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
[1966 Martin D-18]1966 Martin D-18

This is a very nice Martin D-18. 1966 was the last full year that Martin used the T-bar neck support, and I think that bar really adds something that the later guitars lack when they switched to the hollow neck support. The bridge and finger...

[Collings MTO Mandolin]Collings MTO Mandolin


Lovely and loud! This Collings MTO mandolin features a spruce top and curly maple back and sides. Gloss finish on the top, and a satin finish on the back and sides. It has X-bracing inside. Very loud mandolin with lots of su...

[Nashville Guitar Company Mahogany ]Nashville Guitar Company Mahogany

Nashville Guitar Co #04136, From 2005. This lively guitar has Mahogany back and sides, and a split-wood top. The perfectly quartersawn Sitka on the bass side has beautiful silking, and the Adirondack on the Treble side has nice straight, tight...

[Goldstar GF-100JD]Goldstar GF-100JD

Goldstar "Bluegrass Album" banjo, endorsed by J. D. Crowe! Amazing tone and playability.

This is one of the best playing and sounding banjos we've had through here in quite a while, and is an excellent price. Come try it out and see f...

[Furch D24TSR SGI]Furch D24TSR SGI

Looks like this is the last SGI spec Torrefied Sitka/Rosewood Dreadnought that we will get, now that Furch has moved their North American headquarters to Nashville.

This is the 3rd Furch Dreadnought that has passed through our shop with ...