About Repairs

We've been repairing, restoring and modifying stringed and fretted instruments since 1973. This includes everything from well set up and adjustment, to neck resets, and major structural repairs, building and modicifation that encompasses fretted and viol family instruments. If you have something thats needs attention, bring it on by for an estimate. Here is a look at projects in the last year. Recent Work...

Set ups

If your instrument is not set up - it cannot really be played. "Action" must be within a tolerance in order to "fret" correctly (be in tune) and feel good to play. All stringed and fretted instruments "wander" from their original factory adjustment over time, and moves across the country will exacerbate the situation. Adjustments on guitars vary with type, make, style and model (electric, acoustic, classical etc.). Getting a guitar set up properly is not rocket science, but it is "right" it is heaven! We love doing it and we are pretty darn good at it. Come on in with your obstreperous guitar, mandolin, violin or banjo and we'll make it behave and "be all that it can be".

Electrifying your acoustic guitar

Things have come a long way from the old in sound-hole D'Armond pickup. We install Fishman and LR Baggs systems. Both companies make a variety of systems for guitar, mandolin, and viol family instruments. Its easy to amplify an acoustic instrument. It is a little trickier to actually make an acoustic instrument sound good! Depends on budget, application, and what instrument you want to modify. Bring in you instrument for a consultation and test drive these systems at HSI!

Restoration

Older instruments, attic treasures and family heirlooms can often be brought back to a state of grace with the proper attention and repair. Bring these lost children in to find out if we can make them sing again. Sometimes even very simple instruments made 75 to 100 years exhibit a quality and craftsmanship that is not easily found in the modern factories.

Restoration Viol Family

Older instruments, attic treasures and family heirlooms can often be brought back to a state of grace with the proper attention and repair. We also do repairs on viol family instruments from adjustments to major structural repairs. Sometimes even very simple instruments made 75 to 100 years exhibit a quality and craftsmanship that is not easily found in the modern factories.

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