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
[Carvin X50B Half Stack]Carvin X50B Half StackGreat sounding 50 watt tube amp with reverb and a 4x12 cabinet. 550.00
[1976 Fender Twin Reverb]1976 Fender Twin ReverbClean old 70's Twin reverb. Master volume and 135 watt clean machine. Appears to be mostly original. 1 speaker has been replaced with a Utah.899.00
[1967 Fender Band Master]1967 Fender Band MasterVery nice old blackface head. Has been recently recapped (not by me). Sounds fantastic! 999.00
[1964 Martin 0-16NY]1964 Martin 0-16NY


The perfect couch guitar! The slotted headstock and 12-fret body give this guitar a voice that is bigger than its physical size implies.

This lovely 1964 Martin 0-16NY features Mahogany back and sides and a Spruce top wi...

[1977 Martin D-19]1977 Martin D-19


Very nice sounding and playing 1977 Martin D-19. Mahogany back and sides and sitka spruce top with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The D-19 is very similar to a D-18, but has a D-28 style rosette around the soundhole, and the...