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19

years

in Business

We provide complete guitar repair and customization services.
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Third Coast Guitar Service, Inc. specializes in guitar repairs and customizations. Located in Chicago, IL, we have a staff of highly-skilled technicians with more than 110 years of combined experience working hard to take the broken and outdated guitars we're given and turn them into instruments that look, feel, and sound sublime. We are factory authorized by all the major manufacturers as either a gold or A level service center, and we stock a wide assortment of manufacturer, vintage, brand name, and boutique replacement parts. Things we can do to your guitar include: • Minor electronic tweaking • Headstock repairs • Re-fretting • Custom finishing and touch-ups • Vintage instrument restoration • Fingerboard replacement Since we opened in 1990, we have handled more than 60,000 repair and customization jobs. We put our all into every job we do, and the quality of our work is unparalleled. If you have a guitar in need or minor touch-ups, or an older instrument that needs to be completely rebuilt, bring it in to us. Call today for more information about our services and prices!
Services/Products:
Amplifiers|Acoustic Instruments|Custom Musical Instruments|Electronic Instruments|Guitars|Stringed Instruments|Used Musical Instruments|Bass Instruments|Maintenance & Repair|Musical Instrument Repair
Brands:
Bc Rich, Ernie Ball, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hamer, Ibanez, Martin, Ovation, Tacoma, Takamine, Taylor, Warwick, Yamaha
Payment method:
check, discover, master card, visa, cash, debit
Neighborhoods:
West Side, West Town, Fulton Market
Categories:
Musical Instruments, Musical Instruments-Repair
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Parking: Street

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Thanx29

Posted: 9/10/2010

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Best Guitar Service in Chicagoland

Third Coast is the best Guitar service center I have ever used. With a collection of guitars that are in the double digets, I need to be confident in who I take them too for repairs or tune-ups. Third Coast has a team of professionasl that not only do it right the first time, but are also damn great musicians. Weather it Andon Davis, Steve Gerlach or the other brillent tech's at third coast, my gear is in great hands. If you want the best, go where the professionals go, Third Coast Guitars

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vdank

Posted: 9/11/2008

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The only place I will take my guitar

These guys seriously know what they are doing. I have had about 6 guitars worked on by them over the last couple of years and they have all been perfect. On their recommendation, I had them recently put a K and K pickup into my Martin HD28 and the thing sounds so good through a PA, it makes me want to cry. I have been to a couple other good repair shops in town, but I think these guys are the best.

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ulikunkel

Posted: 12/2/2007

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Utter incompetence

I took my ESP Stephen Carpenter signature for repairs about a year ago. They replaced the jack with the wrong size screws so it was loose and on the verge of falling out, so I had to take it back. They filed down the nut so much that the strings would buzz. The changed my pickup heights to balance the output on all pickups. While in theory this sounds nice, my bridge pickup was much hotter than the rest, so in effect the tone was neutered because they dropped it so low and the relative height of all the others totally changed the character of my tone to flat and dead. It took me about an hour re-adjusting my pickup heights to get my sound back. On top of this the tech (Nathan I believe) was condescending when I criticized his work.

I would never.....EVER...take my instrument anywhere near this shop again.

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tmoneygetpaid

Posted: 5/30/2006

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Top quality repairs

Best guitar and bass techs in Chicago. I've had a number of important repairs and jobs done by them in the last few months, including the following: Setting up my Rickenbacker 4003 bass, rebuilding the neck on my MIJ P-bass (including removing frets, sanding down the fretboard to level it, refretting, and finishing the neck all over again), and installing a somewhat misslotted Warmoth neck onto a Tele body. All of these repairs were incredibly well done, by far the best setups I've ever had done on my instruments. They aren't cheap, though-- a basic setup is around $45-50, and I've always had them done for $20 or less. The p-bass neck remake was about $250, but it was a lot of work and very well done.

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pwright81

Posted: 8/20/2005

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Great Work!!

I had a Les Paul that had fallen off the stand and cracked off the headstock. I'd have to get a new guitar. These guys put it back together again, painted the cracked area, and you could not even see where it had been broken. The techs were very friendly and it was only $200. I thought I'd have to get a new guitar.

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159 N Racine AveChicagoIL 60607

(312) 275-0095

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