Guitar Repair

We offer full service electric and acoustic guitar repair and restoration. We also repair other stringed instruments such as bass guitars, dobros, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, lap steels and more. We utilize accurate restoration techniques to preserve the original spirit and value of your precious instrument. As guitar makers, we have a deep insight into guitar repairs, subtleties of construction, stress, tension, finishes, glues, etc. Guitar restoration and repair work should be respectful and careful, never doing more than is needed.


The Guitar Doctor has been servicing guitars in Orange County for over 35 years. Whether it’s a setup on a $100 beginner’s Christmas present or a $250,000 original 1959 Gibson Les Paul, the Guitar Doctor is the place for great service on your instrument. Because of their amazing craftsmanship and attention to artists’ specific needs, the Guitar Doctor has been servicing guitars and basses for some very well known artists from around the world who rely on the Guitar Doctor to keep their instruments in shape.


Walking into the Guitar Doctors facility is a great experience for any musician. The atmosphere is very mellow and unpretentious. You will most likely see Doc Pittillo sitting at his bench sipping a coffee while working his magic on a guitar. The wall behind Doc is full of guitars that are repaired or in process and you immediately realize Docs’ wealth of experience. Gibsons, Fenders, Ibanez, ESP, Epiphones, Electric, Acoustic, Basses , Mandolins, Dobros and guitars you have never seen before cover the walls. Glass cases hold some of his custom hand made guitars and you are welcome to try them out too. You soon realize that you are hanging out with oneof the best luthiers in the business who loves his work and takes pride in what goes out the door.

“Best Guitar Shop In Orange County! Great work! Great Guy!”

Anthony A.
Berkeley, CA