Fifth Avenue Fret Shop is a full service repair and restoration facility. The staff is excellent at precision fretwork, custom guitar setups, vintage neck resets, structural restoration, fracture repair, electronic rehabilitation and modification. The comprehensive paint shop can provide touchups to complete vintage finishes either new and clean or with accurate historical distressing.
Routine services comprise a large part of our daily work. Setups, Fret Level and Dress (grind and polish), Nuts and Saddles, Pickup Changes and other simple but critical procedures are done within two business days or less. We recognize the need for such services to be done with accuracy and swiftness to keep you meeting whatever playing obligations you face.
Vintage instruments are our specialty. Careful attention is paid to authenticity in restoration mindful of the delicate balance between an instruments antique value and it's playability. In many cases people come to us for what we "don't do" as much as what we can do.
The Fretshop has developed a national reputation working on instruments from both coasts and in between. Guitars come from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Las Vegas and places in between where many excellent luthiers exist. These people have chosen The Fretshop.
When touring professionals are in Columbus they often request services of Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Several have had us make custom guitars for them as well.
The Fretshop staff have done repairs for:
The Allman Brothers
Eric Amble of Steve Earle, the Yahoos and Joan Jett
Dan Baird of Georgia Satellites and the Yahoos
Big Back Fourty
Bono of U2
Jerry DePizzo of OAR
Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac
Gilby Clark of Guns and Roses
Mark Chatfield of The Godz, Bob Seger,and Michael Bolton
Foley from Miles Davis
Pay the Girl
...and more have all used Fretshop services. Add your name to the list. Bring your instrument to us in complete confidence.
We are an "A" level Gibson Warranty Service Center
We are an Ovation Warranty Service Center
We are a Taylor Guitars Warranty Service Center
We are a Kaman Import, Takamine, Hamer, Celebrity/Applause Warranty Service Center
More Information on our Guitar Repairs
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