Oregon City Guitar Repair

your Friendly neighborhood Guitar Tech

Get to know O.C. Guitar Repair

Ryan has enjoyed playing, building, and working on guitars for many years. He learned repair and maintenance from the great Kevin Webb and is excited to help you keep your precious guitars looking and sounding great.

Why Oregon City Guitar Repair

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quality Supplies

I only use the highest quality tools, strings, polishes, and parts.

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Great service

Trained guitar tech with careful, professional, and friendly service.

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Affordable Prices

Keeping guitar maintenance costs down without compromising quality is vital to keeping guitars looking and sounding great.

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Maintenance and Repair Services

  • Basic Setup (electric/acoustic) $40
  • Basic Setup (electric with tremolo) $50
  • Basic Setup (electric with Floyd Rose Locking tremolo) $60
  • Strings- Extra (not included in the setup fee)
  • New nut or Saddle- $40 (plus cost of basic setup)
  • Re-string only-$15 plus cost of strings or you can also bring strings of choice.
  • Electronics repair/replacement- $30 per hour
  • Any other small Jobs-$30 per hour
  • Don't see what you are looking for? Just ask estimates are always free. Have other questions? Just ask!

For any guitar repair or maintenance needs, your friendly neighborhood guitar tech is here to help.

By Appointment Only

Oregon City Guitar Repair

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Ryan Lehotay


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a setup and why do I need one? A setup is an essential series of adjustments needed to keep your guitar in good working order and sounding it's best. As you play and don't play your guitar (it's cool, we all get busy) the guitar gradually gets out of alignment and the electronics, hardware, frets, etc. need to be re-adjusted, cleaned, and oiled.
  2. I just bought my guitar do I need a setup? Yes! I would recommend one anyway. If the guitar is brand new it doesn't mean everything is in alignment by the time you get it. Also, it might need some adjustment to play and sound how you like it. If it's a used guitar it may have never had a proper setup and who knows how well it was maintained.
  3. How often does a guitar need a setup? It depends on many factors like how it is stored, how it was played and how often you play. But, usually once or twice a year is good for the average player.
  4. How often should I change my strings? Again, it depends on how often you play but usually every 1-3 months. You can go longer with some of the higher end strings and if you keep your strings clean. You might be able to go 5-6 months.
  5. What are the best strings to use? That is a very big question! There are so many brands and types of strings it really depends on the sound you are going for. I always recommend sticking with the popular brands (Ernie Ball, Martin, Elixir, Optima, Dunlop, D'Addario, etc.) because they have great quality control and are trusted by the pros. The material that strings are made out of will need to match the type of guitar you play and the sound you are looking for (bright or warm, soft or hard etc.). Then there is the gauge or thickness of the string. They go from super light to extra heavy. This will determine how the strings play and the tone. For example Jazz players often prefer thicker strings for a deeper, fuller, and more sustained tone. Where as a heavy metal player might prefer thinner strings to play faster and make bending easier.
  6. Is it worth up grading a cheap guitar? Maybe, if you really love your first electric guitar/bass and or have a guitar you are attached to for any reason. It might be worth it to put some nice new pickups on it and get better knobs and switches, etc. A Frankenfender can certainly sound great under the right conditions and a proper setup. However, one thing to keep in mind is it won't necessarily increase the value of the guitar if you plan to resell it.