Welcome To Boston Guitar Repair Center
Boston Guitar Repair Center grew out of the needs of guitar players all around Boston and Cambridge - the need to have guitar repairs done quickly and done well. Brant works on electric, acoustic, and archtop guitars as well as electric and acoustic basses (not uprights), mandolins, and ukuleles.
You won't be waiting two or three weeks to get your axe back. In fact, many jobs are completed on the day they're taken in.
Quality Repair Work
Your guitar will receive the same attention to detail and the same care that Brant gives his own instruments. What's more, your guitar will be setup to YOUR specifications. You'll play it and it will be fine-tuned before you take it home, on the road, or wherever it's going.
Customers Speak Up
"I brought in my 20 year old Martin for a much needed overhaul - new frets, setup, fixing the bridge, putting in a new saddle. As someone who used to build guitars, I'm impressed with the quality of the work. The fret dressing is very well done. More smooth and comfortable than most stock jobs. I think this is the best this guitar has ever played. I'll definitely be back." - Joe B. (acoustic restoration)
"Just want to say thank you a billion for the work done on my PRS. The guitar plays and feels like new again. I am very pleased with it!!" -Rob P. (fret level & crown, setup)
"I just wanted to thank you for the amazing work you did on my guitar. I was wondering what you used for polish. I use the Gibson Guitar Polish but my guitar has never looked as clean as it did when it came out of your shop.... what polish do you use!!!!?" -Pete C. (new nut, setup - the polish is a "trade secret", but you can find it under recommendations)
What & When
A setup is basically getting your guitar to play as well as it can without doing anything to change it structurally. This needs to be done whenever there are significant changes in humidity and temperature, when you change the string gauge or type, and when any moderate to major repair is done. It involves:
- Truss-Rod Adjustment
- Action Adjustment At The Bridge And The Nut
- Setting Intonation
- Cleaning The Fingerboard And Body
- Correcting Tuner Tension
Should your instrument require additional work that would affect the setup, such as fret leveling, Brant will advise you of this and ask if you'd like to have it taken care of before work begins.