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The Service & Custom Work Specialists


Striving for perfection... One instrument at a time.

(714) 596-5050

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The Service & Custom Work Specialists


Striving for perfection... One instrument at a time.

(714) 596-5050

Why get a setup?

Is your instrument difficult to play? Buzzing in random areas? Going out of tune all the time? You need a setup. It's like taking your car into the shop for a tuneup. Our specialty here at 13th Street Guitars is making your Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Etc... play better than it ever has. We aren't snobs and don't care if your gear is inexpensive. We work with beginners, hobbyists, aspiring musicians and the pros. Everyone gets expert service and the utmost attention to detail.
All work is 100% guaranteed. We stand behind that promise.

You can find us in Huntington Beach at 7391 Warner Ave. (corner of Warner & Gothard)
Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm No appointment required. Just come on in!

Electric Guitar

Let us set your guitar up and get it playing better than it ever has. No extra setup charge for Floyd Rose or other floating vibrato/tremolo systems. Alternate/Drop tunings, etc...

We do most guitar repair, custom modifications, frets, routing, electronics, hardware installations

Acoustic & Classical

From simple restrings and setups to serious acoustic guitar repair, we've got you covered.

We can get that old guitar playing like new again. We can make your inexpensive guitar play like a higher end instrument. We can turn your acoustic guitar into an acoustic electric.

Bass Garage

The Bass Garage is a full-service bass custom shop at 13th Street Guitars. We are experts at repairing and setting up your bass. 4 string, 5 string, 6 or more strings. We work on them all. We do custom modifications - Pickups, hardware, bridges, custom woodwork such as routing the body for added electronics - Active Pickups, Aguilar & Fodera preamps, etc...  Factory Authorized Service Center for Spector Bass, Fodera, Ibanez and more

Ukulele

We work on a lot of ukuleles here at 13th Street Guitars. We understand and address the needs of this special little instrument. We can make yours play its best, too! Many ukes have very high action when they're new. This distance of the strings to the frets can make it difficult to play, as well as making it pull sharp when you fret it. We can tighten that down as well as dress the frets to make sure it rings every note out clearly.

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Our Showroom


We carry a variety of boutique gear - amplifiers & pedals, as well as major brands of pickups, strings, and accessories.

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Our Showroom


We carry a variety of boutique gear - amplifiers & pedals, as well as major brands of pickups, strings, and accessories.

Come on down and try out some cool gear here in our showroom.

We carry Morgan Amplification and ship anywhere in the USA. Contact us to see current stock.

Aguilar Bass Amplification - Amps and Cabinets in stock. Come try out Aguilar's pedals on our demo pedalboard. Bring your own bass, or play one of ours. Aguilar Pickups and Preamps also on hand - and we install them all!

We are a dealer of Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio pickups. We regularly stock several of the more popular pickups, and can special order anything we're missing. Contact us and you may just find a better price than you do online.

Shadow Amplification Effects Pedals and Amps - Shipping anywhere in the USA - Click Here

Snark Tuners, Cherub Tuners, Planet waves Capos, Cables, Straps, etc...

Music Nomad polishes, cleaners, and fretboard oil

Dunlop Picks - Tortex, Ultex, Max Grip, Jazz III, etc...

Mooer Micro Effects Pedals - Large Selection and very affordable. Check with us for best price!

Pigtronix Pedals - Try out our demo board!

Large Selection of D'addario Guitar & Bass Strings

Ernie Ball Slinkys and Cobalts

Fodera Bass Strings - Top Quality hand made in the USA and reasonable priced. Try them out on Hugh's bass.

 
 
 
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Where The Magic Happens


A look inside our workshop

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Where The Magic Happens


A look inside our workshop

Hugh Thomas

Luthier & Shop Owner


Hugh comes from a long line of woodworkers and is continuing the family tradition. 10 years of electronics repairs in the United States Marine Corps, Top of his class at Musicians Institute, and now thousands of happy clients later... Hugh is still keeping quality of work as his #1 priority. Constantly learning and evolving the field of stringed instrument repair - Hugh has developed techniques and attention to detail that keep clients coming back again and again. Fine fret work, setups, electronics installations with meticulous quality, custom projects, modifications, etc...

All work performed at 13th Street Guitars is done using Hugh's techniques and strict quality control.

Factory Authorized

Warranty and Non-Warranty Service Center

We are a factory authorized repair center for several major brands, as well as some boutique companies.

Spector, Fodera, Ibanez, Takamine, Hohner, Ovation, Lanikai and more.

We work on almost everything, and have repaired thousands of instruments from major and minor brands. Just ask if you're not sure!

 

Wrenching on a Music Man Bass.

Hugh working in the machine room.