Is your old Gibson knackered?

Life on the road is a tough job, wether you play rock’n’roll, blues, punk or whatever. And, no wonder, your beloved guitar might end up suffering more than she deserves, and given enough time, what was once a beauty becomes like an old hag full of marks, chips, rusty…and no good to play with anymore.

Gibson Repair and Restoration

BUT FEAR NOT! Gibson offers a great repair and restoration service, open to guitars of all brands, and they not only are able to repair damaged guitars, but can also customize your favourite axe. No wonder to find that many of the biggest names in Rock go to Gibson when it’s time to repair their guitars!

Gibson Repair & Restoration – World Class Repair of Stringed Instruments
All Types – All Brands


Gibson Guitar is now accepting all brands of stringed instruments in need of attention at the in-house repair and restoration facility. Offering a state of the art, temperature and humidity controlled environment, as well as a full staff of highly skilled and experienced luthiers, Gibson is fully equipped to perform any and all operations required in all phases of repair and restoration.

• Pro Set Up – Acoustic or Electric
• Fretwork – Fret dress to Plane & Refret
• Structural repairs – Body cracks, Broken headstocks,
• Neck resets
• Custom Paint
• Total Restorations

Check out the Tone Quest Report Interview with Gibson Repair

Download a Brochure HERE!

How They Do It

Gibson are happy to discuss any repair issue you may have, for any stringed instrument of any brand. 

Gibson Repair and Restoration

You just need tolet them  know what type of instrument you have, the brand and the general problem you need addressed. They’ll discuss some possible solutions, cost and time frame for repair. If you decide to have them do the job, they’ll set up a Repair Authorization. Once given your Repair Authorization number, carefully pack the instrument, insure, and send to Gibson via your choice of package carrier. Gibson will contact you with a detailed quote for approval. All costs are disclosed before any work is begun.

When the work is complete they’ll contact you for payment before shipping back to you.



The quality of their work is simply amazing. Here’s a good example:



Gibson Repair And Restoration Client List:

Some of the best names in the business turn to us for their repairs!

  • Ted Nugent
  • Jack White
  • John Eberle
  • Yogi Lonich
  • Patty Griffin
  • Big & Rich
  • Rich Eckhardt
  • George Thorogood
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Hank Williams Jr.
  • John Mellancamp
  • Jimmy Capps
  • Spider Wilson
  • Willie Nelson
  • Bee Spears
  • Kings of Leon
  • Blackstone Cherry
  • Robert Fortune
  • Anthony Steele
  • December Radio
  • Hillbilly Jim – Check out repair here
  • Brent Mason
  • Johnny Cash
  • Darryl Worley
  • Nashville Star
  • Jackyl
  • Saliva
  • Little Texas
  • Foo Fighters
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Ace Frehley
  • Ike Turner
  • Hillary Duff
  • ControlElement
  • Scotty Moore
  • Brad Paisley
  • Steve Cropper
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Dolly Parton
  • System of a Down
  • Stabbing Westward
  • Everclear
  • Les Paul
  • James Taylor
  • Clint Black
  • Max Weinberg

And here’s their FAQ:

  • I just found my grandpa’s guitar in the attic.  Can I send it to you for restoration?
    We would be happy to evaluate any instrument made by any maker.  Just contact us for a Repair Authorization number.
  • Do you only work on Gibson guitars?
    While most of our work is done on Gibson guitars, we will gladly take in guitars made by any manufacturer.
  • My vintage Gibson has cracks in the finish, will you refinish the guitar for me?
    Laquer checking is a natural phenomenon that occurs as a result of changes in temperature, humidity, and the curing process of the lacquer.  Even if we make the guitar look brand new, it is likely that the lacquer will check again over time.  In addition to that, often times a guitar’s value can be decreased up to 50% if we replace the original finish.  We typically don’t refinish work on older guitars unless absolutely necessary.
  • Do I need to do anything special when I ship my guitar to you?
    Yes.  It is a good idea to detune the strings at least a couple of steps to remove some of the tension.  The string tension will cause sort of a whiplash effect, thus snapping the headstock, if the box is dropped during shipping.  Put your guitar in the case and the case in an oversized box with 2-4 inches of padding all around.  Find out what your instrument is worth and insure it for that amount.
  • Can you tell me how much my guitar is worth?
    The used/vintage guitar market is constantly changing and it needs to be closely tracked.  For that reason, we typically will refer you to a reputable vintage instrument dealer for the value of your guitar.
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    ~ by dolphinblog on November 6, 2007.

    One Response to “Is your old Gibson knackered?”

    1. Congrats on great repair and restoration work and a very classy looking site.

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