Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair

[banjo headstock] Welcome to Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair. Our shop, located on the side of a mountain near Sparta, TN, offers professional quality repair and restoration of fretted instruments such as guitars, banjos, mandolins, etc. Electric guitar repair, setups and electronics are a specialty.

We are an authorized warranty repair center for Fender, Takamine and Ovation, and are a dealer for several high quality musical instruments including guitars made by Eastman, Stonebridge/Furch, Huss & Dalton, and J.W. Gallagher & Son. We stock Eastman and Kentucky mandolins, Flinthill, Huss & Dalton, Stelling, and Ome banjos as well as McSpadden lap dulcimers and Dusty Strings hammer dulcimers.

We stock fretted instrument accessories, tuners by Korg and Peterson, strings for most fretted instruments and instructional and reference books and videos.

Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair
400 Firetower Road
Sparta, TN 38583-3746
9am - 5pm Monday-Friday
10am - 2pm Saturday

Our Latest 5 instruments. See our Products page to see the full list.
Name Description Price
[Furch D22TSR SGI Collection]Furch D22TSR SGI Collection

This Furch D22TSR sounds amazing! The torrefied sitka spruce top combines excellently with the Indian Rosewood back and sides. This guitar is one of Furch's SGI collection guitars, featuring high gloss finish, tortoise binding, ebony fingerboa...

[1999 Huss & Dalton DM]1999 Huss & Dalton DM

Fantastic playing and sounding old Huss and Dalton guitar. Mahogany back and sides, and was ordered with the Flat top option, which boosts the bass response somewhat. A Fishman Matrix Infinity was installed at some point, and is fully function...

[2016 Martin 000-14 Fret Custom Shop]2016 Martin 000-14 Fret Custom Shop


The rich, warm tone of this Martin perfectly complements the visually beautiful sunburst.

Essentially a 14 Fret 000-18, this guitar was built in the Martin Custom shop to Wildwood specs, including the "progressively scallope...

[Furch G20CM-C]Furch G20CM-C


This G20CM-C is a Grand Auditorium size guitar from Furch's Millenium line. It's got the bare-bones level of appointments, but the sound is anything but bare-bones. The Cedar top and Mahogany back and sides give it a rich, warm ...

[Gallagher G70]Gallagher G70

This is a brand new Gallagher G-70 Dreadnought. It features a Sitka Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Tonally, it has rich, deep lows and a sparkling high end. It has a modern fast-feeling neck with a distinctive "V" profile. It ...