Strange Guitarworks is New Orleans’ full service guitar repair shop, owned and operated by Benjamin Strange and Aaron Younce.
Strange Guitarworks is driven by the pursuit of the flawless instrument – a guitar with amazing feel, perfect intonation, and great tone. We know the secret of what separates a good guitar from a truly great guitar lies not in how much it costs or what name is on the headstock – it comes from the attention to detail in the fretwork and setup that can only be tailored to you, the player. Whether your guitar is a pawn shop prize or a boutique gem, we can make it better, together.
We offer a wide range of services: from simple restringing, setups, modifications, and electronics work, all the way up to full restorations. All of our fretwork is done utilizing our PLEK machine, which offers unparalleled accuracy with a tolerance of .001mm . From vintage relics to modern marvels, we can handle it all. No job is too big, and no job is too small.
We also teach Setup Workshops, where you learn all the theory, technique, and hand/eye training to properly diagnose and set up your own guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to understand more about how your instrument works, this class is for you!
Your relationship with your guitar is extremely personal, and no one understands that better than you – so all setup work comes with a free adjustment period. All our repair work is covered by a lifetime warranty, and is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’re serious about this: we love what we do, and we want you to love our work. Talk to us!
We work on not just guitars, but all kinds of stringed instruments (except orchestral instruments). We work on basses, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, bouzoukis, sitars… you name it! No appointment is necessary – drop by anytime!