Chicago Fret Works Guitar & Amp Repair
- Guitar Repair
- Guitar Set Ups
- Amplifier Repair
- Amplifier Maintenance
- Guitar Restrings
- Custom Electronics
- Fretwork and Refrets
- Crack Repairs
- Structural Repairs
- Warranty Repairs
- Neck Resets
- Finish Repairs
- Guitar Refinishing
- Nuts and Saddles
- Buzz Feiten Retrofits
- Relic Service
- Prices and Services
- Shipping Your Guitar To Us
Craftsmanship. Experience. Customer Service
Guitar and Amp Repair — Chicago Style.
Established in 2008, Chicago Fret Works is your source for fine guitar, bass, amplifier, and fretted instrument repair, care, and restoration. Our services include precision fretwork, set ups, refinishing, and structural repairs as well as the best amp repair and restoration anywhere.
Whether your instrument is acoustic or electric, bass or banjo, mandolin or ukulele, bouzouki or latin, new or vintage, we’re finished with it only when you are completely satisfied and we’ll always do our best to exceed your expectations.
No need for an appointment.
You can come in for an estimate or to drop-off any time during our business hours. You’ll find our door at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Hutchinson Street (entrance on Hutchinson next to The Big Cheese) in Chicago’s Lincoln Square / North Center neighborhood, just 4 blocks south of The Old Town School of Folk Music. We’re just a few blocks from Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, Uptown, and Edgewater.
It’s more than a photo gallery! Pull up a chair at our virtual workbench and see how we do things. We’ll restore a smashed vintage Martin acoustic, custom refinish a Gibson ES355, re-cap/tube and bias a vintage Marshall amplifier, and replace an entire headstock on a 1952 Gibson Les Paul.
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Chicago has a first class music community.
It deserves a first class guitar repair shop.
That’s why we’re here.