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At The Better Fret, we specialize in period appropriate repair and restoration for all fretted and violin family instruments.

  Though we primarily work on acoustic instruments, we also diagnose and repair problems with electric guitars and pickup systems on any instrument.

Stringed instrument repair services include:

  • Instrument set-up to ensure optimal playability, tone and volume

  • Warranty work and maintenance

  • Neck resets, refrets, nuts, saddles and adjustments

  • Crack repairs and finish work

  • Acoustic stringed instrument upgrades and replacement parts

  • Adding pickups and electronics to acoustic instruments

  • Electric guitar repairs, modifications and upgrades such as tremolo installs and pickup swapping

  • Vintage stringed instrument restorations, specializing in vintage mandolins and guitars.

  • Banjo repair and setup, as well as hollowbody/archtop guitar and mandolins

We are a Taylor authorized factory service and warranty center.


The quality of our instrument repair and support is one of the things that differentiates us from stringed instrument dealers and you can be assured your instrument repairs will be carried out as if the instruments were our own.

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