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Wood Street Guitar Repair

Acoustic & electric setups and repairs, electronic modifications and upgrades, fretwork, Martin warranty, and more
Opening at 10:00 AM tomorrow
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WSGR is a luthier-owned coop. There are 4 of us, each with interesting backstories, especially Brian Shima. Brian’s been a path-breaking and highly-awarded inline skater, and an industry-standard-setting skate designer. Today we are celebrating the 20th anniversary reissue of Shima 1’s, his iconi...

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Guitar Setups: $95 + strings
Fret Level: $285 (includes setup)
Refrets, Nickel frets: $490 (+$80 for bound fingerboards)
Refrets, Stainless Steel: $640 (+$80 for bound fingerboards)

WE ARE OPEN FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP AND DROPOFF. We are of course following social distancing and sanitizing rules, please call before your booked appointment to discuss procedures.

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In compliance with the SF Bay Area “shelter-in-place” order and with the health of the community in mind, we are closed to the public but will continue to answer all lines of communication. If the order is lifted or extended we’ll adapt and post updates here.

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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.



3 months ago
My tech, Tomm, was able to accomplish the most difficult repair that my guitar could require. He did it with aplomb and at such a reasonable price it seemed like it was a dream. Don't hesitate to get Wood Street to work on any instrument you can will not be disappointed!
- James B
11 months ago
The guys at Wood are among the highest echelon of guitar techs you'll come across. Tomm has been working on my basses for almost a decade and I would follow him across country if necessary to have his expert touch. He recently did a minor setup and tweak to my custom 4-string bass for a very competitive rate, which other techs tend to usually under setup or not get it exactly right. Tomm literally gets the bass to play the same way it did when the luthier who built the bass for me handed it to me on day 1. If having experts work on your guitar isn't enough, the team at Wood are straight up professionals. They're also good people and you don't get the seedy, ego, long backlog or pretension that sometimes comes along with the other repair shops you walk into. Seriously, if you're within the Bay Area, you shouldn't go anywhere else but here.
- Sam M
2 months ago
I brought in my Martin, I thought it needed a neck reset. Come to find out it's a bolt-on neck and it was missing the bolt. The guys put a bolt in, no charge. Great customer service, they earned my loyalty
- William H

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 under the moniker Tomm Nguyen.

Jake Palladino has been really good at breaking guitars since his young punk rockers days. By necessity, he's become adept at fixing them. Later in life, he spent 8 years at SF Guitarworks learning how to properly repair and modify stringed instruments. Jake is a busy performing musician who plays guitar in Psychic Hit, Pins of Light, Hightower, and as a one-person band called Your Leader.

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  • (510) 394-5560


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1306 Wood Street
Oakland, CA 94607
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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