Located in Mid-City Los Angeles, Patt's Guitar Repair works on electric and acoustic stringed instruments of all eras. We perform a range of services from basic maintenance to complex restorations, including conservation of rare and heritage instruments.
Our boutique sells vintage instruments, odd curios, and guitar maintenance supplies.
Whether your instrument is ultra valuable or ultra sentimental, we give all instruments equal attention and care.
We specialize in guitar repair and restoration, but also work on almost all stringed instruments.
What we enjoy most about this line of work is helping people in their quest to play and enjoy music of all genres and varieties. Whether it is adjusting the action on a guitar they play every day, restoring a vintage instrument back to good health, or preserving an instrument to be enjoyed for generations to come, we consider every step of our work with care.
Patt's Guitar Repair opened its doors May 20th, 2018.
Owner // Conservation and Restoration
Elizabeth studied art history at Loyola Marymount University and has been working in the art field for over 10 years having worked for museums such as LACMA, MOCA, and the Getty. She apprenticed in an art conservation studio for five years 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 enjoys applying her knowledge and training in art conservation to instrument restoration at Patt's Guitar Repair. Her specialities include wood splicing, crack repair, lacquer finish, stain and color matching, and custom fabrication of missing material. She applies knowledge of appropriate cleaning supplies to fragile wood surfaces, particularly with heritage and rare instruments. She has applied safety standards for the handling of artworks to our own repair shop and the instruments within it.
Elizabeth has developed a technique of consolidating and stabilizing antique celluloid pick guards and heel-caps.