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
[1981 Yamaha FG-351SB]1981 Yamaha FG-351SB

This striking Yamaha FG-351SB hails from 1981. It's loosely copied after a Gibson Hummingbird, with large fingerboard inlays, stenciled pickguard and a beautiful cherry sunburst finish. In excellent condition, it does have a few minor dings and de...

[Eastman AC922CE]Eastman AC922CE

This is an amazing instrument, and the price cannot be beat! Indian Rosewood back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top, 3-piece laminated neck, Mother of pearl trim all over the top, sound port(!) and armrest bevel. The sustain on this guitar is huge...

[Huss & Dalton DM Custom]Huss & Dalton DM Custom

This is Huss & Dalton's standard DM model, with a Thermo-cured Sitka spruce top. Great tone that sounds fantastic with bluegrass, rock and fingerstyle!

Tweed Hardshell Case included

[2018 Martin D-18]2018 Martin D-18


We just had this practically brand new Martin D-18 traded in, and it is a nice one. Steve got the setup just perfect, so it nearly plays itself. It's a standard new D-18, with Sitka top and Mahogany back and sides.


[1964 Gibson RB-180]1964 Gibson RB-180

A fine example of Gibson's response to the "Folk Boom" of the 60s. This is a Long neck banjo, similar to the Vega that Pete Seeger played. The RB-180 features a Mastertone tone ring, heavy plywood shell in a black finish, bound fingerboard, ...