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Maintenance & Modifications

Keep your equipment in peak playing condition with expert repairs, upgrades and maintenance.

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Englewood 9647 E County Line Rd Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 858-0858
How Repairs Work
  1. 1

    Call or Stop By

    Contact a Guitar Center Repairs technician to discuss specific repair and maintenance services either by phone or in person. If you're unsure of what repairs or maintenance your instrument requires, we can help you determine what needs to be done.

  2. 2

    Evaluation & Quote

    When you bring your instrument to a Guitar Center store, an experienced technician will evaluate the type of service required and give you a quote for these services while you wait. We'll call you for authorization before performing any additional repairs.

  3. 3

    Pick Up

    When we're finished servicing your instrument, we'll give you a call. Exact turnaround times are dependent on the extent of the service being performed and the store's volume of repairs. All work is done in-house and is guaranteed.

  4. Get Started
Repair Services We Provide

Contact your local Guitar Center store for pricing and more information about these repair and maintenance services.

  • Stringed Instrument Maintenance
    • Restrings
    • Full 22-point setups
    • Intonation
    • Action and truss rod adjustment
  • Fret Repair
    • Re-frets
    • Fret level
    • Crown
    • Polish
  • Electronics Repair
    • Electronics repair on all stringed instruments
    • Pickup replacement
    • Wiring repair
  • Electronics Upgrades & Customizations
    • Electronic modifications on all stringed instruments
    • Pickup installation
    • Wiring customization
    • Personalized upgrades & modifications
  • Hardware
    • Hardware customization
    • Cosmetic enhancements
  • Bone & Graphite
    • Nut replacement
    • Saddle replacement
    • Fabrication from blank materials
  • Structural Repair
    • Headstocks
    • Crack repair
    • Brace repair
    • Bridge pull and bridge replacements
  • Amp maintenance
    • Biasing
    • Tube replacement
    • Minor repairs
About Repairs

Guitar Center Repairs is your go-to spot for expert stringed instrument repairs, upgrades and servicing. Located inside every Guitar Center store, our staff of experienced, certified technicians will keep your guitar or other stringed instrument in peak playing condition and help you get the most out of your investment. We also repair and modify other equipment like effects pedals, amps and more at select locations. Set up an appointment or stop by any Guitar Center today.

We have locations across the country. Find your local store.

  • Fender warranty service is available in select location with select repair technicians.
  • Ovation and Takamine warranty service is available if purchase was made at Guitar Center or Musician's Friend.
  • Taylor warranty service is available in select locations. Please contact your local Guitar Center.
  • Kustom & Powerwerks warranty service is available at select amp repair locations. Please contact your local Guitar Center.
  • Guitar Center offers stringed instrument warranty services for most major manufacturers.
  • Amplifier warranty services are available in select locations. Please contact your local Guitar Center.
  • My guitar is broken. Can you fix it?

    We sure hope so. Sometimes there is damage that is beyond repair or the work just wouldn't be cost effective, but that doesn't happen too often. Bring that ailing axe in to your nearest Guitar Center location and our repair experts will do a free evaluation and let you know.

  • What kinds of repairs do you do?

    We can do everything from restringing, tune up and maintenance to electrical repair, hardware repair, structural repair and more.

  • Do I need an appointment to speak with a repair technician?

    No appointment is necessary. Just drop by your nearest Guitar Center location. You can certainly make an appointment if you prefer–it might save you from waiting in line, but it is not required.

  • How long will my repair take to be completed?

    We'll get right on it. Prompt turnaround is always a priority at Guitar Center Repairs. However, exact times depend on each store's volume of repairs. Guitar Center guarantees the strictest quality and productivity standards at all Guitar Center Repairs locations.

  • Do you perform vendor warranty repairs on new instruments?

    Yes. Guitar Center Repairs offers vendor warranty service and Pro Coverage service for many brands in most of our locations. Please contact your nearest Guitar Center Repairs technician to find out more.

  • How do I become a repair tech?

    You can apply on our careers page.

  • Can I trust your repair technicians? Are they experienced?

    We only hire the best. All Guitar Center Repairs technicians are experienced instrument repair experts. They attend certification classes and receive ongoing training and certification so you always know your guitar is in safe, expert hands.

  • How often do I need maintenance?
    String Replacement

    How often you need to replace your strings depends on how often you play, climate conditions, type and quality of string, etc. Generally, every three to four weeks is about right, but if you play hard and often, you'll want to change strings as soon as they start to feel grungy or lose tuning stability.


    If you're getting anything short of perfect performance from your instrument, it's Guitar Center Repairs time. Generally, it's a good idea to have a setup done two to four times a year, just to keep everything running smoothly.

  • Do temperature and humidity affect my instrument?

    Unless it's made of graphite, environmental factors definitely make a difference. Depending on where you live, the severity of the effects varies. Extremes of temperature or humidity, as well as drastic shifts between extremes, will take more of a toll and require more frequent setups.

  • How can I prolong the life of my instrument?

    It's all about maintenance. From rehearsal to gig night, the world is a dangerous place and no guitar is safe. If you want your instrument alive and kicking for years to come, regular setups and professional repairs are a must.

  • What kinds of things can I do to upgrade my guitar?

    From pickups and electronics to hardware and cosmetic upgrades, there are countless ways to take your guitar to the next level. Our expert Guitar Center Repairs technicians will listen to your wish list and help you turn your musical dreams into reality.

Have additional questions about getting repair service? Contact a Guitar Center Repairs technician at your local store.

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