"Nuke has been an amazing aid for my guitar fretwork"My guitars mostly years in action and years apart needed some serious TLC. I count on the Nuke to get me back to being the best player I can be With his work it brings back years of life to a fretboard that has had some serious wear and tear.- Alan K.
"Mark (Nuke) is amazing!"He's setup two acoustic guitars for me so far, I am planning on bringing in my 12 string for him to fix. Great guy, amazing work, prices that CANNOT be beat for the level of pure awesomeness that he brings my instruments to, they never played so well, even when I first got them!!! I wish I could give him more than 5 stars, I won't be taking my guitars anywhere else... ever... If you love your instruments, you are doing them a disservice by not taking them to Nuke's.- Peter Y.
"His work is precise, sensitive and superb"I have been a client of Mark's for over two years. His work is precise, sensitive and superb. Recently I got my Ovation Adamas II back from Mark and the fretboard has never felt more righteous. I play jazz and fingerstyle professionally, so I am very particular about how I want the neck to feel. Now when I play it feels like I can efficiently and freely express myself exactly the way I want and need to. I highly recommend Mark's technical talents. I'm fairly certain that he has found a way to telepathically communicate with his clients' fingers.- Michael O.
"Finding Mark is a true blessing!"I am a songwriter and I'm in the process of recording an album with my band, Little Buffalo. I brought Mark my 1964 Gretsch Tennesean which he brought back to life, plus a tele and strat copy that I'm using for the sessions which he turned into great sounding, very playable instruments. I've been at a loss since my former guitar tech switched careers, so finding Mark is a true blessing! He's at the top of his game and super friendly and reasonable, to boot. I learn something new about guitars every time I work with him.- Eric B.
"His work is perfect"Mark has rewired and set up a couple of my guitars, a solid body and an archtop. His work is perfect. Wiring is super clean and setup is great, excellent job on frets and fretboard. Nice guy too! Would recommend him to anyone.- Lawrence H.
My name is Mark Newcomb but known to many simply as “Nuke”. A nickname I acquired decades ago as a touring guitar tech. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to work with many well known national / international artists on the road or in recording studios. The list includes:
Bad English, Motley Crue, The Cult, Lindsey Buckingham, Glenn Hughes, Gregg Allman, Pat Benatar, Stanley Clarke, Boz Scaggs, Elvis Costello, Primus, REO Speedwagon, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Buckcherry, Clint Black, Keb Mo, Herb Alpert and many others.
I’ve started Nuke’s Guitar Setups to provide top quality expert guitar setups and repairs to all guitar and bass players here in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. My shop is owned and operated by myself and dedicated to bringing all customers my personal expertise, attention, and completely focused on your particular needs and 100% satisfaction.