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, 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
[Ome Minstrel Banjo]Ome Minstrel Banjo

If you're looking for a fantastic clawhammer banjo, look no further. This open-back American made banjo plays and sounds great!

Features hand-stained curly maple neck and shell, S-scooped ebony fingerboard (25.5" scale), aged brass har...

[Martin 000-18]Martin 000-18


Another like-new Martin that has barely been played. The 000-18 features Solid Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back & sides. The 24.9" scale length and 1.75" nut make for an easy playing guitar.

Original Hardshell Cas...

[Martin D-28]Martin D-28


Just traded in, this practically new Martin has barely been played. On the first strum, the deep, rich tone reminds you why the D-28 is still a classic. Constructed of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce to...

[Eastman AC422CE]Eastman AC422CE

The AC-422CE is a Grand Auditorium size, so it has some of the qualities of a smaller bodied guitar while still delivering the volume, punch, and bass of a dreadnaught. The solid Sitka Spruce top and rosewood back and sides give the guitar excepti...

[Eastman E20OM]Eastman E20OM

With solid rosewood back and sides and a solid Adirondack spruce top, the Eastman E20OM has amazing dynamic range. OM’s are articulate and comfortable to play due to their reduced body depth. It has a well-balanced tone that's suitable for fi...