FAQs

What is a luthier?
 
Per Wikipedia:  A luthier (/ˈltiər/ LOO-ti-ər)[1] is someone who makes or repairs lutes and other string instruments. In the United States, the term is used interchangeably with any term that refers to a specific, or specialty type of stringed instrument, such as violin maker, guitar maker, lute maker, etc. The word luthier comes from the French word luth, which means lute. The craft of making string instruments, or lutherie, is commonly divided into two main categories: makers of stringed instruments that are plucked or strummed and makers of stringed instruments that are bowed.[2] Since bowed instruments require a bow, the second category includes a subtype known as a bow maker or archetier.
 
 
What is the timeframe to repair my instrument?
 
Typically a repair is completed within one week, depending on the type of repair.  Rebuilds, refinish, or any project including painting will take longer as many coats of paint/lacquer may be required.  The instrument should dry and set-up for at least a week before completing the final project steps.
 
I don't accept a large quantity of simultaneous set-ups or repairs.  At most, I'll take in 4-5 instruments per one week period.  My focus is to complete the project to your satisfaction not only in the repair, but also in a timely manner.
 
If special circumstances require immediate repair or set-up, very short timeframes can be accommodated, i.e., same day.  If you need some help just prior to, or during, a performance I can come to your location depending on scheduling.
 
 
How do I contact you?
 
Please call me at 303-660-3414 or email at: stan@guitarrepairdoc.com . 
 
 
What instruments do you work on?
 
I work on most stringed instrument - electric and acoustic...although I don't see many lutes :)
 
 
What instruments do you have for sale?
 
Please click on the "For Sale" tab for current offerings.  I have instruments and parts for sale.  I usually have a stock of instruments and parts beyond what's listed so please let me know what you're looking for.