Now located in Culver City (Los Angeles), Patt's Guitar Repair works on electric and acoustic stringed instruments of all types and eras. We perform a range of services from basic maintenance to complex restorations, including conservation of rare and heritage instruments. We specialize in guitar repair and restoration, but also work on almost all stringed instruments from around the world.
We see clients by appointment so that we can have an uninterrupted private consultation. This way we can go over each guitar in detail, discuss treatment options, and get to know our client's preferences. Paris and Elizabeth are the only people working in the shop, so our clients have the benefit of speaking directly with the luthiers performing the work. We pride ourselves on maintaining good communication with our clients while their instruments are in the shop and make security and shop safety a priority.
Patt's Guitar Repair opened its doors May 20th, 2018.
Owner // Repair and Restoration
Elizabeth pursued music at a young age but followed her love of art to a career in museums. Elizabeth has been working in the art field extensively, having worked for institutions such as LACMA, MOCA, and the Getty. She apprenticed in an art conservation studio learning scientific methodology and techniques for repairing artworks. She has trained in the repair of a variety of materials such as, bronze, ferrous metals, celluloid, glass, ceramics, stone, wood, plastics, and painted and lacquered surfaces.
Elizabeth melds her knowledge of art conservation with repair and restoration techniques in lutherie. She specializes in physical repairs such as cracks, broken headstocks, lacquer application, color matching finishes, bridge resets, neck resets, and other surgeries.