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
[1916 Gibson A Mandolin]1916 Gibson A Mandolin


Here's a nice piece of history. Nice low, open sound typical of a good oval hole mandolin. Plays great, and the neck is nice and straight.

The condition is excellent, but we refinished this instrument back several years...

[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...

[Gold Star GF-100JD]Gold Star GF-100JD

These JD Crowe model Gold Star banjos may be the most banjo for the money I have seen in a long time. Beautiful warm tone from the mahogany neck and resonator, and plenty of volume to cut through. This banjo is an exact copy of the banjo JD Cr...

[2000 Larrivee DV-05]2000 Larrivee DV-05


This Twenty year old Larrivee has barely been played! The lady that traded it in said it was just too big for her. Hopefully it will be just the right size for you.

Cutaway dreadnaught with sitka spruce top and nice m...