Repairs & Custom Builds
In-Person or Video Chat
Use the calendar to schedule your appointment at my office or remote video chat. Appointments are 15-20 minutes and always FREE! We can talk about any current repair or setup issues, or discuss your future custom build.
• Setup & Maintenance
• Repair & Restoration
• Electronics & Troubleshooting
• Tone Enhancement
• Tuning & Intonation Problems
• Custom Builds
Available Dates Are Highlighted
Location details will be included with your confirmation email.
I limit our availability based on the repair load. This helps us stay on schedule. I also limit repairs to build.
I only work on FRETTED STRING INSTRUMENTS... mandolins, banjos, basses, guitars, etc. I do not work on amps, violins, any horns, brass or woodwinds.
Setups and easy jobs take 1-2 weeks. Structural repair work is usually 3-5 weeks. Restoration jobs can take a few months or longer. Visit the repair page for more info.
I do not offer a rush option anymore. Occasionally it's possible with setup work.
Yes, absolutely! I'm happy to do your assessment by video chat for any reason. I cannot make official quotes on screen, but it's a great way to get a rough estimate and start the conversation. I usually use Google Meet for these appointments. Just make a note when scheduling.
I occasionally accept instrument shipped for repairs or modifications. The added cost of shipping both ways is about $180 when all said and done. We only recommend this for guitars worth the effort and for jobs worth the added expense.