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, Stonebridge/Furch, 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
[1972 Martin D-28]1972 Martin D-28

We have another Martin in stock!

Standard appointments and boomy tone that the D-28 is known for, this one sounds great! Jim Grainger scalloped the braces sometime in the 90's, and Steve Moore reset the neck in 2007. It also has Foss...

[1929 Ludwig Kenmore Plectrum Banjo]1929 Ludwig Kenmore Plectrum Banjo

This Ludwig Kenmore is a plectrum banjo from approximately 1929 (Serial Number 6644). It features the original Planet tuners, and the original case, with the Ludwig Banjos logo riveted inside the case lid.

[Furch RS31TSR]Furch RS31TSR


Reminiscent of a Gibson Advanced Jumbo, this round shouldered Furch guitar has a boomy bass and clear, warm midrange. It has a Torrified sitka spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, and is part of the new SGI Collection.<...

[Gallagher GC-70]Gallagher GC-70

This Gallagher GC-70 is a 000 size, with the neck joint at the 12th fret. The additional space in the upper bout combined with its Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides give it a voice that belies its size.

This is a fanta...

[Furch D31SR]Furch D31SR

Deep bass and clear highs set this Furch D31SR apart.

We were so impressed with the consistently excellent tone and superior build quality of the Furch and Stonebridge guitars that passed through the shop, that we decided to pick them up...