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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

WE HAVE MOVED!

Our new location is at 16462 Gothard St Ste E (northeast corner of Gothard and Heil)

 

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 on the northeast corner of Gothard & Heil (second driveway on right)
Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-2PM No appointment required. Just come on in!

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Plek is the ultimate in fret dressing and setups. It is a computer controlled robotic machine that allows us a level of precision never before attainable by hand. You have to play it to believe it. Stop by and try out some of our Plek'd guitars.

Click here to learn more about plek

13th Street Guitars

Specializes in Repair Only

We are not a guitar store.

 

Electric Guitar

Let us set your guitar up and get it playing better than it ever has.  Tight action, eliminate nasty buzzing and dead notes. We can dial in your Floyd Rose or other floating vibrato/tremolo systems. Alternate or Drop tuning, etc... Strobe tuner intonation for great accuracy, Pickups and electronics upgrades, Precision Fret Work

We've serviced thousands of electric guitars and are famous for our setups.

Acoustic & Classical

From 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.

Factory Authorized Service Center for Taylor, Takamine, Ibanez, Guild, Cordoba, and Ovation

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, preamps, Fretless conversions

Factory Authorized Service Center for Spector Bass, Fodera, Ibanez

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. Want to switch to a low G? We can dial your uke in so it sounds right.

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Where The Magic Happens


A look inside our workshop

Where The Magic Happens


A look inside our workshop

Hugh with one of his custom made guitars

Hugh Thomas

Luthier & Shop Owner


Hugh comes from a long line of woodworkers and is continuing the family tradition. Staff Sergeant with 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. All work is guaranteed 100%.

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.

We can repair your instrument while it's under warranty with many brands.

We cannot honor store extended service plans. You must go to the store you purchased the plan from.

We work with Spector, Fodera, Taylor, Ibanez, Guild, Cordoba, Takamine, Hohner, Ovation, Lanikai and more.

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

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Get Plek'd!


the optimum in tone and playability

Get Plek'd!


the optimum in tone and playability

 

Here's some of the notable players who have had their instruments Plek'd at 13th Street Guitars lately:

 Doug Wimbish - Bass Legend - Living Colour, The Sugar Hill Gang, Mick Jagger, James Brown, Seal, Mos Def, etc

Doug Wimbish - Bass Legend - Living Colour, The Sugar Hill Gang, Mick Jagger, James Brown, Seal, Mos Def, etc

 Brooks Wackerman - Avenged Sevenfold, Solo Artist

Brooks Wackerman - Avenged Sevenfold, Solo Artist

 Bryan Beller - Bass for Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dethklok, The Aristocrats (with Guthrie Govan)

Bryan Beller - Bass for Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dethklok, The Aristocrats (with Guthrie Govan)

 Randy Bradbury - Pennywise

Randy Bradbury - Pennywise

Noodles - The Offspring

CJ Ramone - The Ramones

 Wayne Sermon - Imagine Dragons

Wayne Sermon - Imagine Dragons

 Joe Escalante - The Vandals - Sweet and Tender Hooligans

Joe Escalante - The Vandals - Sweet and Tender Hooligans

 Steve Soto - Adolescents, Agent Orange, Manic Hispanic

Steve Soto - Adolescents, Agent Orange, Manic Hispanic

 Rose Deocampo - Cowgirls From Hell (all girl Pantera Tribute), Infinite Death

Rose Deocampo - Cowgirls From Hell (all girl Pantera Tribute), Infinite Death

 Diego Verdusco - Ill Nino

Diego Verdusco - Ill Nino

 MLB Slugger & Guitarist Mark Trumbo

MLB Slugger & Guitarist Mark Trumbo

 Joe Morgan - Morgan Amplification

Joe Morgan - Morgan Amplification

 Nils Akkerman - founding member of The Vandals, Anarchy Taco

Nils Akkerman - founding member of The Vandals, Anarchy Taco

 Dave Nassie - Willie Nelson Family, No Use for a Name, Bleeding Through

Dave Nassie - Willie Nelson Family, No Use for a Name, Bleeding Through

 Dan Root - Adolescents - CJ Ramone

Dan Root - Adolescents - CJ Ramone

Flashback Heart Attack (80's Tribute)

 Jordan Griffin - Them Evils

Jordan Griffin - Them Evils

 Trevor Green - Cole Clark Artist, World Touring Solo Performer

Trevor Green - Cole Clark Artist, World Touring Solo Performer

 Christy Lichtenstein - Spector Artist, Studio Session Bassist

Christy Lichtenstein - Spector Artist, Studio Session Bassist