Wednesdays through August 31, 6 - 9pm
This is a drop-in event, free and open to the public. No registration required.
Do you have a beloved stringed instrument in need of some TLC? Tucker Barrett can help. After nearly 25 years of designing and building electric violins, violas and cellos, Tucker is no longer accepting orders for new instruments. He is now dedicating his time to the repair and restoration of vintage and contemporary acoustic and electric guitars and other stringed instruments.
Set-ups and fretwork are his specialty. His experience and general understanding of how guitars function and change, especially in New England, allow him to improve the feel, playability and intonation of almost any instrument, whether used or new.
How it works: Drop by HatchSpace with your instrument; Tucker will assess its condition and guide you through any next steps towards repair and restoration. Please limit the number of instruments brought in for consultation to (2). There's no limit to the number of observers however; come and chat and watch Tucker work!
Trained and apprenticed under Ken Parker at Stuyvesant Music on 48th Street in NYC, he has been privileged to build custom guitars for such musicians as Pete Townsend, Andy Summers, Lou Reed, and Nile Rodgers, as well as many other professional and amateur musicians. He also repaired, maintained and set up guitars for many top groups such as the Pretenders, Foreigner, The Cars, The Police, and Joan Armatrading.