Guitar Repair & Services

We bring out the best feel and sound in electric guitars, bass guitars, and acoustic guitars!

Your Local Guitar Repair Shop in Kennesaw

If you need guitar repair, setup, maintenance or mods in northwest metro Atlanta we are a convenient guitar shop. Located in Kennesaw, we're only minutes away for people in Marietta, Woodstock, Acworth, Cartersville, Canton, and other nearby Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow communities.

We offer friendly service, reasonable pricing and prompt turnaround. From guitar tech work to luthier serviceswe will take good care of your instrument and get it back to you as quick as reasonably possible. We're a top-rated local guitar setup and repair shop that specializes in electric guitars, electric bass guitars, and acoustic guitars.

PROMPT TURN-AROUND & ACTIVE COMMUNICATION! Our average time to complete guitar setups and basic repairs is only 3-5 days. During our work process we will give you updates via phone, text or email.

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Full Service Repair Shop

We are a full service guitar repair shop. Our guitar tech specialists offer guitar repair services including wiring repair, soldering, nut work, fret work, and tremolo system repair. We can repair or replace tuning machine heads, pickups, selector switches, output jacks, control knobs, pots and caps (yes, we do treble bleed mods).

We offer OEM parts, and quality aftermarket parts by top guitar parts suppliers such as Fender, Seymour-Duncan, Lace, DiMarzio, Graph Tech, Grover, CTS, and others. As luthiers we have the woodworking and electrical skills necessary for guitar work requiring wiring repair, enlarging cavities, filling, enlarging, sleeving holes.

Guitar Tech Prices and Luthier Services Costs

We offer free estimates. A minimum charge is $20.
Guitar tech services bench rate is $40 per hour, or billed as a flat rate cost for a defined scope-of-work.
Luthier services shop rate is $40 per hour, or billed as a flat rate cost for a defined scope-of-work.

What Guitar Brands Do We Service?

Artisan Luthiers repairs and services all electric guitar makes and models. We are especially skilled with Fender style Stratocaster (Strat) and Telecaster (Tele) guitars. This includes the numerous guitar brands producing Fender style guitars.

We service Fender, Ibanez, Schecter, ESP, Squier, Epiphone, Gibson, Spector, Washburn, Dean, PRS, Charvel, Jackson, ESP, LTD, Gretsch, G&L, Ernie Ball Music Man, Yamaha, B.C. Rich, Rickenbacker, Lakland, and most other guitar brands.

Check out our guitar projects page to see examples of what we can do for you.

Popular Guitar Shop Services and Prices

We do a wide variety of work on guitars, ranging from repairs and maintanance, to electrical guitar mods and replacing guitar hardware. Here is a short list of our most requested services:

  • Electric Guitar Setup Inspect (and adjust if necessary) truss rod (neck relief), string action, pickup height, tuning machine heads, string trees, nut, bridge, saddles, input jack, control knobs, selector switches for functionality. Clean guitar body, fretboard, and neck. Polish frets. Condition uncoated fretboard. Install and tune new guitar strings. Digitally calibrate intonation with a Korg rack mounted digital strobe tuner. Guitar Setup cost only $55 + cost of strings (Add $125 for Floyd Rose setup)
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  • Bass Guitar Setup Inspect (and adjust if necessary) truss rod (neck relief), string action, pickup height, tuning machine heads, nut, bridge, saddles, input jack, and control knobs for functionality. Clean bass guitar body, fretboard, and neck. Polish frets. Condition uncoated fretboard. Install and tune new bass guitar strings. Digitally calibrate intonation with a Korg rack mounted digital strobe tuner. Bass Setup cost only $55 + cost of strings
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  • Guitar Jack Repair & Replacement We offer guitar output jack repair and replacement. We can troubleshoot and fix problems with no sound, scratchy or staic crackling, loose jacks, stripper mounting screw holes and related issues with guitar output jacks. Prices start at $20 for labor (plus cost of guitar jack)
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  • Guitar Nut Adjustment & Replacement We offer guitar nut replacement and guitar nut adjustment. We cut and install bone, metal, graphite, composite and synthetic guitar nuts. (We recommend Graph Tech TUSQ guitar nuts). Nut repair services include securing loose nuts with cyanoacrylate glue, recutting slots to accommodate larger strings or adjust string action. When we replace damaged, worn or cheap guitar nuts we hand check/cut the slots to fit your preferred string sizes and appropriate slot spacing. Prices start at $50 for labor (plus cost of guitar nut)
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  • Guitar Tuner Repair & Replacement We offer guitar tuner repair and tuning machine replacement services. We offer luthier services to enlarge, fill / re-drill tuner holes, install tuner bushings, plus fill / re-drill mounting screw holes. We can tighten loose, or replace missing, knobs and screws.Prices start at $65 for labor (add cost of tuners).
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  • Restring Guitar - 6 String Electric Remove and replace strings on a standard 6 string electric guitar using Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9-42 nickel wound guitar strings. Guitar will be tuned after installation of new strings. Other guitar string brands and sizes available (may affect the price). *Nut work for changing string sizes not included. Guitar String Replacement cost only $25 Explore Guitar String Repair
  • Restring Guitar - 4 String Electric Bass Remove and replace strings on a standard 4 string electric bass guitar using Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Bass Roundwound 50-105. Bass guitar will be tuned after installation of new strings. Other bass string sizes and brands available (may affect the price).*Nut work for changing string sizes not included. Bass String Replacement cost only $55
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  • Conductive Shielding Professionally apply black conductive shielding paint to body cavaties to block RF electrical interference. We use copper foil shielding tape orcopper shielding sheets for pickguards and cover plates. We include circuit wiring and grounding lugs to ground the conductive shielding system. Guitar Conductive Shielding cost starts at only $45
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  • Fret Level, Crown & Polish (LCP) Our fret leveling, crowning and polishing includes dressing fret ends. We start by checking that your guitar's neck is truly flat - this is a MUST in order to do a proper fret job. We also check for common problems such as loose frets, and severly worn frets. Using specially designed luthier tools, and being mindful of fret board radius, we will "level" (even the height of all frets), then "crown" (round-off the top of the frets), and then use a multi-step process to "polish" (smooth out the metal). This service includes installing new strings. Prices start at $140 for work on standard "nickel silver fret wire". Stainless Steel frets and Fret replacement require additional cost.
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  • Guitar Clean & Polish Restore your guitar's appearance with our Artisan Luthier's 3-Step Clean and Polish package. We use guitar finish-friendly premium products to gently remove built-up grime, then apply a rich carnauba wax and a polishing glaze. A specialty wood conditioner is applied to uncoated fretboards. Chrome hardware is also cleaned-in-place. (We do not clean strings). Clean & Polish cost only $25. Add $15 for fret wire polishing.

Guitar Repair Prices and Parts

We offer extremely competitive prices for guitar repair, maintenance and customizing. Unless otherwise specified, all prices shown on our website do not include the price for parts. We offer an extremely wide selection of manufacturers brand name (OEM) parts and after-market parts. We can help you select the best guitar parts for you needs and budget. We stock a lot of standard parts, and can special order parts to complete your guitar services.

Amp Repair and Guitar Pedal Repair

Jacks, Switches, Wiring, Speakers and more

Artisan Luthiers offers amp repair and pedal repair services for common, minor problems. We can repair or replace amplifier input jacks, output jacks, switches, loose wiring, and speakers.

Amplifier Sound Problems

No sound from amp? Scratchy sounds when you turn your amp knobs? We can clean pots and jacks to mitigate those annoying scratchy sounds. We can also replace worn out potentiometers, and replace amp knobs.   Explore Amp Repair Services

Tube Replacement, Biasing, Tune-up, Circuitry Troubleshooting and Repairs

For expert vintage amp, tube amplifier and solid-state amp circuitry repair we strongly recommend Andrews Amp Lab in Atlanta. Jeff Andrews is a wizard at guitar amplifier design, repair and restoration. Jeff also sells an amazing line of his own custom designed Andrews Guitar Amps. Find them online at Andrews Amp Lab.

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

Why People Call Artisan Luthiers

Many of our customers are referred to us. Other people first call us after doing searches such as "guitar repair near me" or similar searches for luthiers in Marietta, Kennesaw, Woodstock and Acworth.

People call again because they experienced our commitment to doing quality repair, at reasonable prices, with friendly customer service.


Guitar repair shop owner Jim Hobson with an Artisan custom guitar tech bench design.

Owner Jim Hobson and an Artisan Luthiers Custom Design Tech Bench


Professional guitar setup intonation calibration is possible with our Korg PB-05 Pitchblack rack-mounted digital strobe tuner

Professional guitar setup intonation calibration is possible with our Korg PB-05 Pitchblack rack-mounted digital strobe tuner.


Guitar Repair Page Links


Guitar repair shop tech working on a Gibson Les Paul 50's Tribute gold top guitar

Guitar Setup on a vintage Fender Stratocaster guitar


Quality Parts & Suppliers

We use the best guitar replacement parts from OEM and top aftermarket parts suppliers.

We use quality parts from Seymour-Duncan, DiMarzio, EMG, Fender, Fishman, Grover, Gotoh, Graph Tech, Hipshot, and others.


Payment Options

We accept cash, checks, money orders, debit cards and credit cards. For credit card payments we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

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Guitar Setup

Premier Setup for electric 6-string guitar: $55 + cost of your choice of guitar strings.

  • Inspect tuning machines, string trees, string nut, bridge, saddles, jack, knobs.
  • Check neck relief/truss rod, string action, pickup height
  • Check intonation (adjust if necessary)
  • Check electronics for proper functioning: jack, control knobs, switches, pickups.
  • Install new guitar strings and tune guitar.
  • Clean guitar body, fretboard and neck. Polish frets. Apply oil conditioner to fretboard.

Bass Setup

Basic setup for electric 4-string or 5-string bass: $55 + cost of your choice of bass guitar strings.

  • Inspect tuning machines, string trees, string nut, bridge, saddles, jack, knobs.
  • Check neck relief/truss rod, string action, pickup height
  • Check intonation (adjust if necessary)
  • Check electronics for proper functioning: jack, control knobs, pickups.
  • Install new bass guitar strings and tune guitar.
  • Clean guitar body, fretboard and neck. Polish frets. Apply oil conditioner to fretboard.

Need Guitar Electronics?

We furnish OEM and quality aftermarket parts with complete installation services. All parts orders must be paid for in-full at time of placing order. Parts are covered by only pass-through warranties as may be available from respective manufacturers. We guarantee our labor for 30 days (not tuning of strings).

  • Pickup Installation: Single Coil, Humbuckers | Seymour-Duncan, Fender
  • Input Jacks: 1/4" 6.3mm, Plate, Socket | Switchcraft DiMarzio Fender
  • Switches: Blade, Toggle, Blender | Fender, Switchcraft, Emerson, StewMac
  • Pots and Caps: CTS 250k 500k Pots, .022 .047 Orange Drop Caps, Paper in Oil
  • Cavity Shielding: Conductive Shielding Paint & Copper Shielding Tape
  • Wiring / Rewiring: 22 AWG Braided Circuit Wire / Vintage Cloth Push Back Wire, Soldering (clean soldering and tidy wire routing with ties)

Need something else? Give us a call and learn how we can help you with other guitar electronics needs. Pricing varies depending on the parts selected.

Need Guitar Hardware?

We furnish OEM and quality aftermarket parts with complete installation services. All parts orders must be paid for in-full at time of placing order. Parts are covered by only pass-through warranties as may be available from respective manufacturers. We guarantee our labor for 30 days. Ask about custom pickguards.

  • Tuners: Standard Locking Chrome Black | Grover Graph Tech Fender Hipshot
  • String Trees: Chrome Black Gold White Roller | Graph Tech TUSQ Fender LSR Grover
  • String Nut: Bone Roller White Black Zero Glide | Fender Graph Tech TUSQ Grover
  • Bridge & Saddles: Chrome Gold Black Roller Vintage | Fender Graph Tech Babicz Schaller
  • Control Knobs: Ivory Black Gold Chrome Black Tophat Metal | Custom Fender Gibson
  • Pickguard / Trem Cover: White Black Color 3-Ply | Custom Fender Strat Tele Import
  • Tremolo Systems: Trem Blocks Springs | Callham FuTone Super-Vee BladeRunner

Need something else? Give us a call and learn how we can help you with other guitar hardware needs. Pricing varies depending on the parts selected.