I specialize in the repair and maintenance of Guitars, Basses, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Instrument Amplifiers, and other electronics. My workshop is located one block south of the American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, on 76th street, just east of Columbus Ave.
(above Raku japanese restaurant)
I believe in providing affordable, fast, and friendly service to all customers, regardless of their repair / maintenance needs or size of their repair projects.
I acquired my skills over a decade of repair, modification, and custom project work, and I continue to grow in experience and knowledge via the never ending learning process.
Please email or call for a free estimate and for your instrument and/or equipment repair needs.
"Went in for an acoustic guitar set up. Great price, speedy turnaround, and a very professional job. JR went above and beyond expectations."
- Chris J. - Brooklyn.
"JR does guitar setups for less than half of the price of Guitar Center,
Sam Ash, and just about any other place in the city. AND he had
everything done in about an hour and a half. He's professional, easy
going, and I'm pretty set on going to him for all future guitar issues. He works out of his apartment on the Upper West Side above a sushi restaurant, but that kind of adds to the charm of it all."
- Lily Z. - Manhattan.
"JR is great. I brought a solid state bass amp for repair
(Gallien-Krueger 800RB). I thought it was just a busted input jack. He
diagnosed a more serious problem, fixed it, and had it ready for me
later the same day!. He charged a fraction of what anyone else in town
would've billed. I was so pleased, I
brought him my bass guitar for setup/new strings. Again, a fantastic
job, ready the next day. Tightened the truss rods, polished the frets,
and set the bridge perfectly. JR is a wonderful find.
An experienced, professional gentleman who knows his stuff and charges
less than half the going rate. I cannot recommend his work highly
- Howard R. - Manhattan.
"I was looking to have my guitar set up for a resonable price and didn't
want to go to the Guitar Center or Sam Ash which I hate. I find those
places overloaded with work and there's stuff lying all over their work
bench that is open and in plain view for the public to see or swipe
(LOL!) He works out of his apartment in a nice neighborhood. I
brought two of my guitars there originally for a set up. JR examined
one of them a bit further and recommended a fret leveling job.
He explained to me what needed to be done in a non pressured way. So
after hearing this, I decided to have this done and was glad that he
did the work. JR is an honest man who has very reasonable prices
for guitar set ups and repairs. He'll tell you right off the bat if
there are any issues with the guitar and his recommendations for it in a
professional way. He takes the time to explain how he does his work
and has a fast turn around time. I would highly recommend him for all
your guitar and bass repairs. My guitar teacher is even going to him
now! Oh..he also repairs keyboards, amps, tubes and electronics too!"
- Bill L. - Manhattan.
"If I could give this guy six stars, I would. JR's came through when I
needed it most - I needed a quick and affordable minor repair, and the
turnaround time was amazing. Next time my guitar needs a setup, I know
where I'm taking it. And I live in Brooklyn, so that's saying something!
- Lindsay D. - Brooklyn.
"JR was terrific! Totally reasonable prices, quick service, answered all
of my questions, and most importantly, he obviously knows what he's
doing and cares about doing a good job. I found him through one of the
Lincoln Center music stores, and it's clear why they use him for their
guitar repairs - as easy and as professional as I could have hoped for!"
- Beth K. - Manhattan.