Repairs

 

Fretted Strings is a full-service shop for all your repair needs.

Throughout his decades of experience, Harrison has performed nearly every repair possible on all styles of acoustic and electric guitars, as well as on many other types of instruments.

Harrison has never yet turned away a repair request, even when he must invent new tools or m

ethods to complete the job.

With every repair, we do our utmost to provide a standard of impeccable quality, while working within the financial means of our customers.

Please take advantage of our complimentary diagnosis for all instrument repairs. We will present all options and prices, as well as our recommendation, up front.

 


 

The following list contains examples of typical repairs that we perform:

  • Set-ups (for optimal tone, intonation, and ease of playing)
    • Setting the action at nut and saddle
    • Adjusting saddle compensation
    • Polishing frets and fingerboard
    • Installing new strings
  • Fretwork
    • Re-finishing fretboard
    • Repairing loose frets
    • Installing and dressing new frets
  • Basic fixes
    • Fixing & finishing cracks, dents, & scratches
    • Re-gluing loose braces, bridges, fingerboards, etc.
    • Repairing or replacing nuts and saddles (bone and plastic)
    • Fixing faulty tuning machines
  • Major fixes
    • Re-gluing a broken peghead
    • Resetting the neck
    • Replacing the bridge
  • Electronic work
    • Re-soldering loose connections
    • Installing or upgrading pick-ups (on electric and acoustic guitars)
    • Eliminating humming problem

 


Example Repairs:

1943 Martin  D-18. Step-by-step pinplate & bridge repair.

1943 Martin D-18: a unique pinplate, soundboard & bridge repair job.