NASHVILLE GUITAR REPAIR MASTERLIST

Brick & Mortar Dedicated Shops

This is a list of the actual brick and mortar shops you can visit in the Nashville area.
Shop / Owner NamePrimary Contact / Website>Address: Location:
Blues Vintage GuitarsWEBSITE212 McGavock Pk., Nashville 37214Donelson
British AudioWEBSITE5343 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 37209West Nashville
Caldwell GuitarsWEBSITE933 Woodland St., Nashville, 37206East Nashville / 5 Points
Corner MusicWEBSITE3048 Dickerson Pk., Nashville 37207Nashville / Dickerson Pk and Ewing
Eastside Music SupplyWEBSITE2915 Gallatin Pk., Nashville 37216East Nashville / Trinity and Gallatin Pk
Fanny’s House of MusicWEBSITE1101 Holly St., Nashville 37206East Nashville / 5 Points
Forrest YorkWEBSITE123 E. Main St., Murfreesboro 37130Murfreesboro
Jack’s GuitarcheologyWEBSITE107 Public Sq., Lebanon 37087Lebanon
Music City Vintage GuitarsWEBSITE2817 Azalea Place, Berry Hill, TN 37204
Nashville / Berry Hill
Nashville New and UsedWEBSITE4876 Nolensville Pk. Nashville 37211Nashville / Nolensville Pk
New Vintage MusicWEBSITE1202 Coreland Dr. Unit C, Madison 37115Madison

Dedicated Repair Shops

These are the talented technicians and luthiers in the area. Most of these fine folks work from their homes or private workshops. You can reach out to them directly to schedule an appointment. Addresses are listed for brick and mortar locations.
Shop / Owner NamePrimary Contact / WebsiteContact(s)Address:Location:Description / Specialties: Banjos?Resonators?Mandolins?
Acreman GuitarsWEBSITELance Acreman1606 4th Ave. N
Nashville 37208
GermantownWe work on all stringed instruments. Nothing too big or too small. We do all lines of work. Pickup installs, setups, mods, bridge and neck sets, and custom builds.
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Antimatter GuitarsINSTAGRAMTaylor JonesMadisonFull repair shop and touring rig builds with an eye for detail.
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Bluesman VintageWEBSITEJohn Scott4922 Port Royal Rd.,
Ste B1
Spring Hill 37174
Spring HillWe work on anything with strings. Mandolins, dobros, banjos are also welcome. Offering all types of repair, including restoration and finishing.
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Bonaventure GuitarsWEBSITENick StrattonGallatinRepair and custom build shop, specialized in electrics but will also do setups/fretwork/refrets and light repair work on acoustics (no neck resets). I also take on restoration work on a case by case basis.
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Bonneville RestorationsINSTAGRAMRoland “Lindz” MckayHendersonvilleFull service guitar repair and refinish work, as well as custom builds.
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Clown FarmINSTAGRAMRichie KirkpatrickEast Nashville / ParkwoodGuitar setups and basic repairs, refrets, musical electronics repairs.
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Cofer GuitarsINSTAGRAMWade CoferMadisonFull service guitar repair specializing in refrets and pickup rewinds.
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Cwinn StringsINSTAGRAMChad WinnEast Nashville / 5 PointsSetups, structural repair and electronics.
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Delgado GuitarsWEBSITEManuel Delgado919 Gallatin Ave #10
Nashville 37206
East Nashville In business since 1928, three generations going on four. We build over 45 different types of string instruments and can repair or setup anything with strings that you can carry in. Our prices are very fair and experience is unmatched.
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Eliot Pride Guitar RepairINSTAGRAMEliot PrideEast Nashville / Shelby ParkFretwork, wiring, nuts/saddles and other routine maintenance for well-played guitars. “High class repair for low brow guitarists.”
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Engebretson GuitarsWEBSITEErik EngebretsonHendersonvilleAcoustic and electric guitars/also specializing in mandolins. Minoring in banjos and dobros. Contact for pro setups and bigger jobs/restorations based on availability.
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Gearld StricklandINSTAGRAMGearld StricklandNashville AreaFull service guiar repair. Acoustic neck resets, refrets, bridge reglues, structural repairs.
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Glaser InstrumentsFACEBOOKNick Drushel434 E. Iris Dr.
Nashville 37204
Berry HillRepair and restoration shop for stringed instruments providing service for over 35 years.
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Green Guitar ProjectINSTAGRAMSean PadenWedgewood-HoustonSame day setups by appointment, refrets, custom parts/pickguards, CNC fabrication.
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Guitar MillWEBSITEMario Martin / Ryan Davis407 W. Lytle St
Murfreesboro 37130
MurfreesboroVintage, high end restorations, vintage-correct nitro refinishing, locally made custom F-style bodies and necks, refrets and any major luthiery, primarily electric.
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Jack’s GuitarcheologyWEBSITEJack Brunson107 Public Sq
Lebanon 37087
LebanonSetups, restorations, “Budget Vintage”, electronics, cracks & breaks, headstock repairs, light modding & partscasters, rubber bridges, all basic maintenance and minor repairs. NO refrets or resets.
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Jake Clements LambINSTAGRAMJake LambEast NashvilleFull service guitar repair specializing in acoustic neck resets and bridge lifts. No finish work other than touchup related to structural repairs.
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John WilliamsWEBSITEJohn WilliamsNashville / ClarksvillePickup repair/rewinds, electronics, setups, custom builds.
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Kelly ButlerINSTAGRAMKelly ButlerFranklinSetups, pickup swaps, general electronics work, fretwork.
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Matt Knowles Guitar ServicesINSTAGRAMMatt KnowlesEast Nashville / InglewoodFull service guitar and bass repair. I love to do precision setups for any player and understand the intracies and nuances of many different playing styles. I will cater each setup to suit what the player wants out of their instrument. If you shred, I’m your guy. Also specialize in pickup/electronic wiring, fretwork/refrets.
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ModMan GuitarWEBSITERoger Dugger1319B 51st Ave. N
Nashville, TN
West NashvilleSince 1998, Roger Dugger has been outfitting professional and home musicians alike with the setup of their dreams from his workshop in historic West Nashville.
Offering setups, fret level/recrown/polish, pickup installation/replacement, refrets, amp repair, and custom work
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Music City Vintage GuitarsWEBSITEGearld Strickland2817 Azalea Place,
Berry Hill, TN 37204
Nashville / Berry HillAll fretted instrument repairs
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Nashville Guitar CompanyWEBSITEMarty LanhamEast Nashville / InglewoodCustom guitar building and vintage restoration.
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Nekoda InstrumentsINSTAGRAMDaren GallmanManchester (Nashville pickup)Restoration/repair. Primarily acoustic, neck resets, compression refrets, new bridges, cracks, structural.
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One Louder Guitar ServiceWEBSITEEddie Heinzelman4111 Hillsboro Pike
Suite 206
Nashville 37215
Green HillsSetups, electronics, fretwork, structural repairs.
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Plank CustomsINSTAGRAMChris PlankHendersonvilleFull service instrument setups and repair.
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Rhett’s Frets LLCINSTAGRAMRhett Harris122 Dominic Circle
Murfreesboro 37130
MurfreesboroSetups, pickup installs, electronics work, pickup rewinds, bridge reglues, refrets, bone nuts/saddles. I offer pickup and delivery for a mileage fee and some in home/studio setups.
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S Connell Guitar RepairWEBSITESpencer ConnellWest NashvilleGuitar and bass repair and restoration. Full service specializing in acoustic restoration/neck resets/fret work.
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Sam’s Guitars and RepairsWEBSITESam BurkeEast Nashville / Shelby ParkSpecialize in guitar setups, electronics repair, crack repairs, acoustic bridge reglue, nuts/saddles, and touchup paint work. Also provides mobile services/house calls for clients at their home/studio.
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Scale Model GuitarsWEBSITEDave JohnsonDonelsonFull service guitar repair with a focus on vintage instruments and refrets.
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Stage Right RepairsINSTAGRAMMarshall and ReneNashville AreaQuick-turnaround guitar repair pop-up staffed by experienced touring techs. Specializing in setups, simple electronics repairs, anything that can be done in a few hours.
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String Theory Guitar Repair LLCWEBSITEThom AbellMt. JulietMy specialties are custom wiring, fret jobs, complicated hardware installations, meticulous, master built quality parts guitar “builds”. I also handmake some really nice, super low capacitance instrument and mic cables at my company within my company, Abell Cable. I do everything but finishes and finish repair.
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TonebenchWEBSITEDennis GaebelDonelsonAll types of repairs, but I don’t do high end restorations.
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Working Order GuitarsINSTAGRAMMatthew StewardEast Nashville / InglewoodRepair shop focused on guitar and bass setups, fretjobs, electronics, structural and finish repair, mods.
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Zach RickardINSTAGRAMZach RickardNashville AreaSpecializes in realistic wear and distress, hand-cut finish checking, and refretting to create a custom instrument that feels, looks, and plays like a high-end vintage guitar.
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Amplifier Repair

These are the local amplifier builders and repair techs in the area.
Shop / Owner NamePrimary Contact / WebsiteContact(s)Address:Location:
British Audio Service, Inc.WEBSITEAmplifier Dept. 5343 Charlotte Ave., Suite B
Nashville 37209
West Nashville
Dale AmpsINSTAGRAMElad ShapiroMadison
Eastside Music SupplyWEBSITEZan Greene2915 Gallatin Pike
Nashville 37216
East Nashville / Trinity & Gallatin Pk
Hime AmplificationWEBSITEJeff Hime / Nick Rose2127 Utopia Ave.
Nashville 37211
Wedgewood-Houston
Magnetic FluxINSTAGRAMJon CapitoAntioch
ModMan GuitarWEBSITERoger Dugger1319B 51st Ave. N
Nashville, TN
West Nashville
Nashville Amplifier Service, LLCWEBSITETodd Sharp2616 Grandview Ave.
Nashville 37211
Woodbine

Pedal Repair and Customization

Here are your local pedal builders and technicians.
Shop / Owner NamePrimary Contact / WebsiteContact(s)Location:Address:
HaggtronixWEBSITEPaul HaggardAntioch / South Nashville

Not on this list and think you should be? 

A SUBMITTED APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE ADDED TO THE LIST. This list is vetted and curated by the other members of the list. Since the list was created as a tool for referrals, we will only add people whose work we would recommend and reserve the right to deny anyone we do not see as a good fit for this professional network.
 
Reasons we might omit an entity from the list include, but are not limited to: poor quality work, disagreeability, poor customer service, geographic distance, inexperience in the industry, and / or any manner of unprofessionalism. 
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