Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair

[banjo headstock] Welcome to Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair. Our shop, located on the side of a mountain near Sparta, TN, offers professional quality repair and restoration of fretted instruments such as guitars, banjos, mandolins, etc. Electric guitar repair, setups and electronics are a specialty.

We are an authorized warranty repair center for Fender, Takamine and Ovation, and are a dealer for several high quality musical instruments including guitars made by Eastman, Huss & Dalton, and J.W. Gallagher & Son. We stock Eastman and Kentucky mandolins, Flinthill, Huss & Dalton, Stelling, and Ome banjos as well as McSpadden lap dulcimers and Dusty Strings hammer dulcimers.

We stock fretted instrument accessories, tuners by Korg and Peterson, strings for most fretted instruments and instructional and reference books and videos.

Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair
400 Firetower Road
Sparta, TN 38583-3746
9am - 5pm Monday-Friday
10am - 2pm Saturday

Our Latest 5 instruments. See our Products page to see the full list.
Name Description Price
[Huss & Dalton D-RH]Huss & Dalton D-RHThe Huss & Dalton D-RH. "A powerful dreadnought tempered with a boost to the midrange for a more balanced tonal quality. Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce are standard." Ours includes the Flat Top option, as well as Waverly tuners.3424.50
[Huss & Dalton CM Custom]Huss & Dalton CM Custom

This is a custom CM with Mahogany back and sides. This body was built by John Calkin and contains his signature in the top. Written on the top (seen in the picture through the mirror):

  • Huss & D...
  • 2400.00
    [Huss & Dalton CM]Huss & Dalton CM


    "The CM is a small body guitar with deep sides that really pack a punch! Its elegant design includes a softly bent cutaway, maple bindings, and an understated 12th fret scroll fingerboard inlay... Versatile and comfortable, the C...

    [Kalamazoo KM-21 Mandolin & Case]Kalamazoo KM-21 Mandolin & CaseThis Kalamazoo KM-21 Mandolin came into our shop with a couple of back cracks, which have been repaired. Bridge and pickguard are the originals. The tuners have been replaced with new set of Golden Age Relic tuners and a new original style Clamshel...650.00
    [1975* Gibson Dove Custom]1975* Gibson Dove Custom

    With a solid spruce top, and solid maple back, sides, and neck, the Gibson Dove has a bright, energetic tone. The striking bridge inlay, engraved pickguard, and double parallelogram inlays on the neck add some cosmetic flash. This guitar will ...