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Meet the Repair Shop

We specialize in high-end woodworking, fret replacement, neck resets, full vintage restoration, biasing, retubing, transformer upgrades and more. Broken acoustic 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.

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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Repairs, 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 amplifer 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 repairs@chicagomusicexchange.com


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Repair Shop Articles

Extreme Guitar Makeover: Reviving a '60s Silvertone Hollowbody by Phil Glodek - January 31, 2014

Guitar Makeover: Custom Upgrades to a New Gibson J45 by Phil Glodek - February 11, 2014

Guitar Makeover: Looking at Bridge Resets by Phil Glodek - March 6, 2014

Guitar Makeover: Fabricating a Bridge From Scratch by Phil Glodek - April 3, 2014

Raising the Dead: Repairing a Rickenbacker Neck Break by Phil Glodek - April 17, 2014