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 Washburn 1115]1916 Washburn 1115

A piece of history, and it even plays good.

This is a Washburn Model 1915 Style 1115. Its serial number is 38385, which by my research and guessing dates it to around 1916. It has Brazilian Rosewood on the back, sides, fingerboard and...

[1950 Gibson L-48]1950 Gibson L-48

Very nice 1950 Gibson L-48 archtop. The only parts that are not original are the tuner knobs and 3 frets that we replaced. Truss rod is very responsive and the guitar plays cleanly all the way up with action at 3/64" on the treble and 5/64" on ...

[1966 Gibson J-50 ADJ]1966 Gibson J-50 ADJ

Here's a 1966 J-50 (ADJ) in fantastic shape for its age.

This was sent in with a top crack that had been poorly repaired, leaving a dark line from the bridge all the way down the top. We cut that out and splined in a piece of spruce ...

[2000 Taylor W15]2000 Taylor W15


Stunning pearl inlay accents the awesome tone of Claro Walnut in this jumbo guitar.

This guitar was recently traded in with a cracked heel. We repaired the heel and while we had the bolts out went ahead and got the nec...

[Furch Blue GC-CM]Furch Blue GC-CM

Furch's new rebranded model line! The Blue line features an open-pore finish, which is particularly thin and really lets the wood speak, voiced top, and all solid wood. This is a Grand Concert size in American Red Cedar and African Mahogany. ...