Elderly Instruments has been servicing and repairing instruments since 1972. We were among the first stores to establish the policy of inspecting every instrument that we sell. That’s become even more important in the age of internet shopping, where in many cases no one is looking at the instrument between the factory and your doorstep. Virtually every fretted instrument we sell — including acoustic, electric, and resonator guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles — is inspected and set up by our repair shop personnel to ensure the best playability.
In addition to performing work for Elderly Instruments, our shop accepts repairs from customers. You can count on receiving the same quality of work and attention to detail for your instruments as we perform on our own.
Our shop is roughly 3,000 square feet and includes a spray booth and machine room. The current staff of 7 has over 150 years (combined) of experience in this field. Our high standards were originally set and maintained by some of the most talented people in the industry, including past repair shop managers Bart Reiter (renowned banjo builder) and T.J. Thompson (vintage Martin specialist and guitar builder). Current shop manager and head repairman Joe Konkoly has continued the tradition of excellence set by his predecessors. He and the rest of the repair shop staff have developed new techniques and also stay on top of the latest developments in guitar restoration and repair