Welcome to Straight Frets Guitar Service
Straight Frets is Austin's choice for quality guitar repair. We focus on glossed leveled frets, action, & intonation set to your playing style with a fast turn around time. The quality of our work comes from having precision tools, a steady hand, trained ears and eyes, and over two decades of building/repairing stringed instruments.
The two Before and After links above document many different jobs we do with about ten photos per job. We try to give good close-ups of the work, especially of the final product. The pages include complete refrets, partial refrets, fret leveling, nut & saddle replacement, a neck reset, pickup installation, copper lining for noisy electrics, carbon fiber angled neck pocket shims, finish & metal polishing/restoration, saddle slot milling, and a bridge reglued. We also cleat cracks in acoustic guitars, install tuners properly, install shell side dots into handmade classical guitars, and offer 12-hole bridge conversions for classical guitars without removing the bridge.
Currently, we work on about 350 guitars a year, with our turnaround time being about a week or less, depending on how backed up we are with larger jobs. With as many guitars we see each month, there are many aspects of repair that we do that isn’t listed, which is the ability to create jigs, tools, or alternate solutions for solving problems with instruments that reflect experience of building coupled with the spirit of invention.
Straight Frets is a licenced and insured guitar repair business based is Austin, Texas. All content on this website have all rights reserved. Use of any pictures or text must be granted in writing from Danny Shoemaker, owner.