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RepairsChelsea Guitars we offer professional repairs of all types. Weather your guitar needs a string change, setup, headstock break, top cracks or even if it is broken in half we can fix it. Our prices are reasonable and the estimate is always free. We will always be honest about weather or not the guitar is worth fixing.

When buying a new guitar you’d probably think that it would be in top-notch playing condition as soon as you pull it out of the box. The fact that your new guitar is made of wood…..and wood moves! Temperature and humidity both effect wood and by the time your guitar gets to you it may need some adjustments, some companies don’t even bother to set them up before they leave the factory. Additionally, you will generally have to have a setup done to your guitar or bass every 6-12 months in order to keep your guitar in good playing condition. This is normal for all guitars, even really expensive ones.

A setup here is maintenance for your guitar just like changing the oil in a car. It requires a series of adjustments that each effect each other. Setting up a guitar is an art, a balancing act of tension. The most common and obvious complaint is the height of the strings, which is a sure sign that it is time to get your guitar setup.

If your guitar is difficult to play, won’t stay in tune, breaking a lot of strings or just doesn’t sound good, it’s probably not you it’s the guitar. If you never had a setup done to your guitar, you will be amazed at how well it can actually play.

Bring it by. The estimate is always free.