My webmaster said I should write a bio of myself and my business. I always
thought that was *cheesey*, so all I could think to say is that most
businesses do not make it in their first two years. My shop was established
in 1998, so I must be doing something right.
My name is Daniel Birzak, everyone calls me Danny. I have a wife Trudy, and
two kids Karl and Ava. I've been playing for over 30years, so I know a
little bit about the guitar. Since opening my shop I've done work for bands
like Dashboard Confessional, Thrice, Hot Rod Circuit. And local talent like
J.Robbins-Burning Airlines and Channels, Sugar Bear- EU, Jimmies Chicken
Shack, Darkest Hour, Q and Not You (rip) and Washington Social Club. Word of
mouth is gold. Well that's enough "I's" and "Me's". OK two more.
I'm not a stringed instrument Messiah, *I'm just a man.. a guitar repair
man. *I can't make a POS sound like a PRS, Gibson Les Paul or a Martin.
After 30 years of playing and tinkering with guitars, I decided to open up
my own shop in College Park, Maryland back in 1998. After 8 years in College
Park, and 1 year in Beltsville, and with the high cost of renting retail
space, I've moved shop out of Beltsville to Clarksville, Maryland.
I've learned more in real world repair, troubleshooting and retail
experience than with classroom or book studies. I've also been very
fortunate to learn repair and building techniques from local veterans repair
folks such as John Warden and the late Jim Bumgartner.
With my shop now in Clarksville, Maryland, I'm expanding my services to
include a new web site and a online retail store for the do-it-yourselfers
and builders. Sales of parts, pickups and accessories are still available.
New Web Site -- We are happy to announce the inaugural services and information provided by
our new web site. Please surf and click to see what we offer and let us know
if there is something missing that we can add to our web site to better
serve you. Rewind service available for vintage pickups.
New Categories -- We have also added 2 new catagories in the Builders Store "used stuff" and "the flea market." "Pickup rewinding service is now available for vintage pickups.
"Danny, I just wanted to drop you a line to say "Thanks," again for the work you did on my P-basses. I'm thrilled to have the '71 in tip top condition again, and you also did a great job installing the the USACG neck on the CIJ body. Awesome. I'll spread the word as best I can, and will look forward to picking up the Martin in due course."
Hi Danny, I've had a chance to play the Takamine classical for awhile and it
feels very good. It sounds just as good as it always did (and still
records great) and the action is just like I like it.
The intonation is much better than it was, as good as it's been in a
long while. Thank you! I can still find some questionable
intonation places here and there on the neck but it is 80% to 90%
dead on now and that is within what I hoped to have for my upcoming
Please keep working on the newer Takamine classical, getting the
intonation as close to perfect as possible and eliminating that buzz
on the high E and anywhere else for that matter. I appreciate your
commitment to getting it right.