Artisan Luthiers®

An electric guitar repair, maintenance and custom guitar modifications shop in Kennesaw, Georgia

Artisan Luthiers® is a locally owned guitar repair, maintenance, and custom build shop in Kennesaw, Georgia. Our business has a down-to-earth style with a commitment to excellent customer service. We work to build relationships with our customer, and become their preferred choice for guitar services in Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow, and Paulding counties.

We have two locations, one in unincorporated Cobb County and one in Kennesaw. Our business operations office and luthier shop is in unincorporated Cobb County adjacent to Marietta and Woodstock. Our satellite location on Cherokee Street, near KSU and downtown Kennesaw, is set-up for meeting with customers, instrument drop-off and pick-up, and guitar tech services.

Our purpose is to provide reasonably-priced, quality guitar tech services for everyday kind of guitar enthusiasts, owners and musicians.

Artisan Luthiers® owned and managed by founder Jim Hobson. Artisan Luthiers, LLC® was created to provide guitar owners and players with guitar services options that are superior to big-box guitar centers, music stores, and over-priced guitar shops.

In addition to in-house talent we have a network of skilled technicians, artists and craftsmen who can be utilized for custom designs and builds. Unlike big-box stores and pricey shops we offer friendly personalized service and prices that reflect our low overhead.

We're the Go-To Shop for Beginner Guitarists

If you're new to taking care of a guitar you've discovered it can be very intimidating. Similar to car problems, you'll have those moments when you know something is wrong and you need help. We are very approachable and don't expect you to know all of the jargon and how everything works. Call us for a friendly chat about your guitar repair, maintenance needs or mod ideas. We'll guide you to a cost-effective guitar repair or upgrade solution.

Guitar Techs for Mods and Upgrades

Have you reached a point where you want better sound without forking over a ton of cash for a premium guitar? The answer is often changing out low-end components such as pickups, pots, or input jack. Sometimes it's fret work or conductive shielding to eliminate unwanted buzzing. Dig deeper and you may discover a new string nut or trem block may be the answer. Get with us and let's explore the possibilities to take your guitar to a higher level of playability.

Call us for your guitar service needs! We guarantee you'll love what we do for you!


A guitar tech for Artisan Luthiers guitar repair shop in Kennesaw, Georgia doing a rebuild of a Fender Squier CTX guitar.

Completing a weekend rebuild of a 2009 Fender Strat guitar. We installed new Seymour-Duncan Quarter Pound pickups, CTS 250k pots and an Orange Drop cap for a treble bleed mod as the foundation. Adding new Graphtech TUSQ nut and string trees, and installing DR Pure Blues strings finished transforming this Squier CTX guitar into one sweet sounding instrument.

Contact us to buy or sell used guitars, amps, and accessories.

Honest & Reliable

We build relationships with our customers built on honesty and reliability. We take pride in our work, which means how well your instrument plays. We will let you know about anything that needs attention; however, we will not push you into doing unneccessary work or buying expensive parts.

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Our Service Area

We generally serve customers in the north metro Atlanta including:

  • Cobb County: Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna
  • Cherokee County: Acworth, Canton, Holly Springs, Towne Lake, Woodstock
  • Bartow County: Acworth, Cartersville, Emerson
  • Paulding County: Acworth, Dallas, Hiram
  • Pickens County: Jasper, Hillsboro, Monticello, Shady Dale
  • Fulton County (north): Alpharetta, Milton, John's Creek, Roswell
  • Gwinnett County: coming soon!

Ask about our Artisan Concierge Service for guitar pickup and drop-off!*

Artisan Concierge Service is only $10.00 in Cobb/Cherokee | $20.00 in Bartow/Paulding/Pickens | $30 Fulton/Gwinnett counties. We prefer that customers using our pickup/drop-off service provide a protective case or gig bag for their instrument.

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