South Coast Guitar Repair is a full service guitar repair shop located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Centrally located on the south coast of Massachusetts, South Coast Guitar Repair services New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Mattapoisett, Acushnet, Marion, Rochester, Wareham, Providence, Cape Cod, South Shore, and the greater Boston area.
I have 25+ years in instrument repair and restoration. I am a certified Guitar Technician and Luthier, educated at Vermont Instrument School of Lutherie. I work on acoustic, classical, electric, 6 string, 12 string, mandolins, ukeleles, banjos, and bass guitars. I’ve repaired many makes including Martin, Gibson, Gretsch, Larson Brothers (Maurer, Stahl), Guild, McAlister, Fender, Taylor, Takamine, Washburn, Lowden, Santa Cruz, Sadowsky, Yanuziello, Collings, Rockbridge, Ovation, Hofner, Hamer, Paul Reed Smith, Seagull, G&L, Godin, Musicman, Peavey, Danelectro, Larrivee, Yamaha, Rickenbacker, Harmony (and other Harmony aliases) Alvarez, Ibanez, BC Rich, ESP, Black Machine, Charvel, and Jackson.
I offer repairs ranging from a custom set up to neck resets, full fret jobs, and all electronic work, completing each job to YOUR specs. You will receive one on one attention where we will discuss your playing styles, musical tastes, and expectations for your instrument. I also offer guitar restoration (or resurrection), bringing value, aesthetics, and playability back to vintage guitars. Some of my customers buy and sell guitars on eBay and craigslist. Many times, I will advise them of certain pitfalls before their purchase and let them know what repairs are needed to restore the guitar. I really enjoy bringing guitars back from the grave and many times these internet purchases need some assistance.
In addition to my repair business, I also build custom acoustic guitars that are both beautiful and a joy to play. I am trained in modern lutherie techniques, and I offer wood based on its uniqueness and tonal qualities. I am currently building in small (L-00) and medium (modified OM) models. Check out my guitars atwww.shimalaguitars.com and schedule a consultation for your custom build. I am also employed at Connor Guitars where Steve Connor builds some of the finest classical guitars in the world. Check them out www.connorguitars.com I feel privileged to be a part of his traditional yet innovative shop, which definitely influences my techniques.
Being a musician, I understand time apart from your favorite guitar. I strive to get most jobs back in a couple days if not quicker. I will always closely evaluate your guitar and inform you of the options (including price and length of job) before you decide to let go of your baby.