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HOUSTON CELEBRITY-OWNED STRINGED INSTRUMENT REPAIR SHOP TO OPEN IN THE HEIGHTS

Heights Guitar Tech to Celebrate its arrival with a Star-Studded Grand Opening Party – July 5th, 2014

Contact:
Renee Danielle
832.364.0356
renee@charmingweb.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Heights-Guitar-Tech-Grand-Opening-PartyHOUSTON, TX (June 27, 2014) – Houston’s newest musical instrument and repair shop, Heights Guitar Tech is excited to announce their grand opening at 742 W. 20th Street (between Shepherd & Durham) to coincide with “First Saturdays in the Heights” monthly art market & music celebration on Saturday, July 5th from 11am – 6pm.

Dedicated to serving the needs of local musicians; Heights Guitar Tech is opening after Mitch Burman, musician & nightclub owner (Instant Karma, the Engine Room, & the Jet Lounge) discovered that “there simply wasn’t an existing shop in Houston that could repair a bass guitar in less than three to six months.” Frustrated; Burman decided that lengthy turnaround times were unacceptable, so he partnered with Steve Boriack (music photographer & laser light show artist) of SMB Design in May intent on opening the best instrument repair shop in Houston. “We found the perfect location on 20th Street and hired some great people who will be able to perform most instrument repairs within a week, and in some cases that same day.”

Burman and Boriack enlisted Bob Hensley – a longtime musician, veteran of the industry, & expert luthier who specializes in setups and repairs of acoustic and electrical stringed instruments. Hensley will be available to repair your guitars, bass, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, cellos, violins, dulcimers and more.

Jimmie Emerson, guitar tech for REO Speedwagon (currently on tour) will also be on board July 5th to perform guitar setups & repairs and and will join the team permanently full-time in the fall.

Heights Guitar Tech will also offer music lessons for those looking to learn or to improve their abilities and boasts the addition of Mark White, bass player for the 5 x platinum award-winning band The Spin Doctors as one of their celebrity musician instructors.

The grand opening celebration on July 5th will feature live music performances by local and internationally known musicians, with an open mike for guests to join in or play a song or two, along with barbecue, beer, and giveaways featured every half hour 11am – 6pm on Saturday, July 5th.

ABOUT HEIGHTS GUITAR TECH:
Heights Guitar Tech (http://heightsguitartech.com/) is a stringed instrument repair shop that also offers tube amp repairs, vintage guitars & music accessories sales, music lessons, and a friendly atmosphere for musicians, conveniently located at 742 W. 20th Street (between Shepherd & Durham) in the Houston Heights.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Sponsored by Zebra Properties of Re/Max Metro. Zebra properties is owned and operated by local personality Amy Lynch Kolflat, (www.amyzebra.com) artist of the famed Zebra Mobile Art Car. Zebra properties is your real estate team for the greater Houston area specializing in the Heights and inner loop.

Mitch Burman is available for press and media interviews.

To schedule an interview with Mitch Burman kindly contact Renee at your convenience by telephone at 832.364.0356 or via email: renee@charmingweb.com – You may also contact Mitch Burman directly on his cell phone 832.524.6184.

HOUSTON STRINGED INSTRUMENT REPAIR SHOP TO OPEN IN THE HEIGHTS
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