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Mike Lull - Custom Bass Guitars - Handmade Basses

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In addition to building world-class custom basses and guitars, our luthiers also perform a wide variety of guitar repairs, restorations, modifications and upgrades. Whether you have an electric guitar, Mike Lull Custom Guitars - Repairs and Restorationsacoustic guitar or a bass, new or old, feel free to bring it by the shop for a free assessment. We have the experience, skill and equipment to provide maximum playability.

Experienced Seattle-Area Luthier

For over 35 years Mike Lull's Guitar Works has specialized in: repairs, restorations and custom modifications for acoustic guitars, electric buitars & basses.

If your guitar or bass needs upgrades or repairs, come by our shop for a free assessment.

PLEK Pro Precision Fret Leveling

What is a PLEK?

The PLEK is a computer controlled fret leveling machine. It can level frets to within .001 mm accuracy. This kind of precision can not be matched by doing the job by hand.

How to get the best playing guitar?

Most players dream of having comfortable, smooth action on a guitar. With the PLEK, the most optimal string action possible for any instrument can be realized. This gives the individual musician an instrument that plays exactly the way he has dreamed of. Optimal playability on a guitar makes it sounds better with notes that ring true and clean. There is no fret buzz under normal playing conditions and the intonation problems that occur because of high string action, are eliminated. You can hear and feel the difference.

PLEK scans neck with strings up to pitch?

When we take a look at a guitar neck, it is important that the guitar is under string tension and in playing condition when measured. The PLEK measures the instruments neck and fret height with the instrument strung up to pitch. The computer ascertained a 3-D like graph of the fret board surface, including the position and height of the strings. Thanks to the PLEK SCAN the relief of the neck made by the string tension is taken into account while calculating the process-parameters. The operator then has the ability to manipulate the parameters to give the player an optimal playing instrument.

Can any guitar or bass be PLEK'd?

Almost all acoustic and electric instruments, from any manufacturer can be put on the machine.

How much does it cost?

The average cost of a PLEK is $250.00 which includes a full setup and adjustment. Some instruments require that the frets be glued in place. This will be approximately 1/2 hour at our standard $75 hourly rate.

Own a Mike Lull guitar or bass?

If you own a Lull built before January 2008, we will PLEK your Mike Lull instrument for the special price of $135.00.

Free Instrument Assessment

Drop by our shop in Bellevue, Washington for a free assessment of your instrument. See our contact page for directions.

Luthiery Services

Some of our guitar repair / modification services:

» Re-frets for both vintage and modern instruments
» PLEK computerized fret leveling
» Setup and action work
» Buzz Feiten Tuning System Installation
» Fretless bass conversions
» Acoustic guitar neck re-sets
» Acoustic instrument bridge re-glue, repair, & replacement
» Complete restorations of vintage instruments
» Pro reconstruction work (i.e. peghead repair, body damage)
» Complete electrostatic shielding of guitar's electronics
» Installation of Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolos
» Complete instrument wiring services including custom wiring
» Bone nut and saddle installations
» Acoustic guitar body damage and crack repair
» Acoustic guitar pickguard replacement
» Authorized Taylor warranty repair center

Esteemed Suppliers

Electric Guitar Pickups

» Bartolini
» Lindy Fralin
» Seymour Duncan
» Van Zandt

Acoustic Guitar Pickups / Mics

» Fishman
» Highlander

Tuners and Bridges

» Gotoh
» Graphtech
» Grover
» Hipshot
» TonePros

Pickguards

» Pickguard Heaven

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