BJR Guitars is based in the San Francisco Bay area.
Whether you are a student, enthusiast or artist, your guitars
receive experienced care and attention while in the shop.
When you bring in your instruments, they are inspected,
diagnosed, and costs are estimated before work begins.
Appointments and scheduled drop-offs minimize wait time
needed to complete any work.
The Basics: For Electric and acoustic guitars,
basses, mandolins, banjos and any stringed instrument.
Setup - Fingerboard cleaning, fret polishing, re-string, truss
rod adjustment and tempered intonation. String and pickup
heights are adjusted to your preference. All adjustable
components are inspected and issues addressed.
Fret Dress - Frets and fret ends are uniformly leveled,
precision ground, crowned and polished for optimum
playability. Nut slots are also adjusted for proper string height,
and width to eliminate tuning issues.
Complete or Partial Refret - Old frets carefully removed,
fingerboard and radius trued and dressed, new frets
installed (nickel or stainless steel) followed by the
above described fret dress. The nut is replaced with bone,
bronze or Tusq.
New Nuts and Saddles - Available for all acoustic and electric
instruments. Compensated Saddles and Buzz Feiten Tuning
System available for electrics and acoustics.
Woodwork: All instruments, solid or hollow.
Splits, cracks, fractures of all kinds repaired, rebuilt or
replaced. Includes bridges, braces, plates, veneers, binding,
blocks, purfling, pickguards and inlay.
Custom routing and restorative plugging or patching available.
Electronics: For all electric and acoustic
Pickup systems of any type installed, repaired or replaced.
All electronics from pots, switches, jacks, pre-amps,
passive and active circuits and components diagnosed,
repaired or replaced.
From spot repairs to complete finishing, feel free to inquire
about your particular needs or interests.
I offer an extensive range of custom modifications and
services to suit you and your guitar's aspirations.
Experienced studio and venue outcall services are available.
Clients include: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt - Green Day,
Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo - Los Lobos
Robb Flynn, Phil Demmel - Machine Head
Mick Ralphs, Howard Leese - Bad Company
Lucas & Micah Nelson - Promise of the Real
Lucas Mann - Rings of Saturn
Douglas Ott - Enchant
Scotty Morris, Dirk Shumaker - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Doyle - Solo, Danzig, Misfits
Neil Young, Erika Luckett, Edward Van Halen, Steve Vai, Adam Duce,
Please feel free to call or email me to schedule an appointment
or discuss your stringed instrument needs.