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Wood Street Guitar Repair

Acoustic & electric setups and repairs, electronic modifications and upgrades, fretwork, Martin warranty, and more
1306 Wood Street, Oakland, CA
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We are open and ready to repair and restore your electric and acoustic fretted instruments! As we build out the shop stay tuned for an actual Grand Opening shindig. Book your free instrument evaluation with the button below.



2 weeks ago
Highly recommended! Lewis took my previously difficult-to-play Eastman mandolin and Seagull guitar and set them up beautifully. I'll definitely be returning to Wood Street for future setup and repair work (hopefully with a nicer instrument someday), and will continue to send my musician friends their way.
- Andy L
a month ago
These folks do great work and have a wealth of experience, they are great at knowing what a player wants out of their guitar. They got me a guitar I wanted to use for some upcoming gigs in time. The website interface is great.
- Matt V
3 months ago
I have trusted Lewis Santer with my precious mandolin for many years now. He is brilliant at set-up work, knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs and preferences of the player. I send all my students to him as well, and they are always amazed at the differences in the tone and playability of their instruments!
- Marla F

About us

Lewis Santer has been building and repairing acoustic instruments since 1986. He apprenticed in the early 1990s with TJ Thompson, managed Ervin Somogyi's building and apprenticeship program for 8 years, has worked for 7 years with Geoff Lutrell and the Plek machine at SF Guitarworks and has been an authorized Martin Guitar Warranty repairman since 1995. He plays guitar and mandolin-family instruments in a number of traditional Irish bands, including one that he co-founded in 1997, Driving with Fergus.

Tomm Nguyen has been repairing fretted instruments for over a decade. He started playing guitar at age 12 and moved into electronic and woodworking repairs in college. He worked at Keith Holland Guitar Hospital and then for 7 years at SF Guitarworks with an emphasis on complex electronic modification and buttery fretwork. Tomm plays in the band Hawak and as a solo performer.

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1306 Wood Street
Oakland, CA 94607
United States
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