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
[1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo]1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo

This is a retopped guitar. If you're looking for a perfect, all original instrument, you need to look elsewhere. If you want a fantastic playing and sounding guitar with all the character of a 50s Gibson for half the price, this may be the one...

[2005 Bozung Vintage 'Bone]2005 Bozung Vintage 'Bone


This is one of the few Bozung guitars that have passed through the shop, and it is an excellent one. Mahogany back and sides are paired with a Red Spruce top. It has a powerful, punchy bass with clear midrange, and an amazing sus...

[2017 Martin 00-15M]2017 Martin 00-15M


This is a great sounding little guitar. The all Mahogany body gives it a nice warm tone.

The only visible wear is on the bass side, lower bout, where someone's arm has lightly polished the matte finish to a higher shee...

[1963 Gibson Hummingbird]1963 Gibson Hummingbird


First off, this is a refinished guitar. It came to our shop stripped poorly with no binding, and the neck out with a box of parts. It's been in the shop for several years, and we spent time fixing it up during slower periods. W...

[1956 Gibson ES 125]1956 Gibson ES 125

This is a nice 1956 Gibson ES-125. Plays great, with the action at 5/64" on the treble and 6/64" on the bass. Classic tone from the P-90.

At some point, someone converted this guitar to left-handed, including moving the pickguard to ...