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Amp and Guitar Repair

Willies Guitars expert guitar repair new used and vintage guitars.
Willies Guitars expert guitar repair new used and vintage guitars.
Willies Guitars expert guitar repair new used and vintage guitars.
Willies Guitars expert guitar repair new used and vintage guitars.
Willies Guitars expert guitar repair new used and vintage guitars.
Willies Guitars expert guitar repair new used and vintage guitars.

We can do just about anything from basic set set ups to complete rebuilds. Every day we do refrets, pickup installs, headstock repairs, crack repairs, neck resets and finish work. We have a full shop that can handle any task. In the photos above you can see Steve doing work for The Who the last time they were in town. Also he installed a new pickup system in Billy Joel's hurricane ravaged Gibson Chet Atkins. Dave B also restored this '67 Thunderbird to it's original "Inverness Green Poly" finish. (now owned by Sheryl Crow). The last photo shows Steve finishing up a restoration of Jonny Lang's master built Fender Telecaster here at the shop.

Our repair shop is headed by Steve Morgan. We are proud to have Steve on board. He is faculty member at the University of St. Thomas and has worked for many major manufacturers including Hamer and the Washburn USA factory. He has built guitars from everyone from John Fogerty to Nuno Bettancourt. His list of clients over the years include Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, Bella Fleck, Graham Nash and many others.

Have questions about a guitar's repair history when purchasing from us online? Most all our staff can help you (well, maybe not the beekeeper or the pastry chef) but feel free to have Steve give it a look too.

We also have the brilliant Dave Blackshear, the very second graduate of the Red Wing School of Instrument Repair, has worked with Johann Brentrup, and has decades of experience, including a long stint at Pete's Guitars. Dave specializes in vintage gear and custom jobs, and the quality of his work is truly exceptional.

Rounding out our repair staff is our resonator expert, Kari Larson. She has been trained by National Reso-phonic, the premier maker of handcrafted American resonator guitars. Trust her, we do.

Setups, electronics, all types of fret work, including full refrets, headstock and heel breaks, cracks, bracing and bridge work, neck resets, installing a Floyd Rose on your mint pre-CBS Strat (just kidding, we do have consciences), acoustic, electric, bass, resonators, mandolins, ukuleles, used, vintage, and modern, we've got you covered. Most work is done in-store but larger jobs and finish work is done off the premises.

Amplifier repair is handled by Casey Gooby, and is typically turned around in one week. Pick up and drop off happens each Friday, and we can handle most any type of guitar related electronics, amps, pedals, etc. Always feel free to call Casey directly with amp repair questions: 612.419.5340.

We can do emergency repairs for those of you on the road but give us much advance notice as you can. Otherwise we are always here to help. Let us know if you have any questions: 651.699.1913.