Whether it’s old or new electric or acoustic, our shop will give  you exactly the skilled service you need.  The list below is just a start.


Northside Workshop

If you're not happy with a standard instrument we can help by listening and turning the instrument in your imagination into one you can touch and play.  We've can also advise on modifications that can be made to your instrument that will make it fit you better while preserving it's value.


‣ Electronics Repair and Customization

‣ Complete and Correct Vintage Restoration

Passion for the work and the experience to do it right.


You’re ready to improve something for yourself. You’ve decided to just say “no” to living with beat-up, damaged,broken instrument or one that doesn't suit you.  You can take advantage of the quality work and honest advice we provide.  Feel free to call, or stop in to our new Northside Workshop to ask questions and see what can be done for you.


The bass neck in the picture above had been broken twice before being repaired at Restoration guitar.  I started building guitars as a teen-ager and have rarely stopped since.  I take the greatest care and attention to every job because it's the work I love.


With over 30 years of experience building, repairing and restoring guitars, basses and similar instruments of all types we offer a full range of services.  We apply the same quality of artistry and skill to any task from the simplest adjustment to a complex structural repair or the completely authentic refinish of a rare and fine vintage guitar.  

We specialize in taking fine instruments that are nearing the end of thier useful lives and bringing them back to full functionality and like-new appearance.  We've actually done this hundreds of times and we can make your treasured instrument what it once was.

About Us

‣ Fabrication of missing parts

‣  Guitar Electronics repair and Customization

In thirty years we have probably encountered every possible type of damage that can be done to an instrument.  Specialized techniques and tooling have been developed for many common problems like broken necks, and many uncommon ones too.

‣  Complete Custom Instruments

‣  Authentic Vintage Lacquer Finishes

You’ve made an important and wise decision.

​‣ Involved structural repair

​‣  Touch up and repair of modern "poly" finishes 

‣  Adjustment and setup


Fretted Instrument Services

Tel: 513-373-8629 Hours: TWThF 11:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday: 12;00 PM   to 4:00