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Guitar and Amp Repairs at Chicago Music Exchange

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Meet the Chicago Music Exchange Repair Shop

We specialize in guitar repairs including high-end woodworking, fret replacement, neck resets, full vintage restoration, biasing, retubing, transformer upgrades and more. Broken acoustic guitar braces or even major reconstruction is not a problem. We'll even replace a string if necessary. We've seen and repaired just about everything you can think of – serving everyone from beginner guitarists to our favorite rock stars.

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Guitar Repairs, Amp Work, Pedal Mods, Restoration & Customization

Whether you're a once-and-a-while-player or a rock star, we treat your instrument with the same respect and attention to detail. We want you to be blown away by the quality of our work.

No matter what your guitar or amplifier needs may be, our expert repair techs are here to help.

Extra attention is spent guaranteeing that all the guitars and amplifiers that come through our repair shop get the best treatment. We also specialize in guitar electronics and custom circuitry to really bring out the tonal properties of your guitar.

Stop by with your guitar or ship it in to our master repair specialists. We'll give you a free estimate.

Don't forget, we buy used and vintage guitars of all varieties!

Our Repair Shop is open:
Monday - Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Call us at 773.525.7773 or email

We do great work.

The Repair Shop at Chicago Music Exchange stands by all of the work that we do. Rest assured, when you leave you guitar with us, you're going to love it twice as much when you get back.

It's like a whole new guitar. The rewiring they did actually quieted the buzzing of the guitar some and also added some new features (a series/parallel switch for anyone that cares) giving new tonal possibilities to my favorite axe. I can't say enough good things about the guys in the service dept. They are top notch. I know if I have any issues I can bring the guitar back and we'll get them sorted.

B.W., Chicago, IL

I am most impressed with the repair service. I've taken over a dozen guitars there for re-setting, re-stringing or re-habbing. A recent doubleneck purchase was given 4 new pickups at the recommendation of the staff, and they sound fantastic. A bass repair required an innovative fabrication that solved a serious problem without damaging the vintage quality of the instrument.

Karl M., New Lenox, IL

I had a question for the repair guys in the basement level and they were awesome. I have a vintage instrument that I picked up as an investment and the repair guy was just enthused to talk shop and was not trying to get me to have them do any of the work.

Joe T., Chicago, IL

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Repair Shop Articles

Amplifier Tune Up Service by Brian Carstens - February 16, 2015
Start The Year Off Right with a Fresh Guitar Setup by Darryl Chabot - January 12, 2015
Raising the Dead: Repairing a Rickenbacker Neck Break by Phil Glodek - April 17, 2014
Guitar Makeover: Fabricating a Bridge From Scratch by Phil Glodek - April 3, 2014
Guitar Makeover: Looking at Bridge Resets by Phil Glodek - March 6, 2014
Guitar Makeover: Custom Upgrades to a New Gibson J45 by Phil Glodek - February 11, 2014
Extreme Guitar Makeover: Reviving a '60s Silvertone Hollowbody by Phil Glodek - January 31, 2014
Electrolytic Capacitors & Amp Sound by Brian Carstens - January 22, 2014
Guitar Repairs: Top 5 Questions & Answers by Darryl Chabot - September 16, 2013