Repair Shop

You're invited to bring in quality instruments for repair, restoration, and setup. The repair shop is open by appointment, Monday through Friday, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Restorations and repairs are where we started in the early 1960s, and structural integrity and proper playability are still where we start with every instrument we offer for sale.

Having over fifty years of experience repairing and rebuilding better-quality instruments for our customers, professional and amateur alike, and working with various major guitar companies (Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Gibson, Guild, etc.) and designing and hand-building custom guitars, gives us a unique perspective on what makes an instrument something you'll want to keep forever.

Understanding how guitars work and why they behave the way they do enables our world-renowned in-house service department to cover fine acoustic and electric instruments. It allows us to see that every instrument we work on meets the highest standards and will be "gig ready" with no surprises.


"...thank you for the work on my old 000-18. The sound sparkles like I cannot recall it ever having done so. And the joinery! I know mahogany isn’t always the easiest to work with, but the repair work is flawless and an inspiration. Thank you!"  -  Rick, United Kingdom


"I just wanted to begin by expressing how much I appreciate the exceptional work that you did on my 1971 Guild D-40 last year. It was a restoration and visual transformation far beyond what others are capable of, and for that I am truly grateful.” - Bill,  New Jersey


"As always, you're a pleasure to work with. Thanks." - Kevin, New York


"Fabulous! Wonderful sound, terrific playability and beautiful to behold - thank you for working this out for me." - Dick, Massachusetts


"I have been playing and rediscovering the sound of my Martin, it's incredible!! It sounds fantastic and it's a testament to you and your team. There is a reason why your name is synonymous with quality. My Martin shines again." - Charlie, New York


"Wow… such a joy to play this instrument with your fret adjustments and pickup installation." - Bill, New Jersey  


"I brought in my beloved Martin, had a crack on the top as well as a separation of the back from the sides.  Matt’s shop, magicians that they are, fixed everything with virtually no evidence of the cracks, and the guitar plays better than ever and sounds great.  I don't know how they did it." - Guy, New York


"Just a quickie email to let you know the Guild 12 string is just fantastic. It never sounded so loud before with such great tone. And it plays so easily now. Thanks for getting it done so fast." - Frank, New York