I've known Joel Reed for almost 15 years now and he has been my go-to luthier since he started Guitar Lab. Joel has setup every guitar I own
with impeccable results, but one always stands out to me. I own mostly vintage fenders and gibsons and they are great, but I decided to buy
a Les Paul copy that was at a really good price($170). I played one similar to the model i wanted to purchase, and it was fantastic, so I
decided to take a chance and bought the guitar. First reaction: this guitar is AWFUL!!!!!!! I was so bummed, but I called Joel and he told
me to stop by and he would see what he could do. A few days later I got a message that the guitar was done and I stopped by to check it out.
Joel handed me the guitar and said "here play it for a minute and tell me what you think." Half an hour later I was still playing that guitar,
I hadn't stopped for a second, I think he attended to 2 different customers while I was "trying out" his setup job. I was floored. This guitar
was not the same guitar I had given him before, this thing played better than most of the newer $3000 Les Pauls I had tried out. Point being,
there is no better person than Joel Reed to work on your instrument in the area, hands down. Since then he's modded amps for me, done plenty
of guitar/bass setups, and been a great friend. Thanks Joel.
Ian Millard (Recording Engineer) Wilmington, NC