to take your guitar to.

      Daniel


    • #2951
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      We are blessed with a lot of choices

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