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
[1991 Gibson Chet Atkins SST]1991 Gibson Chet Atkins SST

If you play amplified, you can really turn this one up. The Chet Atkins SST guitars were designed by Chet Atkins and Gibson using a combination of electric and acoustic ideas. There's no soundhole, so feedback is almost nil on this semi-hollow ...

[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 ...

[1975 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass]1975 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass

This one is a classic Rock & Roll Bass. Wiki's list of notable players is a catalog of amazing Rock acts.

The 4001 model features a neck-through construction,...

[Gallagher G-45 Custom]Gallagher G-45 Custom

This is the best guitar in the shop right now, and the only one like it currently in the dealer network. This Gallagher is extremely responsive with a powerful sound and long sustain. You'll have a hald time finding an acoustic guitar that pla...

[Taylor 810 & Case]Taylor 810 & Case

The rosewood/spruce 810 brings Taylor’s latest tone-enhancing refinements to the traditional steel-string Dreadnought, blending driving low-end power with a vibrant upper register for a turbo-charged flatpicking machine. Bluegrassers will love t...