Read our Repair Disclaimer. Contact your local Guitar Center store for pricing and more information about these repair and maintenance services.
Stringed instrument maintenance
- Full 22-point setups
- Action and truss rod adjustment
- Fret level
electronics upgrades and customizations
- Electronic modifications on all stringed instruments
- Pickup installation
- Wiring customization
- Personalized upgrades and modifications
- Hardware customization
- Cosmetic enhancements
bone and graphite
- Nut replacement
- Saddle replacement
- Fabrication from blank materials
- Crack repair
- Brace repair
- Bridge pull and bridge replacements
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
How do I become a repair tech?
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?
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
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.
Every skilled worker needs to look after their tools and musicians are no exception. Sure, wear and tear is normal—especially when you play your instrument often—but a little T.L.C. will ensure your musical gear continues to look, play and sound amazing for years. At Guitar Center Repairs, you'll find a dedicated team of certified musicians who take pride in helping you reach your highest level of playing potential. Make no mistake, your music maker is in the best of hands at GC Repairs. When it comes to looking after your musical equipment, certain things should be left to professionals—pickup installation, wiring customization and structural repair, to name a few. Mind you, there are tasks that every guitarist can take care of at home, including regular polishing and restringing. Of course, not everyone has the time to continually look after their instrument and bringing it to Guitar Center is a great way to save yourself time and ensure that the job gets done right. With that being said, GC's services go well beyond cleaning and string changing. For those of you who own a stringed instrument and find the action is higher than it once was, a truss rod adjustment is definitely in order. Or, maybe you want to personalize the look and sound of your guitar—in which case, an expert will be more than happy to swipe out your pickups for a new set, replace the pickguard or perform any other task to give you an axe that’s entirely your own. Honestly, your best bet is to browse this entire section and see what else is offered in the way of repairs, maintenance and modifications. Who knows, maybe your local GC is having a free guitar setup day, so feel free to have a look around this page or take a swing by the store in your area. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to speak with other local musicians and setting up a quick appointment for your instrument will do wonders for your musical enjoyment. From nut and bridge replacements to even amp electronic upgrades, Guitar Center Repairs has you covered.