In April 2009, Strickland moved to Dayton and opened his own shop on East Fifth Street. Skilled at building, repairing and restoring all types of fretted instruments, he specializes in repairing broken head stocks, neck resets, bridge re-glues, cosmetic repairs and full restorations and has an outstanding national reputation for the quality of his repair work.
Strickland has been designated a Fender “Gold Level” repair technician for both acoustic and electric guitars and is certified by several other major guitar manufacturers to do warranty work on their instruments.
Gerald is a great guy and a great example of the craftsman that have always found their way to St. Anne's Hill. He follows the tradition of the early German settlers who built the neighborhood, and found a new home for his musical craftsmanship in our little corner of Dayton.
Please make sure you stop by CityFolk and say hello to Gerald. Tell them St. Anne's Hill sent you!
PS. The former director of CityFolk happened to live in St. Anne's Hill until moving to Kentucky for another position. St. Anne's Hill is the arts community of choice in Dayton!