Guitar Repair & Restoration

Potomac Guitar Refinishing and Repair

Guitar refinishing is only a small portion of what Colonial Restoration can offer. With over 30 years of experience, our master craftsmen are skilled in many unique disciplines. Our experts are used to working with high valued, antiques of different shapes and sizes, textures and colorings. Our expertise in guitar restoration is no different! Guitars are just as special as wood furniture pieces and artifacts that are museum showcases. Guitar finishing is just as unique and tricky as any other category of restoration. Guitar restoration requires exact color matching, proper materials and techniques and a steady hand.

Coming across an old guitar in an antique shop or from a relative can be exciting, especially if you play. Knowing how and where to get it properly restore your guitar can be hard to find. Colonial Restoration can match the coloring or create a custom coloring as well. Aside from coloring, we also offer the works for your new found item!

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Antique Guitar Preservation and Repair - Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville

Refinishing of strings, frets and the neck angle are all just a little of what we can do to completely restore and refinish your guitar. We have adapted our very own special techniques for damaged vintage guitars over the course of the years. Below you will find some of the guitar restoration that we have done. You will notice some guitars are a vintage refinish, while others have a poly finish. Whatever your heart’s desire, Colonial Restoration can be sure to help assist you with the perfect end result. Our skilled experts can offer ideas to help you choose a coloring that would be perfect for the style of your guitar. We can also help you to find the original coloring and look of a vintage guitar as well. Give us a call today and don’t throw away your sentimental or hand me down guitar, find a better way to recreate it or salvage it today with Colonial Restoration!

Guitar Refinishing and Repair in Maryland

Playing the guitar is an amazing talent. It can help to relax the mind and body. It can cause the creative elements to flow. You don’t have to go out and buy an expensive guitar to take part in it. You may have one that was given to you from a family member from their own use. You may have one you purchased second hand but it could use some work. Getting a great deal on one from a pawn shop or thrift store can be a dream come true!

Guitar refinishing and repair is a great option to consider. It is going to be far less expensive than buying a new one. The extent of what needs to be done will influence that cost. Who you turn to for such services will also factor in. There is never any obligation to get a quote for the services required to get your guitar the way you want it. This is encouraging as you will find possibilities you are excited about.


There are times when guitars get damaged and that can prevent them from working like they should. The instrument may have been dropped on accident resulting in those damages. It may have been banged around during transit. Sometimes, it is just the age of it that results in such repairs being warranted. No matter what the underlying cause is, an expert can get it properly addressed for you.

They can share what needs to be done and the best option. They will be selective about the materials the use on your guitar. When those repairs are done, no one is going to be able to tell any such work was done to it. You are going to be amazed at how great it looks and how wonderful it sounds!


An older guitar may still play well, but that doesn’t mean it looks impressive or appealing. Allow an expert to see what they can do for you regarding refinishing it. They can work with you to find the right texture and the right color to bring it back to life. When they are finished, it is going to look just as good as a brand new one!

They can fully assess the guitar. Sometimes, it is just the neck that needs work. In other instances, it is the entire guitar and it will take more time to complete the work. Yet that time is well worth it when you see the outcome. Don’t underestimate the skills such professionals can bring to your project. They are up for the challenge and they will be delighted for you to see what they can do with it!

When it comes to guitar refinishing and repair, be selective about who you hire for the job. You need someone who will treat this instrument like it is their own. They should have experience with antiques, expensive guitars, and those with sentimental value. They should have a variety of tools and methods. With their knowledge they can apply the best methods and practices for results.

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