Plek is almost like an MRI machine and a CNC Robot in one. Plek scans your instrument fretboard and strings while tuned up to pitch. It gives us a very detailed look at what is going on and what can be done to make your guitar, bass, etc... play the best it possibly can.

This computer controlled device scans instruments under actual playing conditions - strung and tuned to pitch - and performs all functions around that data. This is a major breakthrough, as this work was done manually without strings tuned up in the past. This is much more accurate than a jig that simulates string tension, as well.

We had experience with fret dressing and setting up thousands of instruments by hand. With Plek, 13th Street Guitars can deliver even better work than we could ever imagine. We were skeptical of this new technology, like many people are, but once we really came to understand the measurements and processes it's capable of - We are now believers. Plek makes us better than we were, and we were already very good at what we do. We have processed several hundred guitars since getting the machine. The results have been fantastic. We are so spoiled by it, we don't want to play anything that hasn't been Plek'd.

Please come down and play some instruments that have been Plek'd to see the difference for yourself!

 

Here's some of the notable players who have had their instruments Plek'd at 13th Street Guitars lately:

Doug Wimbish - Bass Legend - Living Colour, The Sugar Hill Gang, Mick Jagger, James Brown, Seal, Mos Def, etc

Doug Wimbish - Bass Legend - Living Colour, The Sugar Hill Gang, Mick Jagger, James Brown, Seal, Mos Def, etc

Brooks Wackerman - Avenged Sevenfold, Solo Artist

Brooks Wackerman - Avenged Sevenfold, Solo Artist

Bryan Beller - Bass for Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dethklok, The Aristocrats (with Guthrie Govan)

Bryan Beller - Bass for Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dethklok, The Aristocrats (with Guthrie Govan)

Randy Bradbury - Pennywise

Randy Bradbury - Pennywise

Noodles - The Offspring

CJ Ramone - The Ramones

Wayne Sermon - Imagine Dragons

Wayne Sermon - Imagine Dragons

Joe Escalante - The Vandals - Sweet and Tender Hooligans

Joe Escalante - The Vandals - Sweet and Tender Hooligans

Steve Soto - Adolescents, Agent Orange, Manic Hispanic

Steve Soto - Adolescents, Agent Orange, Manic Hispanic

Rose Deocampo - Cowgirls From Hell (all girl Pantera Tribute), Infinite Death

Rose Deocampo - Cowgirls From Hell (all girl Pantera Tribute), Infinite Death

Diego Verdusco - Ill Nino

Diego Verdusco - Ill Nino

MLB Slugger & Guitarist Mark Trumbo

MLB Slugger & Guitarist Mark Trumbo

Joe Morgan - Morgan Amplification

Joe Morgan - Morgan Amplification

Nils Akkerman - founding member of The Vandals, Anarchy Taco

Nils Akkerman - founding member of The Vandals, Anarchy Taco

Dave Nassie - Willie Nelson Family, No Use for a Name, Bleeding Through

Dave Nassie - Willie Nelson Family, No Use for a Name, Bleeding Through

Dan Root - Adolescents - CJ Ramone

Dan Root - Adolescents - CJ Ramone

Flashback Heart Attack (80's Tribute)

Jordan Griffin - Them Evils

Jordan Griffin - Them Evils

Trevor Green - Cole Clark Artist, World Touring Solo Performer

Trevor Green - Cole Clark Artist, World Touring Solo Performer

Christy Lichtenstein - Spector Artist, Studio Session Bassist

Christy Lichtenstein - Spector Artist, Studio Session Bassist