Good, reasonable, and ... uh ... maybe not exactly cheerful, but do you want your shit fixed or not? Chances are owner Walter Hutcherson has been repairing guitars longer than you've been playing them, so if on occasion he seems a little gruff, it's because he's seen a thousand other ignorant punks just like you walk through his door and request the impossible. Trust him. If it’s possible, he’ll get it done. Ditto for Jon Bessent, the amp repair guy and designer of the famous Austone fuzz stompboxes played by people like Billy Gibbons, Boomer Norman, and Paul English. Jon won’t be winning Mr. Congeniality anytime soon either, but you’re not paying him to blow smoke up your ass. If you’re a volume junkie, Ken, the relatively affable guy in the back, does speaker re-coning, which pretty much makes Musical Exchange a triple threat for Austin guitar slingers. Just, for God’s sake, don’t bring them a solid state.
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