Guestbook

Thank you for visiting Noll Guitar's little corner of the web. We would love it if you would add to this guestbook we are keeping!


I first met the guys at Noll Guitars in 1992. I had a sprung neck on a 1960 ES 125. The block inside the body had de-laminated. They removed the top, rebuilt the block and reassembled the Gibson which then had a perfect action. What great craftsmanship! Since then, I had several set ups on acoustics, electrics and basses and each has been perfect. Recently, I had a ground hum from my Taylor acoustic. The quickly diagnosed the problem and replaced the internal pick-up while I waited. Remarkable fix and great service with no down time and I got to use my guitar for an important gig that weekend. They are knowledgeable, highly skilled and super friendly. I can't say enough about the team at Noll Guitars!
Mike Arico
Wrentham, MA United States - Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:49:57 (EDT)
Stan, Jim and Steve are the best in the business! They have so much knowledge to share and the best stories from Stan! The only shop for repairs and customizing your favorite guitars to perform at their best! Stop in and see for yourself!
Tommy Armstrong
Warwick, RI USA - Monday, September 24, 2018 at 20:56:07 (EDT)
It was my first time at Noll Guitars. I brought my Takamine Jumbo acoustic to them for a setup. It plays (and sounds) better than ever! Next, I'm bringing in my 1970 Gibson ES-330TD hollow body electric. I highly recommend dealing with this professional, knowledgeable, and talented staff!
Ken LaSalle
Woonsocket, RI USA - Friday, August 31, 2018 at 17:06:59 (EDT)
I found Noll Guitars five years ago after moving from out of state. These guys are the best. They take time to explain everything. They've set up and repaired my vintage Travis Bean T2000 twice. It plays better than ever. Thank you Steve.
Joe Carta
Johnston , RI USA - Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 14:10:55 (EDT)
You know, I traveled 400 miles back to Providence for an annual family get-together, also taking along my Martin guitar for the sole reason of having Jim or Stan at Noll Guitar do the repair needed. Imagine that! My fame (now long gone) came as the opening act of 'Bilbo the singing dog' a few decades back, and as I'm getting on in years now, I am glad to say that I'm still performing at amusement parks around the country (thank God) ... and even without my singing dog, 'Bilbo', I'm still a howling success. Imagine that! ron bianco http://MrRonn.com
Ron Bianco
Providence, RI USA - Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 17:17:25 (EDT)
I was thrilled with the level of service at Noll Guitars. They were able to repair my 78 Guild while I waited, at a very reasonable price. Great place, great people!
Charlie Hodgate
Swansea, MA USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 20:53:18 (EDT)
Man, I always thought my setups were good, but now I know better! My Fenders (P and J) basses both play like a dream after they did their stuff. Subtle difference at first but after you play them for a while you start realizing how meticulous they are with their work. Highly recommended.
Bob
Bristol, RI USA - Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 14:51:28 (EST)
After many years of neglecting my jazz bass, I decided to take her to Noll Guitars for some upkeep. Stan took a quick look at her and immediately knew what needed to be done. As promised, my bass was ready in a week. When I arrived, Stan had me try it out to ensure that everything was right. Not only was everything right, the setup far exceeded my expectations. This bass now plays like it should and it feels great! If you are looking to have work done on your guitar, just take it to Noll and get it done right!
Phill
Riverside, RI USA - Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 22:05:53 (EDT)
Over the years I have had about 4 used guitars, some in rough shape, set up at Noll. All of them came back sounding and feeling fantastic. I love talking to Stan who is incredibly knowledgeable about guitars, makes great suggestions and is very colorful. These guys are awesome!
Scott
N Smithfield, RI USA - Friday, June 09, 2017 at 11:44:04 (EDT)
It was truly a pleasure meeting Stan from Noll Guitars!!! Great informative conversation and flawless work performed on my guitar. Again, many thanks goes out to the friendly staff,prompt service and great workmanship!!!
Steve Chipparoni
Griswold, Ct USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2017 at 11:25:24 (EDT)
I've had Noll set up a number of guitars for me, always did a nice job. This time I brought them a 10-year-old acoustic still with factory setup. No knock of factory setups, they have no idea were the guitar will end up, or who will play it. I told Steve my picking style, discussed action and off they went. I received the guitar today, it played beautifully. I took it home and I know they massaged the nut and saddle, but guitar looked pristine. Dinner was late as I spent an hour playing my guitar and marveling at how it no longer fights me, playing smoothly, easily with no buzz at all.
Paul Gizelt
Wyoming, RI USA - Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 20:43:12 (EST)
These guys are the best. Been using them for years and they have never let me down. You won't be sorry.
Lester Petrarca
West Warwick, Rhode Island United States - Monday, March 06, 2017 at 14:53:10 (EST)
I bring all my guitars to NOLL I have full trust they will so
Paul Spinella
Rumford , RI USA - Sunday, December 04, 2016 at 13:10:57 (EST)
had my 39 yr old acoustic worked on. guys did a fabulous job. she's old, but playing better then ever. thanks guys won't trust my guitars to anyone else.
bob t.
cumberland, r.i. USA - Friday, May 13, 2016 at 20:29:42 (EDT)
Stanley, thank you for setting up my Axcess so well. It plays and sounds great.
Nic
Slatersville, RI USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 13:52:23 (EDT)
Great job setting up my old squier.play's perfect, fast action long sustain super job done a day early.at a reasonable price.thank's
Lawrence C
Jonston, RI USA - Friday, April 15, 2016 at 15:57:44 (EDT)
Steve, thanks for the great work on my new RD Artist! I couldn't be any happier with it.
Nic
Slatersville, RI USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 18:35:54 (EDT)
I had two of my favorite guitars worked on last week. Both are better than when I bought them. I wouldn't trust bringing them anywhere else. Great customer service and prices are very reasonable. If you don't want to break a sweat on who will touch your guitar, bring them here.
Di Hopkins
USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 13:41:05 (EDT)
Had recent upgrades performed on my recent model Les Paul. Installed Bigsby tremolo and roller bridge. Once again, Stan, Steve and Jim succeeded in making another guitar sound like a million bucks for a small fee. Thanks guys. I'll always bring my occasional business to you. I appreciate the effort you put into everything you do. Stay well.
Tom Alarie
USA - Friday, February 26, 2016 at 16:16:30 (EST)
I found a used BC Rich Beast bass at a Guitar Center but the horns were chipped like most Beasts that I've seen used and was planning on trying to touch it up myself. I asked the salesman if he knew anyone who did restorations on guitars and he recommended Noll Guitars so I dropped it off and told them what I wanted done. When I picked it up I was blown away!! It looked like a brand new bass!! There was no sign of the chipped horns and they matched the paint perfect. I took it home and started playing and I noticed there was a buzz on one fret that I didn't hear when I was playing it at the store where I bought it so I took back to Noll Guitars and had them set the action. Once again they did a great job and now it plays and sounds awesome. I will be giving this shop all my future business, they really know guitars, thanks so much guys!!!
Brian Dickinson
Brooklyn, CT USA - Monday, February 01, 2016 at 12:18:29 (EST)
I dropped off my Ibanez RG to these guys. Between the trem setup, action adjustment, 3 new Dimarzio's with five way switch and two push/pull pots--the guitar sounds insane and feels great, and I got it back a day early for less money than originally quoted! Top notch work and all around good guys to deal with--my guitars will never go anywhere else. Thanks, guys!
Dave Mello
Providence, RI USA - Friday, January 22, 2016 at 23:57:01 (EST)
You wont find anyone more knowledgeable than these guys. This is the ONLY place I bring my guitars to for everything.
Eric
USA - Friday, January 15, 2016 at 13:28:33 (EST)
I'VE Heard nothing but great things about your work on guitars,i plan on bringing my busnes to you
paul spinella
Rumford, RI USA - Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 01:19:34 (EST)
Brought my vintage 1965 Bassman in for a tune-up. Was told it would be ready in a week. Three days later, got a voice-mail that it was ready. When I picked it up, Bob the Amp Guy gave me a bag of everything he replaced. (A lot of stuff!) It sounds like brand new. Noll Guitars did everything they said they would in less time than they promised and at what I would consider a VERY fair price. There's no place like NOLL.
Bob Connolly
Johnston, RI USA - Monday, November 16, 2015 at 12:08:45 (EST)
Thanks guys. Especially to Stan. Always more than helpful. Another happy guitar customer.
Barry
Warwick, RHODE ISLAND USA - Sunday, November 01, 2015 at 14:31:42 (EST)
Had my 12 string restored at this store. This guitar has gone around the world and got ruined in a container during shipment. Noll Guitars took the time to repair the 12 string and it came out better than when it was first purchased in Germany. 10 out of 10 stars for this place. Thank you!
Steve
Pascoag, RI USA - Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 20:52:34 (EDT)
I have been bringing guitars to Noll for over 20 years. The work cannot be beat. I have had many guitars set up, pickups & electronics replaced, etc. Stan and the guys there are experts. I'll be bringing in my LP for a tune up soon! Keep up the great work!
Ned
Barrington, RI USA - Monday, October 19, 2015 at 09:39:17 (EDT)
I have been going to Noll guitars for my instrument work for at least 15 years. Guitars, banjos, mandolins, basses; Stan and crew are just the best. Excellent work done in a timely manner.
Phil Fortin
Seekonk, MA USA - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11:01:33 (EDT)
Did a Saddle Reset on my Older Westerly Guild. Perfect!
Matt B.
Providence, RI USA - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 02:46:53 (EDT)
Recently changed bridge pickup on my les paul. Set it up, put some real blues-bending strings on it. Sounds perfect. Thanks guys.
Tom A.
West Warwick, RI USA - Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 22:55:14 (EDT)
Recently changed bridge pickup on my les paul. Set it up, put some real blues-bending strings on it. Sounds perfect. Thanks guys.
Tom A.
West Warwick, RI USA - Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 21:13:21 (EDT)
These are the only guy's I use to keep my basses in top form, They are experts in everything from set ups to serious modificat6ions, The Best !!
Dave Wilson
Warwick, RI USA - Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10:06:02 (EDT)
great refret on an 89 srv strat bob the amp guy set up my v847 vox pedal and all my amp work five sars!!!!!!!!!!!
dave foster
providence, ri USA - Friday, June 12, 2015 at 16:00:36 (EDT)
You people are fantastic! Love how you cleaned up the electronics on my vintage Fender Mustang, and got my old Peavey PA head sounding great again! I highly recommend Noll Guitars!
Joe Paquin (Jodi Jolt)
Hope Valley, RI USA - Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at 10:25:32 (EDT)
I was looking on the web for a place to service my Gretsch guitar and found noll,,first person I met was Stan,,,and wow he know his stuff...I had another problem and called noll and talk to steve and he told me to come right down and sure enough he took care of me right away..Thanks for the gr8 service and information...
Ray Martin
ranston, ri USA - Thursday, June 04, 2015 at 22:05:38 (EDT)
i have going to noll guitars since 1997.. noll guitars does the best guitar set ups,intonation, action adjustment, all the bells and whistles.when ever i have a conversation with a stranger about guitars/bass guitars and were to go for the best set ups and work to be done on a guitar/bass, NOLL GUITARS IS THE PLACE EVERYONE ALWAYS RECOMMENDS..FIRST TIME ABOUT 1997/LAST TIME 2010..
gerard dodge
west warwick , ri USA - Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at 18:42:29 (EDT)
Steve, You replaced my pickups, pots and everything else in a brand new Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster that sounded like Absolute -DOO - I HATED that guitar as it sounded so utterly HORRIBLE - but after you got done with it, it was and is the finest, sweetest sounding BADASS Stratocaster I heve ever encountered - this baby SCREAMS ! QTHinking about selling off my SUHRs (plural) now - even those cannot hold a candle to the Stratocaster that Steve overhauled - THIS is the ONLY guitar I need now - it's got MOJO you almost NEVER find off the shelf - just AMAZING!!! Bigtime Thank You, STEVE = You ROCK !!!
Glenn
West Warwick, RI USA - Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 17:33:19 (EDT)
Stan & Jim, the upgrades on my Les Paul sound fantastic. It was great to see you guys again. Thank you.
Tom
West Warwick, RI USA - Monday, March 23, 2015 at 22:40:36 (EDT)
Stan - thanks for all the great information and superb service - you guys did such a great job on my Taylor 414CE & 815CE - play like butter - and I thought they were ruined! Always a pleasure!
Bruce
Seekonk, USA - Friday, February 27, 2015 at 17:01:22 (EST)
Steve, you've done it again! My warhorse 73 Martin D28 lives! It plays great, sounds great and the Fishman sounds great as well. I really appreciate you resurrecting my guitar one more time. Steve, STan, and Jim...THANK YOU!!! See you soon.
Fred Wilkes
Harmony, RI USA - Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 13:25:34 (EST)
Steve, I considered trading in my '83 Guild D-25 NT, a guitar that I have owned for 31 years. Though it always looked beautiful, it was never set up well and was a painful guitar to play; especially in the 5th position down. Before I made that rash trade-in decision, I figured I'd take it to the renowned Noll Guitars to see what you guys could do with it. Wow! The work you did was incredible. It plays like butter and never sounded better. I couldn't be happier with it. Now I can comfortably keep and play a piece of vintage Rhode Island history; a Westerly Guild. Thanks very much Steve. I really appreciate your work and your customer service all for a great price. I can't wait to see what Noll does with my '89 Ovation; another vintage piece of New England music history.
Kevin K.
Sturbridge, MA USA - Friday, November 14, 2014 at 07:58:55 (EST)
My'85 Martin D-28 was suffering from a shrinking pick guard that resulted in two face cracks. The guys fixed it to "like new" condition. I never expected it to look like that again, to say the least I was thrilled! Great job guys...thank you!!
Bernie
Greenville, RI USA - Monday, September 15, 2014 at 18:56:18 (EDT)
I just wanted to thank Noll Guitars' Jim L. for recommending and installing a great replacement pickup for my Strat. I've always had trouble finding the correct amp/pedal combo for my rig, and it turns out it's been my bridge pickup all this time. When I fired up my rig this time around I had no issues finding the sounds I needed, in the past it's always been a real chore. Also, the fit/finish is fantastic. I donít wanna leave Stan outta da love fest, thoughÖ heís always done me right whenever he did the work. Over the years, if I had any issue with the work, and I think I can remember only one time in the past 2 decades, the resolution was quick and more than satisfactory. Iím gonna stop the rant for now, but Iíll tell ya, I donít think thereís any reason to go anywhere else for my repair needsÖ and you should be like me. :-)
Ed Temple
Cranston, RI USA - Friday, August 01, 2014 at 09:42:47 (EDT)
The refret you guys did on my Taylor was perfect! My Les Paul used to live in the closet but since having the frets leveled and recrowned it is getting way more love these days. Thank you for your great service.
Phil Houle
Smithfield, RI USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 11:55:24 (EDT)
Wow...my recently acquired Rickenbacker 12 string wasn't much fun to play until Stan set it up. It's a different guitar now. Easy to play and rings like a bell. As usual...great job Noll! Greg - NK
Greg
North Kingstown, RI USA - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 16:24:06 (EDT)
Thank you to Stan for restringing my classical guitar. Thank you for your immediate service and for all the helpful hints you gave me. I'll be back!! And I'll tell all my guitar friends about you. Thanks again!
Jennifer
Cranston, RI USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 17:26:13 (EDT)
I just wanted to say that I am very pleased with the courteous and professional service at NOLLS. I have taken numerous guitars there for work and have been 110% pleased each time. The tech's there know just how I like my guitars set up and they do a perfect set up every time! Thank you!
Bob Ruzzo
Cranston, RI USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 08:17:30 (EDT)
I had yet another great experience at Noll Guitars. Not only was I greeted with kindness and respect, the whole staff there is very knowledgable. I recently purchased a gibson thunder-bird bass, and as soon as I received the instrument I brought it by the shop for their opinion. The news was good to hear, and I valued it. I will keep on going back if I have any issues. Keep up the great work, thanks againÖ..
Kevin
Cranston, RI USA - Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 12:45:22 (EST)
I just want to thank the person who fixed my Son`s Guitar and Charge me a penny. I was so happy when with the job. I will bring son to the shop to say thank you.
Daniel
providence, ri USA - Saturday, January 04, 2014 at 17:17:28 (EST)
I brought in a 2011 custom shop Stratocaster in Fiesta Red. My dream guitar. A stunning looking guitar with a beautiful birds eye neck and great sound. Trouble is I could not keep it in tune. Noll's set it up beautifully and even adjusted the pop-in tremolo for me while I waited. I cannot thank them enough for solving the tuning issues. Jim Radican
Jim Radican
Johnston, R.I. USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 13:12:13 (EST)
Customer service at Noll is unmatched. Was in a time constraint and needed a not so common piece of hardware for my Floyd Rose set up, Noll had it. Steve made the whole experience seamless. I had to purchase a few other items via telephone as well. They rang it up and put it a side for another party to pick up for me. Class act group. Look no further, this is the place. Will continue to do business with them into the foreseeable future!!
Glen S
East Greenwich, USA - Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 13:08:39 (EST)
Earlier this year I brought two 70's les paul deluxes to the Noll shop. A headstock repair with splines was done very nicely, and the other needed the original, very worn frets to be replaced. Both guitars are in a much better state after the talented staff at Noll Guitars did a great job for a fair price. Best wishes to the entire staff. A work mate asked me if I knew where he should take his strat for some fret work, and i gave him the Noll website info. Thanks again.
Mike F
Attleboro, MA USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 19:31:43 (EDT)
brought in a tele neck that I thought had a striped truss rod nut. The "tec" took it to the bench and returned two minutes later telling me that all I need was a longer allen key! Talk about HONEST!! He could have easily told me to come back in 30 minutes and charge me for fixing it, but he didn't. These are the guys to trust with your guitars, no question about it. Thank you and I will return! Frank
fran medeiros
New Bedford, ma USA - Friday, October 25, 2013 at 16:32:29 (EDT)
Stan thanks for the service and also for giving Tex and I the history lessons. Heres a link to Slingerland Saga (attt to guitar for sale on ebay.) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171146360396&ssPageName=ADME:L:EOISSU:US:1123
Jimmy Warburton
Kingston, RI USA - Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 09:13:32 (EDT)
Stan & Steve- thanks for setting up my 4 + 5 string basses. What a difference having you two guys work on the guitars. They play better and sound better than ever.
Kevin
Glocester, RI USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 21:37:43 (EDT)
Steve, my Tele sounds incredible! Thank you.
Nic
Slatersville , RI USA - Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 12:20:41 (EDT)
Hi Jim, Thanks so much for cutting the pickguard for me for my Jerry Garcia "Alligator Strat" homage. The thing looks incredible and works pretty darn fine too! I've been lusting after that guitar for 40 years...ITCH SCRATCHED! Much appreciated...you guys ar the best! Fred
Fred Wilkes
Harmony, RI USA - Saturday, August 03, 2013 at 14:52:24 (EDT)
Jim, thank you for the perfect setup on my Jackson Soloist! You guys are the best!
Nic
Slatersville , RI USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 18:22:25 (EDT)
Thank you Steve, Stan the man and Jim for fixing the bridge on my Carvin Fretless 5 string. It plays and sounds great! Most importantly, it can be intonated now. Thanks again!
Nic
Slatersville, RI USA - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 14:57:07 (EDT)
Just Picked up my "part-o-caster" from Stan and the boys and all I can Say is that it is the sound I've been hearing in my head since I was 13 years old!!! Thanks Jim for suggesting the TV Jones powertron! I have been going to Stan since the days in the old livingroom building in Providence and have never gotten anything less than perfect!! Don't bother going anywhere else, Noll is THE ONLY place to go!! Thank you Stan and Team!!!
todd andreozzi
Cranston, Rhode Island USA - Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 15:59:00 (EDT)
I had jim build me a lefty Dano after seeing one offered on E-bay. The communication was great and the guitar exceeded my expectations in every way. This is a much better instrument than what Jerry Jones from Nashville was making as I own two of those as well. Thank you Noll Guitars.
Sam Brindley
Indianola, WA USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:51:41 (EDT)
I am constantly buying and selling guitars and always take them to Noll for set up and mods. Every time the work has been impeccable and prompt. The staff is knowledgable and professional. Can't say enough about Noll Guitars --- outstanding!!!!! Anybody good enough for Tiny Tim is good enough for me....
Lou Sousa
Bristol, RI USA - Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 23:35:35 (EDT)
Well; I slipped on the snow a while back with my Spectre Bass Guitar in my hand ... and it went slamming face forward into the pavement!@#$%&*! Thought surely it was splatterd into smitherines. Turns out, there was a hairline crack in the head right adjacent to one of the keys; and some very flattened out strings at the nut. Where to go? Where to go??? (I was in PA. at the time). Ah Ha! I had plans to be in RI in a few weeks ... sooo, "To Nolls, to Nolls, to Nolls I will go." I said to myself. But I would only be in RI for 10 days. Oh gosh, would they be able to repair it (if indeed it was repairable) in sooo short a time? Called and spoke to Stan, bringing it in to him, he felt it was repairable, and said he'd have it ready in a week for me! "GREAT!!!" But, then, "Oh Oh!" there was a-comin' a big storm and I would not be able to get there on Friday as planned ... Could he have it for me to pick up Thursday I asked??? And so he did. Sounds good, job done. Thank you all at Noll Guitar ... As Bilbo my dog would have said; "You have my tail a-waggin'". And God bless.
Ron Bianco
Providence, RI USA - Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 10:08:18 (EST)
After years of intonation problems with my 1976 Martin D-35L (bought new in 78), and many many attempts to get it remedied by a Martin authorized repairman, and waiting for a new bridge blank for months from Martin, I took my daughter, Lisa's, advice and took it to Noll Guitars. in two weeks I had a new custom-made bridge with new saddle slot and now - just a true joy to play. thanks so much guys. mike couto 50 years of gigging (and counting...)
mike couto
wareham, MA USA - Monday, January 28, 2013 at 18:55:21 (EST)
Stan I met you and dave 20 years ago and the first job you did for me I knew I was at the right place and always told every guitar player other than myself who ever played that first guitar you did for me why it felt and played so great thanks for 20 years of satisfaction ha! And being such a big influence on me and knowing what I know now about setting up guitar myself .... Bill stuart.
billy stuart
cranston, ri USA - Monday, January 07, 2013 at 18:27:16 (EST)
Thanks a bunch Stan for taking care of my SG today! It sounds a million times better now than it did with the stock pickups. Thanks to the rest of the crew at Noll for always being so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.
Nic
RI USA - Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 22:35:59 (EST)
Boys! I was contemplating physician assisted suicide for my Alvarez classical (1974). But now she is playing like new again! You saved a life! Thanks!!! Paul from HJY
paul
North Kingstown, RI USA - Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 06:25:02 (EST)
Stan, many thanks, I thought my 1957 Gibson C-1 acoustic was ready for the scrap heap, abused for years, top bowed up so bad that one of the braces actually detached and fell out. You worked some amazing mojo on it and brought it back to life.
Conrad K
East Greenwich, RI USA - Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:53:04 (EDT)
Pricey but good work.
Brian
Coventry, RI USA - Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11:04:39 (EDT)
Tax Cheats, lets hide cash from the RI government using cash and carry and accepting only cash for amp repairs, total scum!
Taxman
Cranston, RI USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 13:02:56 (EDT)
I brought my MIM Telecaster Nashville Deluxe to address fret buzz, not holding tune on the first two strings, poor intonation, changes to a black pickguard and middle pickup cover, and to have the tone control swapped for a push-pull that allowed for the front and back pickups to be used together. Steve did a masterful setup, making the guitar play and sound great. The best part, though, is the seven-tone setup; chords are rich and detailed with the neck and bridge p'ups together. My MexiTele is fun to play and more versatile now. It even looks better. Thanks guys, I'm very pleased.
Jack Foley
Warwick, R.I. USA - Sunday, June 03, 2012 at 19:04:35 (EDT)
Brought in a Bass amp looking for help on a problem that is clearly evident with a good ear. So i talk to the amp guy plugs his guitar into it and tells me its fine. No crap its gonna be fine with a guitar its a bass amp!!! They basically said there's nothing they can do and left me very disappointed, I don't think most of them truely know what they are doing, just the basics and a little extra.
A
USA - Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 12:19:46 (EDT)
Excellent work as always. Stan has done many set ups and pick up swaps, always spot on. Every time I visit I always learn some thing new. Thanks guys.
Ted Council
Johnston, RI USA - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 16:11:14 (EDT)
hi guys as always thanks for making my lefties playable!!
charles augenti
Pawtucket, RI USA - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 12:41:18 (EDT)
Bob, my Gibson Skylark amp sounds fantastic. Thanks!
Nic Xifaras
Slatersville, RI USA - Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:25:54 (EDT)
Bob, just wanted to say thanks for taking a look at my Fender Twin. I'm glad there was nothing wrong with the Reverb tank after all. And I appreciate your honesty, as I'm sure most places would've pretended that there was something wrong with my amp and charged me for it. Thanks again, and a shout out to Stan, Jim and Steve.
Nic Xifaras
Slatersville, RI USA - Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:14:04 (EDT)
I've been meaning to write this for a while. this appreciation is for Stan: Thank you so much for making my warped neck on my old lake placid blue stratocaster the best it could be. I'm truly amazed at the fine job you did and i will absolutely be back soon. -Jason
Jason
USA - Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 14:47:14 (EDT)
Always excellent results and never disappointed. They've worked on most of my guitars and basses now and they come back better than new! Thanks to Stan and company for great work and for taking the time to teach me something along the way.
Philip A.
No. Smithfield, RI USA - Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 16:56:16 (EDT)
Hi Wayne! You are correct, sir. I hope to see you in the shop sometime!
Bryan Tolliver
USA - Monday, March 26, 2012 at 21:36:36 (EDT)
Simply the best guitar shop around...perfect set ups on time work and friendly knowledgable staff. stick around you never know who you might see in the shop. thanks for the extra effort on the les paul.good to see duke in the house. dave rancourt
dave rancourt
taunton , ma USA - Monday, March 26, 2012 at 06:30:42 (EDT)
This is Wayne, Noll's website guy. I just saw Bryan's post on the guestbook. If this is the same Bryan Tolliver I think it is, I took your sister to the ninth grade prom at Catholic Regional! This IS a small state!
Wayne
Providence, RI USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 20:18:43 (EDT)
Jim installed a video arcade game button killswitch on my ebmm Axis. It looks like it came that way from the factory. He did such a great job, and sent me pictures of the process. I will bring all of my work to Noll from now on...Thanks!
Bryan Tolliver
Harrisville, RI USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 08:23:41 (EDT)
Tone Rite makes some great products ....
Nicholas burke
west warwick, ri USA - Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 16:49:35 (EST)
...love this place, and they're Very Knowledgeable...plain & simple
Marco
Cranston, RI USA - Saturday, January 07, 2012 at 10:10:07 (EST)
Stan, you don't know me that well, but I've known you for 22 years! There are few finer human qualities than passion for one's craft, and that's what makes your professionalism and expertise so special. Wishing you, Jim, and your families a happy, healthy new year.
Paul Hoffman
E Greenwich, RI USA - Wednesday, January 04, 2012 at 12:07:43 (EST)
6 months ago I brought my Taylor 614CE to be repaired b/c there was a crack in the top. Just wanted to say great job and it's still holding up. I send people to you regularly and I hope they name drop me when they come and see you. Great work and keep it up guys! Matt @ Rick's Musical Instruments in Cumberland, RI.
Matthew Kucharski
Cumberland, RI USA - Friday, December 09, 2011 at 14:00:34 (EST)
stan...great job on the strat. you're the best..cheers from nyc
brock
USA - Thursday, December 01, 2011 at 14:06:06 (EST)
For Rob (whose comments are listed below), sorry you feel that way. First off, you can barely string a sentence together (its called PUNCTUATION), and secondly, the "old guy" at Noll actually has a lot of really good information to impart to those who have the sense (and decency) to listen. If you are in such a big hurry, why don't you bring your instrument to be set up at Guitar Center? You probably wouldn't know the difference anyways.
Jim
USA - Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 20:37:58 (EST)
Cool place, guitar sounds great thanks!
aaron
coventry, ri USA - Monday, November 28, 2011 at 21:10:03 (EST)
setup was fine, but the drop off took almost an hour the old guy talks to much and doesn't get to the point if there even was one i dont need to be lectured about capitalism and guitars WTF? when i have errands to run. Not sure ill be back
rob
USA - Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 22:17:41 (EST)
Just picked up my Gibson L-48 (1948) yesterday. I had them repair a crack in the bout, glue down some trim, adjust the neck and then install a Kent Armstrong pickup (floating of course). Jim had to make a new pickguard for the job. Well, I can't believe how the guitar sounds. I have had the sound of this guitar in my head for decades, and now it is real. So great, quality work...I only bring my guitars to them...Now if I can find a way to have them build me a Jazzmaster clone...Thanks Noll, you are the best.
Sean Andrews
Barrington, RI USA - Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 14:06:03 (EDT)
I knew I wouldnt need to give it a test run ....extremely pleased, thanx guyz
tim riley
warwick, ri USA - Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:49:37 (EDT)
the comment below was written by an employee of Noll guitars talk about a shill advertisement jeez
Alex
cranston, ri USA - Friday, May 27, 2011 at 08:15:59 (EDT)
I stopped by Noll Guitars in Cranston, RI to show the boys my new Blueridge BR 63 000 body guitar. It has a laminated rosewood back and sides with a solid spruce top. The sound was incredibly even and the guitar very alive out of the box. We were amazed at the construction and overall good tone from this inexpensive instrument. Jim mentioned he had a devise that is attached to the guitar and vibrates the unit so as to open up the tone as to allow the instrument to realize its full sound potential as if played for years. I gave him the guitar and told Jim to have a go at it. He played the instrument straight out of the case and recorded the instrument documenting the frequency response across the spectrum. He attached the devise, a Tone Rite, and allowed it to vibrate the instrument for 7 days/24 hours daily. When finished, Jim recorded the instrument again documenting the frequency response across the spectrum. He gave me the instrument and I brought it home to play. I was impressed. The instrument had a stronger bass and mid response and was very alive. I was not sure the high end benefited by this devise. I spoke to Jim about trying the unit again to concentrate in the high end frequencies for a more balanced tonality. Seven days/24 hours a day later the instrument was returned to me. I brought it home and was amazed at the fullness and volume that the Tone Rite brought forth from the instrument. It was as if I had played the Blueridge for years as the sound was so mature and even from the bass and low mids to the high end of the sound spectrum. I asked if he would do the same for my classical guitar, a $1000 handmade Manuel Bachiller P2 classical with solid Indian rosewood back and sides and a spruce top with bor saddle and nut. Again for seven days/24 hours a day. What incredible results in the bass response. The overall tone is warm with a solid projected sound. This process works well on solid body instruments as well. It is well worth looking into for the cost is nominal. Thank you, Jim, for your turning me on to this product. Bill Marrocco
Bill Marrocco
Cranston, RI USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 08:30:20 (EDT)
I have a ESP LTD M-15, which I just bought over a month ago, brand new at Guitar Center. Well today, I was in the process of putting some Aluminum Shielding tape in, when after I was done, I wasn't getting any sound at all from the guitar, so I gave Stan a call and he said to bring it down and that they would look at it for free. It turned out that some of the shielding was hitting the soldering on one of the Pots, so his asst. Steve, just patted the shielding down and Viola!, my guitar was back to normal and it didn't cost me a dime! What would've cost me around $50.00 or so at Guitar Center, cost me nothing at Noll's and I was also treated with the utmost respect and courtesy while I was there. I reccommend Noll Guitars to all of my fellow musicians in the New England area. Stay away from GC, they're nothing but a bunch of thieving bastards. Noll's rocks!
Jeffrey Osgood
Woonsocket, R.I. USA - Saturday, April 09, 2011 at 16:20:33 (EDT)
Stan is, quite simply, the best. An honest, caring, virtuous man who also happens to be one of the most knowledgeable and talented luthiers in the business. Stan and the guys in his shop deliver some of the most painstaking, high-quality work I have ever seen in my forty-plus years of playing. Over the years, I've taken everything from a crumbling 1920s Gibson mandolin to mail-order Chinese campfire guitars to Stan's shop, and without exception they have made each one a pleasure to behold and play. I'm all the way in Austin, Texas now, and I still call Stan up when I need to get my gear straight. (Now if I could just get him to open a satellite shop down here, all would truly be well.)
Eric Paul Carreiro
Austin, TX USA - Monday, April 04, 2011 at 14:21:05 (EDT)
Stan, Thanks for the great service !! You always take care of me & my guitars with professionalism.Take care & see you soon.
Rick Moreau
Danielson, CT USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 13:37:51 (EST)
thanx for makin my '99 sound and play like a 2011.....extremely pleased! happy new year!
Tim Riley
warwick, ri USA - Monday, January 03, 2011 at 16:43:16 (EST)
i bought a used American deluxe ash strat off a buddy, thing was barely playable the action was so bad and it desperatley needed a setup. Noll turned this thing around, the guitar basically plays itself. excellent work, thanks all at Noll.
Mathew
Providence, RI USA - Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 09:31:40 (EST)
There are two reasons why Noll Guitars is the best damn shop of its kind in the business. First of all, they tell you the TRUTH. It may confuse you, it may anger you, it may amuse you, but it is the truth none-the-less. And the truth often involves SAVING YOU MONEY!! Imagine that. You will come to trust their suggestions and advice. Secondly, they will make your expensive instrument sound and feel even better, and they will make your inexpensive (OK, cheap) instrument sound and feel like an expensive one. I don't know how they do it, there must be sorcery involved. These guys totally rock -- don't trust your investment with anyone else. Cheers, Jim
Jim Gass
Smithffield, RI USA - Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 14:57:46 (EDT)
I wanted to thank you guys for the great work you've done for my bass and acoustic guitar in the past, I really appreciate it. I brought my Fender Precision (Mexican) bass in awhile ago, which was converted to a fretless already when I brought it in to your shop, to install a Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge, to make it a "hybrid", or "PJ" bass. I wanted a clearer sound with more definition, plus it makes the fretless bass come alive (especially the harmonics), even when I put flatwound bass strings on. That's the sound I was going for. But I want to thank you for routing that bridge for me and putting that pickup in - I'm really thankful. I knew that was really the only way I could have done that little modification, and you did it really well. I'm very happy with it. Peace, Khin
Khin Alessandro Fabrizi
Warwick, RI USA - Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 14:11:49 (EDT)
Thanks guys for the great set up on my strat. It plays better than the day I got it! Great work!
Erich
Cranston, RI USA - Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 20:05:11 (EDT)
Gents: Great work on the "Fretless Strat". As always you bring good things to life! LOL! I put the link up here to Amazing Grace or my attempt at it....just got to get used to it now. Once again thanks to all of you for another great job! Joe Prest ( Metropolis/Wayz and Means)
Joe Prest
Danielson, Ct. USA - Monday, September 06, 2010 at 23:29:10 (EDT)
To Stan, Jimmy, Steve, Ralph and all at Noll Guitars, Hey guys, it's Josh. Sorry I didn't stop in to see you guys before I left town - things got crazy before I left and I wound up getting approved for school which started on the 23rd. I'll sned you guys an email with more details... As for the guestbook - Thanks SO MUCH for making all my guitars be better then I ever imagined. Ranging from the special orders for parts and pickups, to the custom routings to get them 7-string EMG's in, and the stop-in quick tweaks you guys have done for me... I can't thank you guys enough for the top notch service and expertise you've supplied me with over the years! From my Green Kamikaze 7 with the EMG 707's, SPC & EXG, the new ESP Stephen Carpenter that the 707TW's, concentric pot, mini-toggles and Afterburner went in (which came out just as sick as the green one did!!!), it is clear to see why and how Noll Guitars is THE BEST place to have any stringed instrument worked on. You just can't get any better than the guys at Noll!!! At some point, I'll be doing business with you guys still... I have more parts that I'll need to order and will still need a few nuts cut and carved for a few of my ESP 7's. Again, thanks for everything, and will be staying in touch! Josh Jecnks - THE 7-string guy!!
Josh Jencks - THE 7-string guy!!!
Edison, NJ USA - Friday, August 27, 2010 at 15:31:05 (EDT)
I left my 2003 Gibson Songwriter with Stan for a bone nut and saddle and a setup. It was fretting out and the action was way to high. One of Stans employees (sorry I do not remember your name but a personal thanks to you!) acually did the work. All I can say is WOW! This guitar sounds and plays way better than it ever was. I've had Noll guitars work on this guitar several times thru the years and have always been extremely satisfied. You guys are the best and absolutely ROCK!!! Neal
Neal Starrett
Tiverton, RI USA - Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 13:57:11 (EDT)
Iíve mean meaning to share my experiences with this luthier shop in Cranston, RI. I first brought my Les Paul Traditional there for a general set up, and because I couldnít get the G string to intonate properly. Result: excellent Then brought the Squire Tele for intonation and checkup. I wanted it to play as true as possible, given that it has a 3 saddle rather than 6 saddle bridge configuration. They explained that given the type of bridge that most all vintage (or made to look vintage) teles have (3 saddle), that perfect intonation is not really possible, but there is a small machine shop in PA that makes an enhanced compensated 3 saddle set that solves the issue. (Callaham Guitars. I got the stainless finish to match existing hardware.) Result: intonation as near perfect as you can get... very satisfied! I mentioned that Iíd like to get the Keith Richard/Bruce Springsteen chicken pickiní type sound and the squire didnít seem to have that high end characteristic. They had the fix for that as well and recommended a 1 meg tone pot and .47 mF roll-off capacitor. I agreed to that and sure enough, this mod did the trick. I mentioned that I heard some electrical clicks when using the pickup selector, or when tapping on the pick guard. They replaced the switch and re-shielded the control cavity and under the pick guard. That worked as well. They are extremely efficient and very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Their prices are reasonable. They are all really nice people. If youíre thinking about tune-ups or repairs on any of your guitars, I would give them a shot. You wonít be disappointed.
Mark Patton
Pomfret Center, CT USA - Friday, August 13, 2010 at 07:11:24 (EDT)
Thanks for such a great setup with my PRS! I played on it for 3 hours last night and it hasn't felt that great since the week I bought it. You've officially become the ONLY place I will take a guitar for any work whatsoever. And much appreciation for carrying my CD in the store. Noll is second to none! Kev
Kevin Williams
Woonsocket , RI USA - Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 12:46:26 (EDT)
Thank you everyone at Noll's. Especially Ralph for bringing in his personal guitar for me to test the David Gilmour pickups before I bought them, and in addition setting up his pedal board for me to play through. I could spend all day here talking shop, and even better, every time I step foot in the door I learn something valuable. The small things like saving a college student money while providing an excellent upgrade, on the fly fixing intonation, and appraising my dad's 70's Les Paul Recording were all appreciated. Now I can finally say all my guitars play phenomenally and I would go no where else than Noll's to have work done. These professionals are straightforward, honest, talented, and above all, treat the customer like a true friend! Thanks Guys, Will
Will Weber
Ravena, NY USA - Friday, June 11, 2010 at 07:02:07 (EDT)
A big thanks to Steve for setting my RD Artist back to it's original state. Sounds good and looks vintage now with all of the original hardware back on it. Also, shout out to Stan and Jim. Thanks guys! Nic
Nic
Barrington, RI USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at 15:09:57 (EDT)
Recently had my Gibson Les Paul Studio worked on. The headstock was cracked most of the way thru, and the pickup that came stock was startin to sound kinda funny so i requested a tone zone put in the bridge. The headstock is solid as ever and the pickup kicks you right in the chest, Easily the best money i've spent on musical equiptment in the past few years, i'm going to reccomend your shop to anybody that asks about repairs.
kenny smith
attleboro, ma USA - Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 13:10:40 (EDT)
I've been a most satisfied customer at Noll's for over 20 years, with (Stan & Dave the original soul men) and (Bob the amp wiz)...also Jim, Steve & Ralph all guitar gurus in setting up, repairing and installs to Martin, Gibson, Taylor, Fender, Paul Reed Smith and Guilds for me, their work and service is simply the best!!!
Darryl
Middletown, RI USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 14:29:15 (EDT)
simply awesome job guys...awesome
tim riley
warwick, ri USA - Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 18:26:12 (EST)
I had a setup done on an Art and Lutherie acoustic to lower the action. I was pleased at the action initially when I got it back but within a week the string buzzing on 4 strings made it unplayable. Disappointed, I took it to another guitar shop, they said the bridge was filed way too low for an acoustic guitar, and did a truss rod adjustment. This worked, the next step would have been shim stock added to the bridge. Very displeased with Noll Guitars. They made my guitar unplayable. I brought it to them because of all the positive reviews on their website, but I will not go back.
clarence
chepachet, ri USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 20:43:03 (EST)
Just went to change out some Rio Grande pickups I had installed by you guys in late 2008 on an inexpensive but treasured DiPinto Mach IV guitar. I was very unhappy to see that you had routed the pickup cavity to within a milimeter of where the pickguard ends in order to accomodate the new pickups. This was done without my knowledge or consent, and quite franky, I'm really pissed off. If the pickups wouldn't fit, you should have told me that I either had to find pickups with a narrower
Eric B
Newport, RI USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2010 at 15:52:02 (EST)
-->Stan.....You the MAN!
Mike K.
N. Kingstown, RI USA - Saturday, January 02, 2010 at 11:12:45 (EST)
Ever since I was inspired to pick up my dad's old Epiphone a decade ago and try a few chords, Noll Guitars has been the place for any and all work done on the dozen or so instruments I've owned thereafter. They are accomplished problem-solvers with encyclopedic knowledge of their craft, built on a bedrock of honesty and straightforwardness that's so hard to find in the on-call luthiers who drop by Guitar Center every other Thursday to turn a truss rod and leave you hanging with some middleman who just wants so badly to sell you a Squier. The guys at Noll are the real deal, and I feel lucky to have their services nearby.
Ryan Tassone
Providence, RI USA - Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 14:18:07 (EST)
I had a Fishman pick-up installed in my Alveraz classical guitar and man what a great sounding instrument! I also had them re-string both guitars which made all the difference in the world. These guys are the best! I highly recommend this shop to anyone who needs guitar work done. Dan N. Warwick, RI
Dan
Warwick, RI USA - Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 16:56:18 (EST)
These are the most stand up guys in the business. 120% honesty and commitment to making sure you leave satisfied. They will always have my business. Stan is the Man!
Jake
Scituate , USA - Friday, December 11, 2009 at 18:29:29 (EST)
I have been taking my guitars to Stan since 1988... They were still in the Foundry Building downtown. every glitch, fret out, pick up issue... I mean come on... 1/16 of an inch off he fretboard on an Ibanez Universe 7 string in the early 1990s... No one better than Stan.
AJ S
North Providence, RI USA - Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 09:28:17 (EST)
Called before I picked up a guitar, made me drive over an hour to have it not be ready that day. Botched a simple soldering job. Sorry to say it but honestly not pleased and I won't return.
Chris Auger
Storrs, CT USA - Friday, November 13, 2009 at 00:01:22 (EST)
Noll's.......Always there when you need them! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my guitars. See you guys soon, Mike
Mike Jackson
Narragansett, RI USA - Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 10:22:56 (EDT)
I just had Lindy Fralin pickups installed in my strat. They have the best sound ever. I will probably do my tele. Thanks Stan
mike gregoire
north kingstown, ri. USA - Wednesday, September 02, 2009 at 22:24:50 (EDT)
3 guitars in 1 month,keepin ya busy steve...as always..great work
tim riley
warwick, ri USA - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 09:23:19 (EDT)
These guys are awesome. This is the only place I will trust my basses to. Work is always first rate. I have recommended others to Noll and they are just as pleased. Great work guys!
Mike Luciano
Cranston, RI USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 10:59:57 (EDT)
Noll Guitars was the first team that did work my guitars (a 90's Ovation acoustic, '84 Strat, and an Aria Pro Mandolin). I've never had any reason to look for anyone else, since their work has always been spectacular. I'm just an average guitar player, but I have always been treated as a number one customer, from the Foundry, to Pontiac Mills, and now in Cranston (I'm heading down tomorrow to get a set up and wiring check on the Ovation!). They have always gone the extra mile, like the time that Stan called the folks at Fishman to determine where the piezo element was embedded in the mandolin bridge pickup he was installing, so he could get the fit just right. I'm happy to have rediscovered you guys in Cranston and looking forward to bringing my instruments to you going forwrd. You're awesome!
John M.
Bellingham, MA USA - Friday, July 17, 2009 at 23:53:34 (EDT)
Stan and Jim at Noll Guitars are truly experts in their work! The quality of their workmanship is outstanding! I will not bring my vintage guitars anywhere else for set-ups and service!
joe votta
N. Scituate, RI USA - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 13:32:22 (EDT)
Hi guys. I still have the strat you put together for me. It is now my back-up ax. In case you dont remember me I delivered the makita tools to you for the work done on this guitar. Thanks again.
John
whitinsville , MA USA - Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 14:59:26 (EDT)
I love this strat,I cant put it down..awesome job...thanx guys
tim riley
warwick, ri USA - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 11:42:59 (EDT)
good call on the strat with maple fretboard ,the sharpness of the frets is like 80% better
tim riley
warwick, ri USA - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 20:52:22 (EDT)
Stan has worked his magic on my 1973 D28 yet again. As I like to tell people when they check out my Martin; "There's a whole lotta Noll goin' on" here and if this guitar could talk it would swear...at ME. You guys are the best and I have to drag myself out of the store as I'd hang and talk music and guitars all day. Thanks!! .....AGAIN!
Fred Wilkes
Harmony, RI USA - Monday, April 27, 2009 at 11:44:33 (EDT)
Jim and Stan saved the life of my late father's es-335. It had been sitting unplayed for years in a damp basment, and as a result, left the neck looking like a corkscrew! Not only that, the truss rod nut had snapped off like a bottle cap. Most of us would have thrown it away, but because of it's great sentimental value, they had to do something. Well I can say I play this guitar everyday and it sounds better than anything I play in the music stores! It's neck is just right and it really looks like nothing happened to it. I'll be bringing in my Les Paul to have the headstock fixed and I'll have no worries that it will be good as new.
Peter Temporal
Providence, ri USA - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 23:36:40 (EDT)
Bringing in a broken Schecter. Car accident broke the guitar but all the people were ok. Toad1
RockToad (TimWells)
Smithfield, RI USA - Friday, March 06, 2009 at 21:53:09 (EST)
Hey i have a question, ok, i have a gibson les paul, and it fell off of its stand, and the head hit a wah wah pedal and now it has a big mark on it, so, do you think you can fix that and for how much?
Johnnnnnnnny
apple, as USA - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 18:21:40 (EST)
just got done playing and so far so good,whatever you did it seems to be gone...not to mention a great set up.....thanx again guys
tim riley
warwick, ri USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 19:42:39 (EST)
Took my Epiphone Les Paul in for a Buz Feiten set up and a fret tweak! Perfect! This guitar plays like butter! It sustains like you would not believe. I almost did not want to play my strat but since you guys worked on tat too I had to use it as well. What can I say. Jim and Stan have been a mainstay in RI for years and they are both knowledgeable and talented. We could not do that voodoo we doo doo without them! Thanks, Joe Prest
Joe Prest
Danielson, Ct. USA - Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 13:06:18 (EST)
HANDS DOWN the best guitar fix it and custom shop in Southern New England!!! I have had countless setups done by Noll and have sent many students and customers to them for repairs. Their work is excellent. Stan is the man and Jim is the bomb!!
Jay Santo
west warwick, ri USA - Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 19:54:54 (EST)
The staff at "Noll Gutars" have been consistently professional and meticulous with the attention to detail that every professional musician needs to experience when they bring their instrument to the staff at Noll's...I have been bringing my instruments to them for 10 years and they have always met all my high expectations every time...There is no other professionals that I would trust my instrument with
Jim Legare
North Smithfield, RI USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 15:46:33 (EST)
Hi Stan: Haven't seen you in years. Gotta come down and say hi and get some work done. You've been THE ONLY MAN who has touched my guitars ( other than me) since at least 1990. My collection is now in the 20's and they need some TLC since I don't gig anymore. Glad to see your doning well. Tony Bucacci
Tony Bucacci
Bristol, RI USA - Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:42:43 (EST)
Thanks again for the great job you did reparing my Guild A-25. HAPPY HOLIDAYS************************
M.Conley
R.I. USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 14:18:48 (EST)
I recently gave my Telecaster to Jim for a refret (med/jumbo) and new nut. This an early 70's guitar that had a brass nut and the frets were pretty worn so i did hesitate on the move. Plugged it in over a friends house for a little jam...what a difference, this guitar is alive and plays fantastic. I also gave to Stan a 54 reissue strat that my son had in Florida that was just the body, neck, tuners and bridge all the guts were gone. Stan put new pickups, guard and set up this guitar..just a great guitar. So thanks Jim and Stan for taking 2 good guitars and making them great.
Dan
Rehoboth , MA USA - Monday, December 15, 2008 at 16:11:44 (EST)
I like your products.
Pat Williams
Newton Centre, MA USA - Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 04:59:00 (EST)
the pick-up swap was just what my guitar needed,i cant believe the difference,cant put it down....so much better, thanx guys
tim
warwick, ri USA - Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 16:24:03 (EDT)
Jim, Many thanks for your wonderful work on my D-18! Rather than sending to Martin for a new bridge, you fashioned a custom bridge in the shop with a matching wood to keep the guitar as original as possible. I was blown away! It's great to witness that kind of sensitivity and caring for an instrument. Thanks again, Fred
Fred Bartlett
R.I., USA - Monday, September 29, 2008 at 10:05:16 (EDT)
I was a dealer of vintage guitars from the early 1980's. Family life took me out of the biz in early 2000 but in the 15+ plus years I was in the biz my instrument went no where but to Noll. Their work is second to none. From Stan & Jim also lets not forget Dave & Marie who were there when they were in the Foundry in Providence. GO NOWHERE ELSE! This is the place & the people you can trust to do A1 service.
Russ Sutherland
Manville, RI USA - Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 08:44:40 (EDT)
hey guys ,thanx for the outstanding service again.....you guys are the best!!!
tim riley
USA - Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 09:30:39 (EDT)
Stan, Stan Hey man, it's been a long time. I moved from Nashville to TX about six years ago. Great move. Still with Deryl Dodd and working with other artists based in TX. Recording a lot too. Got some really cool telecasters I'll have to show you next time I'm in the northeast. Great to see you're busy as ever.
Steve Rhian
Ft Worth, TX USA - Monday, August 04, 2008 at 21:56:32 (EDT)
I bought the Custom Jazzmaster shown on the Gallery page off of e-Bay a while back. The looks, playability and tone (especially the tone) put my two American Jazzmasters to shame. I also think the output is higher because that useless "rhythm circuit" that Fender puts in is not there. The only down side is that I baby it too much and don't play it out as often as I should because it's probably irreplaceable. Nice work!
John Chrisman
Goleta, CA USA - Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 18:54:59 (EDT)
So, this is the place to go if you want your instrumnet to play and sound it's best. I brought in my 1969 Gibson Hummingbird for it was getting to be almost unplayable. Stan grabbed the guitar, put it on his work bench, had Jim come over and hold the neck while he unloosened the strings and stuck his hand in the soundhole and pulled and prodded at the braces, just like it was thanksgiving and he was grabbing the giblets out of a turkey! At the same time I was being instructed on how to keep the guitar alive by having it properly humidified during the winter months. This is definitely a place where they love guitars and don't care if its a Gibson or Epiphone, they're main concern is making guitars playable and will not (and I stress this) "not" overcharge you or try to sell you a repair that is not required. When was the last time you had anything fixed by anyone and felt they really cared about what they were doing? Anyway, a new bridge was built and new frets were required and the guitar plays better than it has in 20 yrs! I could not be more pleased. Thanks Jim (and Stan) So folks, spend that Gov't rebate you get and head on down to Noll's Guitar Repair.
Frank Ferguson
Greenville, RI USA - Friday, June 13, 2008 at 13:29:03 (EDT)
Jim recently installed a Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup in my 1983 Guild D-17M acoustic. I was very impressed by the fact that he called to tell me about a minor issue he encountered before he went ahead and completed the installation. I used it for the first time at an open mic this past weekend, and I had many comments about how good it sounded. I am very happy with the quality of the job, and how well it seems to capture the "natural" sound and tone of the guitar. Thanks again, Jim. I wish I had done this years ago!
Glenn Lawrence
Riverside, RI USA - Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 16:34:01 (EDT)
strat plays wonderful, sounds sweet also,......thanx again!
tim riley
warwick, ri USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 21:15:30 (EDT)
Thanks ever so much and for the great setup on my Dean Flying V it is perfect and plays like a dream and also forgot the great turnaround time. You are the best
jesse nemerofsky
Providence, RI USA - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 16:48:37 (EDT)
It was not too long ago when my band had a show. It was about 2 days before hand and I had just gotten my Faded Gibson SG restrung for the show. Little did I know the tuning pegs were waiting to fall off, which one did. I rushed back to Stan to whom I explained my problem, to which he replied by showing me why the tuning pegs' bent steel was faulty, and got me some new tuning pegs, and knocked off roughly $20. The show was a ridiculous hit, and i owe it to Stan, and this is a tad overdue but thank you.
Matt D.
Cranston, RI USA - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 17:57:54 (EDT)
Stan,The guitar came out GREAT !!I want to thank you and your team for your generosity in producing this fine instrument. I know Leigh would be touched by your thoughtfulness and generosity as well! Thank you also for the personal attention you gave to me (and my Les Paul !!) when I was in your shop.You set the bar for professionalism and personal service. Take care. rick Moreau.
Rick Moreau
Danielson, CT USA - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 12:57:55 (EDT)
I have been a Noll Guitar customer since the early 90's when they were in the Foundry building. Stan and the crew are outstanding, knowledgeable and always willing to listen to their customer's needs. Stan has gone above and beyond the call of duty for me and I always appreciate it. 10 years ago, Noll Guitars fixed a problem neck of a Martin D-35 that I bought new in 1970 - after they worked on it, it was like a new guitar; played beautifully. I have always had Stan setup and repair my guitars (especially my tried and true G&L bass) and I have always been very satisfied with the work he and his staff have done. Make sure you tell your guitarist friends about Noll - they will surely thank you for it.
Rich R.
Smithfield, RI USA - Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 15:23:13 (EDT)
These cats are groovey man.
Jimi Hendrix
Angelsville, USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 08:11:55 (EDT)
hey stan,thought the worst when I brought in the ibanez but the guitar feels and plays 10 times better than before. thanks again......and for all the valuable info.......awesome strats too|
tim riley
USA - Saturday, February 09, 2008 at 16:18:47 (EST)
I'd like to take a few lines to thank Stan. I'm 15 and a few months ago, I brought a 1969 Harmony Sovereign H1270 12-string (abandoned in an attic for 25+ years) in because it was in need of a neck reset and a new bridge. Now, these things originally sold for about $150-180, and the total cost for repair was around $400. Instead of trying to plug a sale, Stan talked with me for about a half hour about acoustic guitars, the tension across them, acoustic amplification and how it developed (bigger bodies, steel guitars, doubling strings, etc), humidification, how never to buy an acoustic online, etc. I learned more in 30 minutes than I had ever learned through books and going online. Then he looked over the guitar thoroughly, told me straight out what was wrong with it and what needed to be done along with an estimate price. He told me something along the lines of "I mean, sure it's Americana and it has sentimental value, but are the price for the repairs really worth the guitars value?" He offered to do it, but said that I'd be better off saving my money and spending it on a new guitar. So Stan, thanks for your lecture about guitars and giving me a truthful suggestion about the Harmony. I guess it paid off, because I got a Martin D12X1 for Christmas with a sound that the Harmony has nothing on!
Andrew
Cranston, RI USA - Thursday, January 03, 2008 at 17:13:31 (EST)
Great job setting up my 1958 ETG Gibson Very professional, honest, and helpful I won't hesitate to have more work done when and if it is needed. R. Marion Putnam CT
R Marion
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 13:55:11 (EST)
Just another customer here telling you people what a great job you've done on my guitars going back to when you were in Warwick. To others: Noll does REAL guitar repairs of all kinds, not just the string tuning and changes that other web sites call QUOTE repairs.
Frank Fitzpatrick
Cranston, RI USA - Monday, December 10, 2007 at 17:02:55 (EST)
hey my name is bruno and i wanted to see for myself the website. you see my math teacher is mr noll himself and he wanted me to see it for myslef. i was wondering how much the classes would be. if you could get back to me that would be nice. thanks
Bruno Barata
PAWTUCKET, RI USA - Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 07:49:36 (EST)
Hey Stan, Thank you for the friendship and excellent care of my guitars and amps over the years. You have an ensemble of wonderful people. "When my axe is in trouble I am not slow, its up to Noll Guitars I go!" ...Paul
Paul Williams
Providence, RI USA - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 19:16:11 (EDT)
Hey guys !!! Busy down here in Nashville, TN ..YALL. LOL. Having fun playing out every other night in the "Music City" but all is not the same without Jim, Stan, Billy, Bob, Steve and even Ryan (on certain days ! Just kidding Ryan :) I still miss Stan's everyday jokes and everyone's overall love for what they do..and hey Jim, that Firebird is getting TONS of use. It sounds better every day..thanks man :) Best wishes and keep in touch ! Still the best custom shop in the country. -DON (Black Honey)
Don McCann
Nashville, TN USA - Sunday, August 05, 2007 at 00:05:11 (EDT)
Hands down, guitar geniuses...the folks at Noll have transformed my 109 dollar Chinese Telecaster copy into a MONSTER guitar. Truth be told, they've done this with my 2 Gibsons, Fender, Ibanez etc, but it's amazing that these guys can do to a cheap guitar...this 109 Tele plays like an American Fender. You guys rock. - Tony
Tony
Providence, RI USA - Sunday, July 08, 2007 at 18:39:59 (EDT)
I was just checking the repairs price list because my Ovation 12 string is in need of a new bridge, and I figured I'd tell the the story of my buddy's Epiphone Les Paul. This goes back about 12 years, but the story is a testament to the work these guys do. He had received an Epi Les Paul for Christmas... not long after that, in the basement of another friend's house, that LP was knocked off its stand. The headstock hit the cement floor and basically shattered the neck around the 3rd fret, with a crack running a few frets up. I'll never forget the pain in his voice when he called to tell me. Anyway, He grabbed every sliver of wood he could find, wrapped it up and brought it to Noll. They did such an amazing job you can barely tell there was ever anything wrong with the guitar. I play this guitar often and to this day it's still one of the sweetest sounding, smoothest playing Epi's I've ever played. Can't wait till I have a little extra cash so I can get my 12 string fixed. I wouldn't even consider bringing it somewhere else!
Kristen S
Johnston, RI USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 15:40:29 (EDT)
Another mission impossible repair by the swat team at Noll Guitars, these guys are the best of the best. Jim was able to perform a partial refinish to the top of one of my L5S' that the previous owner had tried to repair with a red magic marker! Yikes! Anybody can strip a top and refinish it, but Jim was able retain 90% of the original top finish, and make it all look 100% right. Thanks again!
Cliff Goodwin
Plainville, MA USA - Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 10:09:26 (EDT)
Stan and Jim, thanks so much for the work you did on my Les Paul! You're both truly amazing Luthiers! Take care.
Nic Xifaras
Bristol, RI USA - Sunday, May 27, 2007 at 22:02:10 (EDT)
I would to take this time to say what an incredible refinish job on my '68 Tele'!!! Thank you again!!!
Mike Daniels
cumberland, ri USA - Friday, April 27, 2007 at 01:00:17 (EDT)
Noll Guitars is the best. I have been using their professional services to keep my instruments in good condition for over 15 years. Many thanks to Stan and Jim for their care and craftsmanship. I trust nobody else with my instruments.
Tom Loiselle
Cumberland, RI USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 15:39:50 (EDT)
This is the only place I trust to do work on any of my guitars. I've been using them for years and they have always been quick and professional. Top notch work!
Michael Moretti
Pawtucket, RI USA - Friday, March 23, 2007 at 11:28:40 (EDT)
I brought in 2 guitars a while back...an Ibanez Saber and an Epiphone DOT, as well as my Peavey Deuce 100 watt tube amp. Both guitars were buzzing at the bottom of the neck and the amp was constantly blowing fuses. My amp was fixed within a couple of days as well as the guitars. The amp has been working like a charm to this day, which has been about 5 years, and the Guitar work was flawless. Keep up the good work guys and stick around for many more years to come!!!!
Steve
West Warwick, RI USA - Monday, March 19, 2007 at 15:11:51 (EDT)
I have all my repair and upgrade work done with you guys. You are hands down the best repaimen in the area. Awesome job!!!
jay santo
West Warwick, RI USA - Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 23:17:02 (EDT)
Hello guys just wanted to drop a line and let you know I just sent a customer your direction for some guitar work. One of our luthiers Jack Hanlon reccomended you. Thanks Gary from http://www.uptonbass.com
Gary Upton Birkhamshaw
Mystic, CT USA - Saturday, January 06, 2007 at 12:36:58 (EST)
Great Buzz Feiten job on my custom built ScoGo guitar, service was professional, courteous, understanding, and most important an outstanding job. Nice to talk to too
Jesse Nemerofsky
Pawtucket, RI USA - Friday, December 22, 2006 at 23:26:45 (EST)
The only pro shop around for my guitars! Honest,educated and on time. The setups are great! It's nice to have someone to count on and trust with my guitars. Thanks Guys! Vinny A
Vinny Abbaticola
Cranston, RI USA - Saturday, November 04, 2006 at 09:09:01 (EST)
thanks you've been a great help!
seth curran
w00nsocket, ri USA - Friday, October 20, 2006 at 14:25:12 (EDT)
Don turned my least favorite guitar into my most favorite guitar with his outstanding setup. I was ready to throw in the towel on this guitar, now it rules. Thanks! And and add my vote to the others-please stop moving.
Dawn Richardson
east side, yo, RI USA - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 17:44:32 (EDT)
I've been a Noll customer for as long as I can remember. Stan's the only guy I'll let touch my guitars!
Rich Antonelli
RI USA - Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 20:43:06 (EDT)
Look no further, anywhere, this noll guitar place is the place that you never thought would be the place that could be the place to bring your guitar or amp but it truly is and noll guitar rules, I love the free knowledge i get everytime i visit it truly is a treat to talk with these people and see the work they do. Wowo talk about dedication
Jerry Porter
Johnston, RI USA - Thursday, September 07, 2006 at 17:27:52 (EDT)
Stan and Jim have been working on my guitars for close to 10 years now. Not only do they do a very thorough and complete job with their setups, but each and everytime I stop in, I pepper them with questions, which they are always very happy to answer for me. Stan is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to instruments, and is also great at sprinkling his explanations with a little philosophy about guitars and music in general. You just don't drop your axe off and pick it up - you can actually learn a few things each time you make the trip. I would highly recommend any musician take advantage of Noll's expertise. Thanks for everything guys - Vin Moretti
Vinnie
East Greenwich, RI USA - Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 09:57:25 (EDT)
This is a shop which I should emulate, I think. Very nice, tasteful, comprehensive. The price list for services/repairs is surprisingly reasonable, considering the location. But, what do I know, living out in the Styx? :)
Bill Styler
Priest River, ID USA - Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 15:16:16 (EDT)
i have been going to noll's since the mid 90's stan has always done every job perfectly.he listens and does what you ask,and if you dont what you need he will open his brainfull of knowledge and help you make the correct informed decision.he will setup your guitar exactly as you ask.i have never had a guitar finished later than the promised date,and a couple of times done faster.i always fell good knowing its going to come back better than it went in.you never feel rushed or dismissed when your job is done.i will always go there and send my friends too. also there are always a few cool consignments on the wall. no junk at ripoff proces,just cool stuff at reasonable price. thanks guys its good to have the best guitar shop here in r.i.
mark
warwick, ri USA - Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 15:04:30 (EDT)
Stan has been setting-up,refretting and installing pick-ups on all my guitars since the Foundry days.(Over 15 years ago)Every guitar player I come into contact with ,I send them to Stan and Jimmy.But they keep moving so we are always looking for them.I will not take my guitars to any one else-ever.Stan,I trust you 1000%,but please-quit moving!See you soon,and Hope all is well with you and your family.You too Jim. John Anthony Florio Mill City Rockers
John Anthony Florio
Tiverton, RI USA - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:04:24 (EDT)
As a fairly new Rhode Islander (I was a long-time M*sshole) I have to say that it's a complete joy to have RI's very own "Stew Mac" a few miles away. Twice I've been in a jam and Noll bailed me out. First, my ESP custom shop needed string lock screws. I said the F word and said "Great, I have to order them and wait two weeks from some place online." I looked online and even the parts suppliers were out of them. F word again. Luca Music said "What about Noll Guitars?". Being a naive new NoProv'er I didn't have a clue. Well, glad I do now. Noll (then in Warwick) goes "Yep, we have 4". SCORE. A short drive away and they were mine. Second bailout. I bought a nice set neck Schecter baritone and a set of EMG 81/85's. I hand them off to my guitar tech and I get a call from him: "Dude, you need a three way lever switch". F word yet again. This time, though, all the wiser, I looked up Noll online and saw they moved (good thing I checked!! haha) and knew that they'd be able to save me - and sure enough. The 3-way is on its way to my tech and the Schecter should be back to me safe sound and custom in a few days, and a recording session shall commence. YOU RULE. More areas needs places like Noll. Thanks again. Nicolas Vinculum Terminatii - Melodic Doom Metal http://www.myspace.com/vinculumterminatii
Nicolas - Vinculum Terminatii (Melodic Doom Metal)
North Providence, RI USA - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 15:32:02 (EST)
What a nice surprize a guitars that bear my name! LOL! - guess I'll have to get one or more! Quality looks good - jus gotta get my hands on one! Cheers! http://web.mac.com/robertnoll/iWeb/Zones/
Robert Noll
Keego Harbor, MI USA - Wednesday, March 01, 2006 at 18:38:25 (EST)
We call him Stan the man for a reason!! They converted my Gibson RD Artist from an active guitar to passive. Now the thing sounds like the ultimate guitar with all that wood and '57 classic plus Gibson sound. It sustains like crazy and sounds amazing thanks to Noll guitars. Thanks guys, Nic
Nic Xifaras
Bristol, RI USA - Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 14:51:12 (EST)
Well I want to say that these guys really helped my dream bass become a reality. From fretless to custom pickup configuarations, to obscure repairs, basically anything is possible. So a note to musicians out there: Keep your mind open to explore and learn, because there is always something to learn. Thanks again, and peace out, Khin
Khin Fabrizi
Providence, RI USA - Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 10:29:45 (EST)
My love for these men and their work cannot be expressed in words. Thank you, Jim and Stan, I owe you 3/4 of my sound.
Daivid Tessier
Providence, RI USA - Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 01:09:40 (EST)
A few weeks ago I was having a bad day. Not only did I screw up the tuners on my prized Martin CEO-5, but for good measure I put a two inch crack on the back. I would have been more ticked off if I didn't know about Nol Guitars. I took it Stan, and in four working days not only fixed the tuners and made the crack vanish, but installed ebony tuner buttons and bone bridge pins. You guys are the absolute best and I thank you for saving my Martin. If anybody out there needs work done on a guitar, bottom of the line cheap or second mortage expensive there is no better place to go than Nol. THANKS GUYS!
mike perry
tiverton, ri USA - Friday, January 27, 2006 at 19:35:27 (EST)
I am amazed at the quality of work done on my 68 Fender Pro Reverb. Bob Lipet did an amazing job getting the amp cleaned up and returned to stock construction. The turnaround was quick, Bob was easy to talk to regarding my concerns about certain aspects of the amp and the work was top notch. Thanks!
Graham Wilson
Foxboro, MA USA - Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 16:24:38 (EST)
As always guys.... great job on my tacoma cheif....with the setup...custom pickguard, saddle and nut installtions...Plays like a dream ! Love the new location !
Nb
W.warwick, RI USA - Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 19:05:15 (EST)
I can always count on the Noll Folks for expert work, straightup answers and diagnosis of any axe I bring in, a patient smile (or at least a tolerant grimace) and....the extra mile. These guys don't just get you out the door - they get you sounding the way you want to sound, whatever it takes. Mucous Gracias, amigos!! jp
Joe Potenza
N. Providence, RI USA - Thursday, November 03, 2005 at 12:31:52 (EST)
Once again, the folks at Noll's did not disappoint. I brought a tele style guitar in for wiring and setup. I picked it up and it plays like a dream. Great action all the way up the neck. Not a single buzz or dead spot. Wiring as clean as can be. I used Texas Special pickups with a 4-way switch, it's an awesome sound. Nice job,Jim. You guys have always freely shared your knowledge with me,and your funny stories, which keeps me coming back. I've brought such guitars into the shop as my mid-70's Ibanez artist, my early 70's Dobro, and my early 90's Rhode Island-made Guild acoustic electric, and each of them has played like a dream ever since. Kudos to all who work at the best shop you could imagine, Stan, Jim, Johnny, and the rest. I really appreciate having friends like you steering me down the right path. Good luck in the new location. I will see you soon. Your friend, Tom.
Tom Alarie
North Attleboro, MA USA - Wednesday, October 05, 2005 at 15:32:17 (EDT)
Once again, my hat is off to the best guitar guys out there. Jimmy did a fine job recently on a Tele style guitar I was putting together as a favor for a friend. Some of my shop equipment needed replacing, so I brought the guitar in to have it wired. What a clean wiring job Jim did. I let him do the setup also, and needless to say, my friend is elated with his new axe. It plays beautifully all the way up the neck, not a single buzz or dead spot. Great action on every fret. Simply professional workmanship. Every time I visit the shop, I am treated like an old friend. Stan, Jim and Johnny have always amazed me with their willingness to share their vast wealth of knowledge. They have been very encouraging to me as a luthier. There are usually other customers in the shop when I go there, ranging from seasoned players to budding students who are there with their moms, and every time I hear one of the guys talking to a customer, no matter the skill level, they treat the customer as someone special and make the customer feel comfortable. I highly recommecnd anyone reading these cudos to feel confident that anyone who walks in off the street will be treated kindly, and will probably benefit from one or two of Stan's whimsical stories. Once again, thanks very much guys for the great things you are doing down there, and I'll be sure to let all my guitarist friends know where your new shop is located in Cranston. Good luck with the move, and I'll see you soon. Your friend, Tom.
Tom Alarie
North Attleboro, MA USA - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 16:22:45 (EDT)
Seriously, these guys are the only guys I will bring any instrument I own to. They have helped me for 10+ years. Since my first bass, and I dont' regret anything. Stan is probably the most knowledgeble guitar guy in the world. Stan has made me late for work on many occasions because he is just an encyclopedia of guitar info. Thanks Guys for all the work and my ridiculous requests over the past 10 years.
Nick Sollecito
Providence, RI USA - Friday, September 09, 2005 at 14:36:59 (EDT)
I would like to thank Jim and everyone at Noll for helping manifest my dream Strat into reality. You guys rock!
Phil Pinault
Newport, RI USA - Monday, August 29, 2005 at 17:27:06 (EDT)
Fantastic job by Jim on my SG Custom with a broken horn, almost invisible repair, and the guitar was set up to play better than it EVER has. Jim also replaced the damaged foto-flame on the headstock of an old MIJ Jazz bass that was fun to play, but too ugly to look at it. Unbelievable job, it looks better than the day it came out of the factory. These guys are GOOD!
Cliff Goodwin
Plainville, MA USA - Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 19:42:54 (EDT)
The only guitars I own were built by Noll Guitars! 'Nuff Said.
Heath Tougas
N Kingstown, RI USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 18:39:35 (EDT)
Guys: I love the Buzz Feiten setup on my 65' Strat! It plays like a charm and is in tune top to bottom. I played it last night and the guitar has never played better! I can't thank you enough! Keep up the great work! I will be back with my 79' Les Paul!!!! Joe Prest
Joe Prest
Danielson, CT. USA - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 11:08:33 (EDT)
Took in my 81 Les Paul fretless wonder which was beautiful but played like crap and thaerfore lived in its case for most of the last 20 years. Jimmy did a flawless refret that turned it into 10 pounds of pure joy. My other guitars are very jealous.
Nat Chamberlain
Spar Island, MA USA - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 11:18:18 (EDT)
Took my 1967 Gibson J-45 to Noll Guitars, Stan is nursing it back to health. Doing some excellent bridge work and regluing some loose bracings. These guys are great and super friendly, they are the doctors of the guitar.. I highly recommend.
Mike Zarro
Cranston, RI USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 10:58:16 (EDT)
Hey Guys- Another job well done. Thanks again. Love the new railroad ties. I'm sure I'll be in to have the SRV done the same way! later Josh
Josh
RI USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 11:16:38 (EDT)
I have had the pleasure of doing business with Stan the Man for over 5 years now. As many of you know, some people think that they are better that other people. Stan, I can honestly say that aren't better that no one!! Love and kisses to you and the crew, Dave da Fish man...
Dave Calcinari
wilmington, ma USA - Friday, April 08, 2005 at 15:58:19 (EDT)
The folks at Noll are the best...I have had my guitars worked on at Noll for the past 15 years...I just brought in one of my older cheapo guitars that was driving me crazy with sound problems...and embarrassing me on stage (more than i embarrass myself!)...they fixed it right up and it is great...thanks so much...always worth the trip to get a few "words of wisdom" and jokes from Stan... thanks much john Fuzek...
john fuzek
harmony, ri USA - Monday, March 07, 2005 at 14:58:04 (EST)
This is a testamonial I should have sent long ago, as I had a coil tap installed (push pull on the tone control) on my 93'Hamer special(w/ a replacement Seymour Duncan humbucker in the bridge position istalled by the previous owner) in the spring of 03'. I called Noll and talked to Stan, who was super attentive over the phone. He quoted me the price and said it would take 5- 7 days which sounded very reasonable to me. Two, (yes two!)days later he called saying I could pick it up. I know it's a relatively simply upgrade, but it was done perfectly, and finished way ahead of schedule, which impressed me ( but I won't always expect that). Everyone was super nice, and my Hamer, which was great, is now an amazing guitar (with a tone that ranges from rowdy, extreme metal, blues like, and twangy Chet Atkins like. Repeat after me: "I will take my guitars to Noll"!
Dan Henderson
Mansfield, MA USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 11:44:27 (EST)
nice job keep up the good work
Mike Morgan
USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 17:58:32 (EST)
Great site. I heard you guys are known for fixing electric basses. That's good. A friend of mine stopped in apperently about three weeks ago to have his Mexican Fender Jazz Bass with black finish fixed. Hope it turns out well. It'll do him good to have a fixed up bass. Plus, I know he loves that one. So thanks a lot. Bass rules all. Go Jaco! And Mike Stern! (Two of my heroes) May Jaco be at peace forever, and that big jam session in the sky keep swingin'... Great site anyway.
Khin Alessandro Fabrizi
Cranston, RI USA - Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 11:52:22 (EST)
Hey--I don't know if I can get help by this guestbook from you guys, but--if you can get back to me, then great. I have one major question. How would I go about "de-fretting" my wonderful bass and making it a fretless? Thanks a dozen. My e-mail is kfabrizi@metcenter.org The Met is the school I go to. Remember, I was the one who called for a possible "internship"? I've also dropped in your place a couple of times to have my bridge repaired (when I could've done it my self, hehe) but you did a magnificent job. Your work is excellent, mann. Thanks again.
Fabrizi
Cranston, RI USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 08:57:11 (EST)
took my '73 gibson ebo bass to these guys a couple years back. they told me to throw it out and by a p-bass to replace it and that it would cost over $1000 to fix it. it needed a heat press to get the bow out of the neck and a new nut on the truss rod (old one broke off from another idiot trying to adjust it). long story short got it fixed elsewhere in boston for $150 by a gibson recomended neck specialist. thanks guys. my ebo sounds far better than your p-bass recomendation.
colin
boston, ma USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 16:03:46 (EST)
Great site, awsome repair. What else can I say? What I really don't get is everybody wants simple repairs like set-ups done for them when they can learn to do it themselves. I know it's help, but bigger jobs should be more cosidered by the tops. Anyway great site.
Khin Fabrizi
Cranston, RI USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 08:53:13 (EST)
OK guys and gals, check this out. I played guitar in a metal band from Boston called Wargasm. We were together for about ten years, and broke up in 1995. My main guitar for most of the duration of that band was an 83 Gibson Flying V. Well, as the story goes, one stupid (inebriated) evening at a club in Boston, circa 1994, I decided to become Pete Townshend, and smashed the V in half (actually, it was a beef that I had with someone that brought me to a complete rage, which resulted in that crazy action). I didn't realize it at the time (because I was drunk!!), but a close friend of mine grabbed the pieces of the guitar and kept them in the case for the next ten years!! Well, Wargasm was asked in January 2004 by the Rawkstars Foundation to do a benefit reunion show on September 18, 2004, and upon hearing about the show, my friend informed me that he had the V. So I got the idea to resurrect the guitar for the show. Well, when I got the guitar back, the neck was totally broken off of the guitar, there were obscenities and band stickers taped all over the guitar with duct tape, the headstock was nearly broken off, the frets were worn to the wood, and totally rusted, the lead pickup was gone, the neck pickup was rusted through, the electronics were so rusted you couldn't move the pots, there was no bridge, no tailpiece, missing machine heads... Just as I left it!!!! Well, I had heard about Jim Landry and Noll guitars through a friend of mine, Jerry Miller, and I had previously had Jim put frets on a Japanese Strat of mine (big Les Paul frets - I highly reccommend them on a Strat!). He did an amazing job, so I had no doubts about his work, and called him to ask about the V. To my delight, he accepted the challenge, and in less than a month and a half, with two weeks to spare before the show, he had it in a condition that I can only describe as better than brand new. How could it be better than new, you may ask? The answer is simple. With the neck glued back on and everything on the guitar (including frets) replaced with the same parts that the original had, and also set up, the guitar played like new, but the best part is that the guitar is twenty years old, and it resonates in such an amazing way. It is broken in, unlike a new guitar, and sounds incredible. Jim recommended that I didn't have the guitar repainted, as the cracked original paint job gives the guitar an antique look. I couldn't agree more. Anyway, the show was incredible, and we recorded and filmed it for an early 2005 DVD release (so look out, and write me if you want to get on the list to buy one!!). I just wanted to write this to thank Jim and everyone at Noll, because they are amazing at what they do, and you can trust them no matter what they tell you (about your guitar, that is...)!!! - Rich Spillberg
Rich Spillberg
Providence, RI USA - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 13:48:52 (EDT)
Had my guitar repaired by these guys. Just unbelievable! If you donít know where to look, you would never tell! Just fantastic, as is the set up they did. Everybody should know how good these guys are! Iím helping to spread the word of the in Pontiac Mills. Thanks Guys
Bill Johnstone
Hope, R.I. USA - Sunday, October 03, 2004 at 10:06:59 (EDT)
Its about time that I wrote to you guys and to anyone that happens to read this, I cant tell you how many times people tell me how much they like the sound of my guitars or better yet if I let someone play one the comments are always the same "how did you get this to play so good" and I always tell them the same thing,Go see the boys at Noll Guitars, My good pal Johnny keep up the great work your the best no one even comes close! thanks for all the great work!
Tom Ferraro
East Providence, RI USA - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 11:43:34 (EDT)
I've been playing bass for 10 yrs & have tramped & lived in many different states & countries doing so. When I moved here from the deep Saaaayyyyyyouth, I asked "who's the best around for setups?" Answer: Noll's. They were right - these guys treat my 74 P bass like the gem it is - and when they're finished - it plays like buttuh baby. Pickup installation and electric trouble-shooting are all top notch too! Gotta say something about the amp guy - you want honest good repair work? He's your man. YEAHHHHHHHHHH - Rock On Stan and Jim and the guys! Sever the Proverbial Appendage. Joyce
Joyce Sampson
Fall River, MA USA - Friday, July 30, 2004 at 03:51:53 (HKT)
Just to let you know, I am a liar. In my previous post here I said that I would bring my 1979 Les Paul in for a refret in 2003. Well it was 2004 and it plays freaking great now. Those old flat norlin frets are gone. I also have a 1987 Les Paul Custom that needed a fret job and that plays good as well. I almost want to refret it so it plays like the 79. I travel 200+ miles to have this done and recommend these guys again.
john courtney
albany, ny USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 08:25:21 (HKT)
What can I do to Benefit your cause in southern Nevada?
Mark Drill Bits
NY, NY USA - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 09:50:40 (HKT)
Tony Drill Bits
NY, NY USA - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 02:25:17 (HKT)
They make all my cheap-o guitars play like a million bucks! The most knowledgeable and friendly buncha guitar guys anywhere! Shameless plug: http://www.scredco.com
Greg Bass
East Providence, RI USA - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 10:07:18 (HKT)
Absolutely THE BEST! Stan and Jim are masters! Made my very well used Takamine Acoustic/Electric sound BRAND NEW!
Marcy Lang
Johnston, RI USA - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 23:32:46 (HKT)
Hey guys.... I'm a recent Custom Shop school graduate, and while I've had personally had at least half a dozen instraments worked on by these guys, and referred dozens more. Their skill and patience is nothing short of amazing....The darn thing is they don't even charge enough ....for what they do ! Amongst the top shops in the tristate area ( NY included )
Bigfootchandler
W.Warwick, RI USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 03:17:37 (HKT)
Hello visitors to this site. I am a budding luthier who has taken several frankenstrats to Stan, Jim, and Johnny for my setup work. Each time i have them do some work for me, i am amazed at how well the guitar plays afterward. I took the luthier class, and have learned even more from them. I have sent other guitarists there who have far more expensive equipment than me, because they are the only ones i have faith in. their prices are as reasonable as you could expect also. I have had many people ask me about the guitars I have had them set up for me. These guys are the only option for me now. Great job guys, and thank you sincerely. Your friend, Tom.
TOM ALARIE
N. ATTLEBORO, MA USA - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 22:36:17 (HKT)
Hello Everyone!!! I just got my Ovation - Custom Legend back this past Friday April 2, 2004, after a week at Spa Noll. I have been searching for a qualified person to set-up and bring "my baby" back to life. (she's around "twenty" now and needed some special TLC) WOW!!! Was I ever happy with the top-quality, work done by John and with the excellent service provided first, by Stan "over the phone", then by John & Jim when we (my wife & I) got to their shop. I mention this because I am confined to a wheelchair and the great guys at Noll could not have been more accomodating and hospitible if they were family. My wife and I were "blown-away" by the friendliness & professional know-how of these great folks. We both felt very comfortable asking questions, which have probably been asked a million times of them, but these guys took their time and explained & answered every question until I felt very lucky and privilaged to have them work on my guitar. John was so great in discussing my guitar's needs, as well as, what type of playing I liked (Travis Pickin') so he could give me the "set-up" for my style of playing. He also was nice enough to show me his "Chet Atkins - Tenneseean" and asked if I would like to play it. To me this is a great & sacred "trust" when a fellow guitarist offers to let you play such a great instrument. Thanks John, for a truly a "sweet" experience!!! Like all of these "guestbook" testimonials...the new friends my wife & I have made at Noll Guitars, Stan, Jim, & espically John, will be valued, not only for their vast expertise & knowledge...but also for their kindness & helpfullness. If you're looking for a great place to have your guitar serviced or repaired, run, don't walk to see the great guys at Noll Guitars...I promise, you won't regret your choice!!! PS - Like "The Duke" says below, when your wife feels welcome and comfortable you know these guys are "the real deal!!!" Thanks again guys, I'll see you soon to get my amp tuned-up!!!
"Big" Pete Ferraro
Westerly, RI USA - Monday, April 05, 2004 at 15:00:04 (HKT)
Hi everyone, I just returned home and took my guitar out of the case after having it set up by Johnny. The job he did is amazing... You guys are the best.. Thanks for the great work you put into it. The guitar sounds and plays the best it has played in months...I have got to tell you, if you want you instrument to custom play to your liking and you want the job done right, then take a ride over and see Johnny, Jim or Stan they will always be glad to help out. Thanks again, Lonnie
Lonnie Montaquila
Johnston, RI USA - Saturday, April 03, 2004 at 03:27:59 (HKT)
Stan and Jim have been friends of mine for years. I have played John Lennon in various Beatle Tribute bands. The last of these was The Silver Beatles and they have always taken care of all my guitars from my Rickenbackers, Gretches, Hofners, Gibsons, Fenders and the Epiphone Cacinos. They are currently working on my John Lennon acoustic 12 string Framus Hootenanny ( by the way... Excellent job so far Jim !!! ). These guys are for real... two of the nicest guys, whos vast wealth of information will keep you coming back for more ( Sometimes just to talk to them) Am I right Stan ? They are the best and I won't trust anyone else with my gear.... Not even myself. Your friend always, Kevin
Kevin Leclerc
Johnston, R.I USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 08:53:55 (HKT)
they screwed up my toaster-oven! well they didn't PROMISE anything...
adam
cranston, ri USA - Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 21:40:13 (HKT)
I take my stuff to Noll if I want it done right, and I want a perfect Job. A few years back I had a Cream colored Gibson Moderne with a broken headstock. The faded color makes it tough to match. When I got it back, no one, not even dealers and experts could tell, thanks guys!
Nils
Cumberland, RI USA - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 03:01:42 (HKT)
About 12 years ago a friend of mine had some work done by Stan, when Noll was located near the old Living Room. So I walked in with a Les Paul Standard that I just bought, not knowing what I was getting into and taking a chance on possibly ruining a 1000.00 guitar. I met Stan and told him I wanted him to turn my 2 pickup Les Paul with to 59 humbuckers into Ace Frehley's 3 pickup Les Paul with 3 Dimarzio's. He looked at me in said "please tell me you don't want it to smoke!!! So I said no I just wanted it to look like his, so I brought in a poster from 1979 of Ace. I had no clue what kind of pickups he had in the guitar nut Stan knew just by looking at them. He said they are Dimarzio's. He told me that this was going to be a big job and that he would have it done in two weeks. So two weeks later I get a phone call saying it was done. So Stan put the guitar on the table opened the cover and said I you ready for the unveiling so I said yes. When I saw it my heart stopped and my jaw dropped. He started laughing and asked if I was ok I must have turned white as a sheet, I could not believe he made my dream a reality. I have been going to Noll ever since, and would trust no one else with my guitars. So Stan thanks so much for your honest service over the years. Dave
Dave DeRobbio
Warwick, R.I. USA - Friday, December 05, 2003 at 13:15:01 (HKT)
ALL READERS OF THE GUESTBOOK...THIS IS THE PLACE TO BRING YOUR GUITAR FOR ANY KIND OF SETUP OR REPAIR. Don't frett(no punn intended). I have brought a number of guitars to Jim and Stan over the years. Never disappointed in the quality of the craftmanship, and always a full explantion of the work to be done. I get an education with every repair!!
Paul LaParle - Pablo
Newport, RI USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 03:56:56 (HKT)
Getting ready to attend his building class. and have a million ?s. they have been nothing but patient and honest with me i wouldnt consider going anywhere else thanks guys :)
C. Anderson
Warwick, RI USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 12:51:43 (HKT)
Hey guys, nice website. You already know that me and Don keep yous' in bussiness, so keep rockin' and i will be in soon for a set up or two.
Rob Christy
Cranston, RI USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 09:34:02 (HKT)
Stan installed a GK-2 internal kit in my PRS Custom...a very difficult job! He is a true professional..I am very happy with the job and I am using the guitar on gigs with a Roland VG-88 and it works perfectly. Thank You Stan!
John Monllos
Newport, RI USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 09:11:23 (HKT)
please i thank you so much for you beautiful work, please all GUYMEN should steer clear.keep ooooooooooooooooooooff ok!!
Omota Akunwata
lome, lome Togo - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 03:24:35 (HKT)
Keep up the great work guys. We've added you to the links on our site! Sign our guestbook too if you get a chance! SmokestackLightnin.net!
Smokestack Lightnin'
RI USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 23:35:02 (HKT)
Stan, Jim, The Kernal - keep up the great work guys. we've linked you from our website: Sign our guestbook too! Later!
Josh Barber
Jamestown, RI USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 23:32:57 (HKT)
Back in 1999 I brought my 1976 Fender Strat to Noll Guitars because it sounded horrible. The strings were buzzing and the switches were cutting in and out. The next was out of adjustment. These guys did a wonderful job a fixing things. Now it is almost 4 years later and I need to get some work done on my guitar again. I am bringing my guitar back to Noll again. These guys are great!
Frank Stroscio
Woonsocket, RI USA - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 21:06:54 (HKT)
great site, well done
klaus
USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 15:32:49 (HKT)
Hi Guys.. Fyi...you can remove the Ncburke@cox.net as that email is no longer active You can change the pathtech1@cox.net to guitaradmin@Cox.net Otherwise just stopping by...check out guitaroffice.com under partners and there you are!
Nicholas Burke
Warwick, RI USA - Wednesday, October 08, 2003 at 10:57:23 (HKT)
Your site is quite informative. It helped me. Welcome to my caviar shop 800-CAVIAR.com Caviar Man
Denis
NY, NY USA - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 16:48:00 (HKT)
I have been taking all of my guitars to Noll for well over 15 years. Their work is flawless. They are the ONLY people that I have ever been able to trust completely. They are the only guitar techs that I will ever use.
sean c
northbridge, ma USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 21:26:42 (HKT)
I first heard of these guys back when I lived in RI. 15 years ago I brought in my 79 Les Paul and Stan talked me out of sunbursting the finish. I was 15 and was amazed they turned down work; true and honest man. Anyway he set up my guitar and it played like butter. I remember he sat me down after doing it and explained everything about the work and the guitar and any issues. Well 15 years later I remembered that and brought in a telecaster that was set up real crummy. I live in Albany, NY now and was visiting my parents and decided to let them at it. Well it was different guitar after that. Played great! And they got it to me the next day because I was leaving to go back to Albany. I will trust no others with major work on a guitar. My les paul will be back for a refret in 2003 sometime.
john courtney
albany, ny USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 10:51:37 (HKT)
The Colonel rules.
Dan G
Providence, RI USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 02:34:47 (HKT)
You guys are the best! You do great work! The relaxed athmosphere that you promote is refreshing and the professionalism is top notch. The obvious pride in workmanship is second to none. My well-loved '94 PRS Custom 22 plays better than ever! It not only plays great but it stays in tune better, even when using the tremolo bar or a capo. Thank you Stan and everyone at Noll. You have a customer for life!
Phil Pinault
Newport, RI USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 00:23:34 (HKT)
Until I found out about Noll Guitars I wouldn't trust anybody to have my guitars set up, especially some money-hungy worm at Ricks. I've had every guitar I own set up by Nolls and they all come back sounding better than they they ever have...I'm even having them set up my custom shop B.C. Rich Warlock because I know they'll take good care of it and it'll come back to me better than new. I have another custom shop Rich on the way, a 7 string Beast with the works (a $2,375 dollar axe)...and it's going right to Nolls when I get it, that's for sure. Keep up the great work.
Brandon Holden
Barrington, RI USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 18:01:40 (HKT)
Hi Stan and Jim....you guys are the best...From the fret jobs on ALL my guitars to broken headstocks and loose braces and cracked backs you have consistantly done the right thing for me. No wonder I send all my friends and students to you, it makes me look good.....if that aint enough..you've given me the privalege of carrying my new cd "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" Thanks & Peace Buddy ....ps , my new site should be up and running any day now... give me a visit www.bucavamusic.com
Buddy Cavaleri
N.Kingstown, RI USA - Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 11:18:22 (HKT)
Stan fixed my 175 a few years ago and put a GK2 pick-up on it ...he did a great job. regards. Drop by my site or drop me an email.
John Monllos
Newport, RI USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 00:49:42 (HKT)
I had a huge problem with my imput jack and the saudering job. My band members were ready to kick my ass if I didn't get it fixed SOON. I wassn't going to trust the guys at guitar center because they would most likely screw something up. They also told me it would cost 30 bucks and take them 2 days to get the part in, and then I could get it. However like 3 people I later talked to recomended I go to noll. The guy at the pontiac mills. So I did. They had excellent service and were really cool people. They fixed my guitar in roughly 10 minutes, resaudering and replacing parts. That was impressive. plus they charged the minimum fee of a simple 15 dollars. Screw guitar center, I go to Noll from now on.
Michael Spahn
West Warwick, RI USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 20:43:33 (HKT)
For as long as these guys have been open( 20 years or so?) I've had all my repairs done by them.Before they existed I had only NIGHTMARE stories of bad work and guitars I sold because they were never the same after others worked on them. Since Noll Guitars, I've had literally HUNDREDS of fret jobs done, always great of course!, and many repairs and custom mods that others would refuse to try or say could'nt be done! Like the time I brought them my 1936 Epiphone Zenith with the neck off and the heel in splinters!!!!!! No one else would even ATTEMPT fixing it. They all said it could'nt be done, but my boys fixed it up and its remained solid now for a few years and even made it into a feature in this months Vintage Guitar Magazine!!! Now thats a sucess story!Of course by all the other testamonials here you can see they are loved by all and its always a great hang to spend time there.Between their winning personalities and incredible work....Damn, I should just get a room in Pontiac Mills! My fiance,' who delivers alot of my jobs to them cause she works so close always looks forward to hanging out with the boys. Hands off guys shes mine! Anyway, when a guitar players girlfriend like to go there, MAN they must be doing something right!( I guess its cause they're so cute.)My point is, these guys are really the best so Stan ,Jim, and Johnny..... hats off to youse guys for all the great work and friendship.Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard
Pawtucket , R.I. USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:03:00 (HKT)
Just have to say that Stan, Jim, Bill, and Johnny are awesome. They do by far some of the best work if not in the world, certainly in the country. Jim and Stan not only know about guitars, but about everything else in the world, and are always glad to give people insight. Stan and Jim are the only people I will trust with my equipment. They are meticulous beyond all beliefe, and get the work done readily and professionally.
Billy
Warwick, RI USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 01:43:30 (HKT)
Bought a BC Rich NJ Series Warlock and first thing I did was drop it off at Noll's for a Set Up. Night and Day difference between Factory setup and how it is now! Thanks for the great work Stan! You sure know how to make a Guitar play how it should!
Michael
Coventry, RI USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 21:07:13 (HKT)
great site.
bd40476
Austria - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 03:31:46 (HKT)
Ah, TV respects me. It laughs with me, not at me! (Homer Simpson)
Simpsons Quotes
USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 04:56:48 (HKT)
You guys do absolutely amazing work. Thank you.
Thomas Brinkley
Providence, RI USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 02:09:08 (HKT)
Entrusted them with my favorite guitar-my TV Yellow LP JR. It was all f'd up when I dropped it off. The difference is night and day now. It stays in tune, the intonation is better than I could have possibly imagined, the frets dont have their flat spots any more...wow. Great Work. you have found a customer for life!
Dan Gendreau
North Providence , RI USA - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 06:43:05 (HKT)
Stan and Jim are the only guys I will trust with my guitars. They are the most meticulous luthiers and they care about their customers. I am alway amazed with their attention to detail and knowledge.
Dave Cast
Bristol, RI USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 23:23:26 (HKT)
Jim & Stan have worked on many of my guitars over the years. They do first class work and are great guys also. Thanks guys.
Steve Shannahan
Albion, RI USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 11:14:11 (HKT)
Hi,can you assist in getting an IBEX ruler for setting up my guitars? CU Peter
Peter Schwerdtfeger
Berlin, Germany - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 16:43:55 (HKT)
Don't remember how I found this great site - just surfin'. But I've set a bookmark and will return, when I have more time.
Hacker
USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 07:24:26 (HKT)
STAN HAS WORKED ON MY GUITARS FOR THE LAST 14 YEARS. THERE IS NO ONE BETTER!!!!! A 1 PERSON ALWAYS TREATS YOU LIKE A FRIEND. THANKS FOR THE GREAT SERVICE.
mike
seekonk, ma USA - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 11:30:19 (HKT)
Just helped a brother "player" Steve by paying to have his guitar "Set-up" by my pals at Noll..He was ready to sell it, and now thinks it sounds better then my Washburn, which is worth probobaly twice as much.. Crazy as it sounds I'm not sure I disagree. Like the beatles said "Getting Better all the time ! " Thanks guys !
Nicholas Burke
Warwick Ri, RI USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 07:27:08 (HKT)
Nice site, Iīll be back!
Leif
Countryside, NE USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 16:33:03 (HKT)
I had you guy's do a set up on my The Paul about a year ago...the best set up its ever seen...I just purchased a 71 Hagstrom Swede, my holy grail...as soon as it comes in i'm bringing it by for an overhaul...See you in a week...
Jay Curci
Warwick, RI USA - Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 09:31:05 (HKT)
Musicians add your bands website to ours or sign your band up to be featured.
Rick
Troy, MI USA - Tuesday, OCtober 8, 2002 at 05:03:56 (EDT)
Just moved to a new, better server. Testing!
Wayne
Providence, RI USA - Sunday, October 6, 2002 at 18:43:02 (EDT)
Hello Noll: I've always appreciated the fine work you guys do. My brother has an old rosewood Sigma, which he was ready to scrap because it was virtually unplayable. I had you guys install a new bridge and saddle on it a few weeks ago, and now it plays and sounds great! I'll be down soon for a setup on my Martin. Thanks!
Mike Purcell
Barrington, RI USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 08:03:06 (EDT)
Hey Jim and Stan, as a working musican i really appreciate the work on my guitars.All of my guitars are a working mans tool and need to be in tip top playing condition.I keep on beating them up and you guys put them back to mint playing conditiion so we can kick ass on stage. THANKS !!!!!!
Riverside Vini
Riverside , RI USA - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 07:33:20 (EDT)
Hey Jim and Stan--congrats on the website--you're finally moving up in the e-world! Anyway, I've got a few guitars that need some light finish work--buffing, etc. I'll call soon to schedule some time. I've always been impressed with your work and your pricing. BTW Jim, I really like my Noll Thinline prototype--have you built any more yet? I used it on a song on my Nov. 2001 Pilgrim Song acoustic instrumental CD release, and it was perfect for the song. Don't know if this will work, but just follow the link under my name to take a listen. The song is called "Sabath Rest." I've also linked your site to my guitar hotlinks page--my Noll Thinline is right there with the Santa Cruz's, BreedlovesMartins, Taylors, Olsons, Ryans, etc., and now has somewhere to go when it gets clicked on!Will talk to you guys soon--Blessings!Ken Totushekhttp://www.graceworksmusic.com
Ken Totushek
Barrington, RI USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 15:53:27 (EDT)
Here's what I like about you guys...You're meticulous and easy to do business with, and you know a whole lot more than the requisite "thing or two" required to hang a shingle in your business. If the guitar is indeed the voice of rock and roll, then you all ain't no mere rock & roll doctors...UB rock & roll throat surgeons.
John Rufo... a satisfied customer
Dighton, MA USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 12:20:30 (EDT)
Capt. Tripps sent me!
Jim Marshall
Berea, OH USA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 00:32:43 (EDT)
Once again I am in awe! I brought in a Guild X-702 bass that I've been resurrecting as an ebay purchased project. The first diagnosis was bad, the truss rod end was broken right off. These guys got right into it though and after what I'm sure was nightmare task - were able to dig out enough of the rod to make the neck adjustment and also shimmed and set the nut. And at a last minute request Jim replaced some of the electronics and the tuners (within two hours) and let me tell you, this bass now plays beautiful! I strongly recommend these guys to anyone who cares at all about their axe. Nothing but great to deal with and the work is just top-notch all the way - Thanks guys! Once again you amazed me!
John Toth
West Warwick, RI USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 20:21:25 (EDT)
Hailing from the big apple(ny) originally, Jim & Stan beat anybody in New York by a country mile,and are cheaper to boot.They've refretted a washburn Worked on a Guild 12 stringJust completed refretting/setting up a ovation 12 stringWill be completing a 68 electric kalmazoo/gibson restoration soon..It's so rare to find good service at good prices, I'll scream when I find it..HEARING ME LOUD AND CLEAR!Thanks guys..
Nicholas Burke
warwick, RI USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 21:12:47 (EST)
What can I say. If you need the services of expert lutiers(and really great guys) Stan, Jim (and John) are the folks to see. In a two month period I had 2 electrics (Fernandesw/ Floyd Rose and Epi - Pee Wee) and 2 Guilds worked on at Nolls. One of the Guilds a D-25 as my first good guitar andrequired sound hole cracks fixing, re-attachement of the saddle, and a setup and fret recrown. The work was tremendous and any issues that I had were addressed with thefocus on my satisfaction. Highly recommended for all your luthier and repair needs.
Martin Bradburn
West Greenwich, RI USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 13:55:52 (EST)
Just testing the guestbook script!  Hi everyone.
Wayne
Providence, RI USA - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 21:17:14 (EST)