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.

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.



Camp Washington Workshop

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 are open in our location  at 2951 Colerain Ave in Camp Washington


‣  Authentic Vintage Lacquer Finishes

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About Us

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 Camp Washington Workshop to ask questions and see what can be done for you.


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.


‣  Adjustment and setup

‣ 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.

‣  Guitar Electronics repair and Customization

‣  Complete Custom Instruments

‣ Fabrication of missing parts

‣ Complete and Correct Vintage Restoration

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


Fretted Instrument Services

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

​‣ Involved structural repair

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.