The Matt Umanov Repair Shop

You're invited to bring in quality instruments for repair, restoration, and setup. The repair department is open, by appointment, Mon-Fri from 1PM to 4PMPlease email us at 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, and allows us to see to it that every instrument we work on meets the highest standards and will be "gig ready", with no surprises.


"The Martin OM30DB-PD arrived today. Beautiful guitar and it is an honor to buy such a great instrument from someone who is such a part of music history and lore."   Wesley - Florida

"The guitar far exceeds my expectations! Thank you again!"   Dan - New York, NY


"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, NY

"Guitar arrived in great shape on Thursday. Outstanding packing job."   Tom - California

"I settled into the Les Paul today. There are no words for how much I love this guitar. I'm not adjusting anything - the set up permits perfectly pitched searing bends in places that made all my other guitars very jealous!"   Jay - New York, NY


"Fender Jazz Bass is alive and safe in CA. Thank you again. It is pristine, gorgeous and its voice is crisp and clear! Set up is perfect!"   Stephen - California

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

"The LP covers are perfect. Hey man, thanks again for treating a very small customer like a big customer."   Graham - Ohio

"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, NY


"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, NY