After nearly 25 years of designing and building electric violins, violas and cellos, Tucker Barrett is now dedicating his time to the repair and restoration of vintage and contemporary acoustic and electric guitars.
Trained and apprenticed under Ken Parker at Stuyvesant Music on 48th Street in NYC, Tucker has been privileged to build custom guitars for such musicians as Pete Townsend, Andy Summers, Lou Reed, and Nile Rodgers, as well as many other professional and amateur musicians. He has also repaired, maintained and set up guitars for many top groups such as the Pretenders, Foreigner, The Cars, The Police, and Joan Armatrading.
Set-ups and fretwork are his specialty. His experience and general understanding of how guitars function and change, especially in New England, allow him to improve the feel, playability and intonation of almost any instrument, whether used or new.
As a Stringed Instrument Artist-In-Residence at HatchSpace, Tucker is available Wednesdays, 6-9 pm for consultation, guided restoration and repair of guitars.
Feel free to stop by for a chat with Tucker or to watch him work.