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
[1968 Gibson B-25]1968 Gibson B-25This is a great playing small-bodied Gibson guitar! It has a spruce top with the classic 3-tone gibson sunburst that is truly iconic. Mahogany back and sides give it a nice warm tone, and it also features an adjustable rosewood bridge. There is ev...1799.00
[1964 Harmony Sovereign]1964 Harmony Sovereign

A 1964 Harmony Sovereign that was converted to X-bracing by our Steve Moore in 2015.

This great sounding guitar has been well care of, with minimal wear and tear. The guitar is quite stable, with the action much the same as when it was...

[1957 Martin D-21]1957 Martin D-21

Another great old Martin guitar! The tone on this one is clean, clear and even across all the strings.

This one is in excellent condition. It does have a good bit of play wear, but it all appears to be "honest" wear and tear. It ha...

[1946 Martin D-28]1946 Martin D-28

The last year of herringbone Martins was1946. This guitar is a fine example. The guitar is light and very responsive. The tone is the classic Martin sound that we're all searching for. There's just something about the old Brazilian Rosewood...

[1951 Gibson Southern Jumbo]1951 Gibson Southern Jumbo


With a firm projection and balanced tone, this old Gibson sounds fantastic.

Repairs are extensive, many appear quite old, but all are solid. Many braces reglued, several cracks repaired, broken headstock, jack hole in...