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The 9 Best Guitar Repair Shops in Philadelphia 

 January 29, 2024

By  Kale Good

Your guitar is broken (or needs setup work) and you need to find someone you can trust to repair your guitar (without making the situation worse).

Fortunately, there's a plethora of guitar repair shops and luthiers in Philadelphia. Here's a list of the most-recommended guitar repair shops in Philly. This list is compiled from numerous posts asking for the best local luthiers over at reddit.com/r/philadelphia.

Picking a Guitar Repair Shop

For minor maintenance work, just about any shop will do. For major guitar repairs, I personally prefer to use a luthier who makes their primary income from guitar repairs and runs their own repair shop. The longer they've been in the business, the better. There are, however, a number of fine luthiers in Philly who also run and/or work with a shop that sells guitars.

Side Note: Luthier vs Guitar Tech.

Technically speaking, a luthier is an instrument builder (specifically, a builder of instruments with a neck and a soundbox, like the guitar, violin, and cello). It is a french word dating back to the days of lute builders (lutes being the predecessor to the guitar).

A Guitar Technician is someone who exclusively repairs instruments.

While building instruments and repairing them have much overlap, there are skills that are individual to each trade.

However, I find that most guitarists don't distinguish between luthiers and guitar techs when finding someone to repair their guitar.

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Within Philadelphia City Limits

Port Richmond Guitar Spa

https://jeffwhiteaudio.com/port-richmond-guitar-spa

Braxton & Hyde Guitars (South Philly)

https://braxtonguitars.com/

1901 S. 9th Street

Philadelphia, PA

Classical Guitar Store

Classical and Acoustic Guitars only.

http://www.classicalguitarstore.com/

(215) 567-2972

2038 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Russo Music

https://RussoMusic.com

(215) 232-1234

1004 Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Bluebond Guitars (Center City)

https://www.bluebondguitarshop.com/

(215) 829-1690

1524 Sansom St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

DiPintos (Fishtown)

http://dipintoguitars.com/

(215) 427-7805

407 E Girard Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19125

Roxy Guitar (Rockborough)

Permanantly Closed

Common Beat Music (West Philly)

Also repairs solid-state and tube amps.

http://www.commonbeatmusic.com/

(215) 726-8742

4916 Baltimore Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19143

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Greater Philadelphia Area

Ruggerio Guitar Workshop (Morrisville/Yardley)

https://www.ruggierosguitarworkshop.com/

215-732-9727
2114 Stackhouse Drive
Yardley, PA 19067

Martin & Co Authorized Service Center
40 yrs experience, acoustic and electric.

Danny's Guitar Shop (Narberth)

http://www.dannysguitarshop.com/

(610) 668-3345

102 Forrest Ave, Narberth, PA 19072

Kale Good


Educator and Founder of Good Music Academy.

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