proxyAt Bird & Bee, we believe guitars are meant to be played, and instruments kept in cases rarely sing.  This kind of attitude can however lead to a few unwanted bumps and bruises.  We’re here to help.

When it comes to repairs our goal is to put things back to the way they were, focusing first on structure and playability, then on appearance.  Unlike other Luthiers and Repair shops, we include finish work in our repairs so that any breaks, scrapes and gouges go as unnoticeable as possible.  On newer instruments we try to make them appear ‘as new’.

Our approach to restorations when dealing with vintage or aged instruments is similar with one major difference.  While the first priority remains playability, we believe older instruments should look their age.  We prefer not to do any work on vintage instruments that does not directly relate to playability or supports the longevity of the instrument.  This means that we typically don’t ‘over spray’ or refinish  vintage instruments except in extreme cases.

For a list of common repairs and pricing, select ‘Pricing’ from the top menu or view some recent repairs below.

The original DIY repair was ugly to say the least.  After cleaning, removal, re gluing and refinishing the end result turned out great! What do you think?? #luthier #luthierslife #guitar #epiphone #guitartech #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbenchHeavy work on this 91 Gibson J45. A weekend luthier had replaced the frets with big awkward jumbos and tore up the fretboard in the process.  time to fix the board and refret... #gibson #guitar #guitarrepair #luthier #luthierslife #whatsonyourbenchTrying to bring this lawsuit era Ibanez 12 string back to life... #guitar #guitartech #guitarrepair #ibanez #luthier #luthierslife #whatsonyourbench
Getting ready to place a cleat in this beautiful #martinguitar. #luthier #luthierslife #martinpride #whatsonyourbench #guitarrepairGetting ready to do a little work on this #vintage #fender King... #luthier #luthierslife #guitar #guitartech #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench #vintageguitarBringing back this Martin D-15's fretboard back to life... #martinpride #martinguitar #guitar #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench #luthier #luthierslife #guitarrepairVintage 1965 Harmony Rocket H54 just came into the shop.  Practically in mint condition and comes with original case. All original parts.  Just needs is a little cleaning. Anyone interested? #vintageguitar #vintage #guitar #harmony #harmonyrocket #guitarrepair #luthier #luthierslife #whatsonyourbenchA little project for tomorrow... #luthierslife #luthier #guitar #guitartech #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbenchDecided to go a little old timey with this bridge removal.  Worked like a charm. #luthier #luthierslife #guitartech #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbenchThe home DIY job from a few days ago came apart real easy.  That's why we never use Gorilla Glue!  Now on to a proper repair an refinish... #guitar #guitarrepair #guitartech #luthier #luthierslife #whatsonyourbench #epiphone
Customer brought this in after a friend tried a little DIY with Gorilla Glue.  Before I start the repair, I'll need to undo this... #luthier #luthierslife #whatsonyourbench #guitarrepair #guitartech #dontdothisTrying to squeeze in a little time for a personal project... #luthier #luthierslife #guitar #guitartech #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench
Cigar Box Tenor guitars made fresh at Bird & Bee! We'll have this one an a few others available for sale soon on our site or contact us for custom orders! #luthierslife #luthier #guitartech #cigarboxguitar
An upside down neck jig an a little steam will help coax this neck pocket back into position... #guitartech #guitarrepair #luthier #luthierslife #whatsonyourbench
The action is a wee bit high on this one...
A barn fresh find in dire need of restoration... #guitar #guitartech #guitarrepair #luthierslife #luthier #whatsonyourbench
Just completed refinish of this beautiful #Godin after the pervious owner knocked it against a mic stand... #luthierslife #luthier #guitar #guitartech #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench
This could be the dirtiest fretboard I've seen in a long while... #luthier #luthierslife #guitartech #guitarrepair #fromthebench #dirtyguitar