Choosing a Professional Instrument Repair Shop

Local Retail Guitar Stores Repair Technicians 

You can take one of your “Guitar Babies” to one of two businesses:
 

  1. A business that specializes in guitar maintenance, a “Guitar Hospital”

  2. A retail music store that has an internal repair shop open to the public
     

In-store shops are risky as the threshold of competency is generally very low.

If this is all you have, please ask the ten questions in this blog, and get a feel if you wish to take the risks.


If the tech is hesitant or not willing to completely
answer the questions, and end the call:


“Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid”

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Local Speciality Business Guitar Technicians 

Guitar retail stores can be a convenient place to do the maintenance that you should be doing yourself: The Basics.

My recommendation is to use the information provided to create a relationship with a Musical Instrument Repair and Maintenance Shop that specializes in Acoustic, Electric, and Electric Bass Guitar maintenance and repair.

Do not give your babies to any guitar repair shop,
unless you have received a good “Vibe from them

How to get that "Good Vibe" from a Guitar Repair Shop Candidate

  1. Research your area

    1. Guitar Technicians, and Musical Instrument Repair Shops

    2. Create a list of the three that you get a good vibe about simply with the information on the Web
       

  2. Create a shortlist of candidates
     

  3. Ask fellow guitar players, music store employees, guitar instructors, and friends that have guitar-playing friends for references. See if their recommendations are on your research’s shortlist.
     

  4. Contact the businesses on your shortlist
     

  5. Ask to speak to the OWNER, not an employee tech

    1. An employee will be fine once you clear the choice as your selection

    2. If you are unable to speak to the owner in a reasonable amount of time, scratch that institution off your list
       

  6. Look for businesses that actually answer the phone

    1. If you leave a message and do not get a call in a 24-hour period, leave a second messaging explaining that you are looking for a personalized guitar tech for ALL your future guitar work

    2. If you do not get a call back in another 24-hour period, scratch that institution off your list

Guitar retail stores can be a convenient place to do the maintenance that you should be doing yourself: The Basics.

My recommendation is to use the information provided to create a relationship with a Musical Instrument Repair and Maintenance Shop that specializes in Acoustic, Electric, and Electric Bass Guitar maintenance and repair.


Do not give your babies to any guitar repair shop,
unless you have received a good “Vibe from them