The Matt Umanov Repair Shop

You're invited to bring in quality instruments for repair, restoration, and setup. The repair department is open, by appointment, Mon-Fri from Noon to 5PM. Please email to for an appointment.

Restorations and repairs are where we started, in the early 1960s, and structural integrity and proper playability are still where we start with every instrument we offer for sale in our store, regardless of whether it is vintage or new.

Having over fifty years of experience repairing and rebuilding better-quality instruments for our customers, professional and amateur alike, and working with various major guitar companies (Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Gibson, Guild etc.) and designing and hand-building custom guitars, gives us a unique perspective on what makes an instrument something you'll want to keep forever.

Understanding how guitars work and why they behave the way they do enables our world-renowned in-house service department to cover fine acoustic and electric instruments, and allows us to see to it that every instrument we work on meets the highest standards and will be "gig ready", with no surprises.


"Just a quickie email to let you know the Guild 12 string is just fantastic. It never sounded so loud before with such great tone. And it plays so easily now. Thanks for getting it done so fast."     Frank - New York, NY