Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair
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.
400 Firetower Road
Sparta, TN 38583-3746
9am - 5pm Monday-Friday
10am - 2pm Saturday
|1938 Gibson J-35|
Just looking at the moderate pick wear on the top tells me that someone really loved to play this guitar.
Frets 1-9 have been replaced and the original nut has been shimmed with a thin piece of bone. This work is hardly noticeable. T...
|1938 Gibson L-00|
This is one of the cleanest prewar Gibsons that we have had pass through the shop. The guitar is completely original throughout -- no parts have been changed. One 6"-8" back crack that has been repaired some time ago, with a couple of cleats, a...
|1972 Martin D-28|
We have another Martin in stock!
Standard appointments and boomy tone that the D-28 is known for, this one sounds great! Jim Grainger scalloped the braces sometime in the 90's, and Steve Moore reset the neck in 2007. ...
|1929 Ludwig Kenmore Plectrum Banjo|
This Ludwig Kenmore is a plectrum banjo from approximately 1929 (Serial Number 6644). It features the original Planet tuners, and the original Geib case, with the Ludwig Banjos logo riveted inside the case lid.
Reminiscent of a Gibson Advanced Jumbo, this round shouldered Furch guitar has a boomy bass and clear, warm midrange. It has a Torrified sitka spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, and is part of the new SGI Collection.<...