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
[Grainger Stringbender Tele]Grainger Stringbender Tele


One of a handful of electric guitars that Jim built in the 1990's. This one features a birdseye maple neck, Swamp ash body, Seymour Duncan pickups, and a Parsons/White B-Bender. It just went through the shop for some setup work an...

[Huss & Dalton OM Custom]Huss & Dalton OM Custom

Huss & Dalton's standard OM appointments, built with the "flat-top" construction method for extra power and projection, with a "Sinker" Redwood top, and Cocobolo back and sides. This guitar is bold and loud in volume with excellent sustain. The...

[Huss & Dalton TD-M Custom]Huss & Dalton TD-M Custom

Powerful and loud! This Huss & Dalton has volume in spades! Thermo-cured Sitka spruce top, with beautiful figured mahogany back and sides. (I tried to get some decent photos, but dark wood under a high-gloss finish is difficult: I should h...

[2009 Taylor T3/B]2009 Taylor T3/B


This Taylor T3/B features a strikingly beautiful quilted maple top, and the wood has this amazing 3-dimensional look to it as you move the guitar around. It's standard for a Taylor T3/B in every other way. Humbucking pickups, Big...

[1966 Martin D-18]1966 Martin D-18

This is a very nice Martin D-18. 1966 was the last full year that Martin used the T-bar neck support, and I think that bar really adds something that the later guitars lack when they switched to the hollow neck support. The bridge and finger...