LA Guitar



LA G F is now also known as  TELA GUITAR. Please visit our new updated website


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Hours of Operation - The Hours shown directly below are approximate.  Please note that we operate BY APPOINTMENT ONLY format on certain on certain days as specified below. Please call 704.599.4410 ( shop phone ) between the hours shown below to schedule and appointment or contact by email :                                                               



Tuesday and Wednesday by appointent, Friday and Saturday 12 to 5 - WALK IN.  Closed Sunday, Monday and ThursdayCall ( 704) 599-4410 to schedule and appointment for all of our services - REPAIR, LUTHIERY SCHOOL, CUSTOM GUITAR, GUITAR PARTS and ACCESSORIES  NOTE :Our Luthiery School is operational throughout the week, shop is open only on the days noted above.


LA GUITAR FACTORY  ( aka TELA GUITAR ) is one-place-destination for a variety of your guitar needs including:

Guitar Repair  ( also other string instruments such as bass, mandolin, banjo, plus others from different parts of the world )

Guitar and Bass parts and accessories

Custom Guitars and one-of-a-kind string instruments

Luthiery School ( Guitar Building and Repair School )


In addition to providing full service for guitar, bass, and other string instruments, LA GUITAR FACTORY is also a destination for special music concerts.  A true " listening room " format, you will find our concerts to be cozy and informal in our old,funky, and historical building. The concerts usually take place on SUNDAYS - once or twice a month - and start at 6 pm with an approximate 1 hour in duration. Those interested in attending are encouraged to contact us by email or by phone ( 704) 599-4410 to reserve a seat. We have a limited " front-row seating " ( 5 - 8 seats depending on the size of the group performing ) that can be reserved at $ 7 per seat.

Admission payable by cash or check. We have parking in front of building. Complimentary beverages provided for concert dates.


Shows starts at 6 pm, $ 7 cover -more information visit TELAGUITAR LISTENING ROOM CONCERTS page on FACEBOOK.


CONCERTS ARE CURRENTLY ON HIATUS  ( Like in the rest of the world ...)


                                                                  In its 24th  year LA Guitar Factory continues its unique service to all guitar enthusiasts, especially to those in the region. Your continued support is much appreciated!

LA Guitar Factory provides full service, repair and restoration for all guitars including electric, acoustic and bass. The repair dept. is lead by Ari Lehtela who brings with him 35 years of experience in the field.

LA Guitar Factory also provides basic setup services such as restringing for other string instruments such as banjo, mandolin, violin and upright bass.


Following is brief summary of services offered:

- restringing ( which includes tuning of strings to proper pitch )

- set up ( includes action adjustment, general cleaning, truss rod adjustment, restringing with new strings and intonation. Also included is ' once - over ' fret level and polish and minor nut slot adjustment, if necessary )

- fret level, crown and polish or just level and polish

- adjustment, replacement or making of a new nut

- re fretting

- electronics wiring services

- crack repair

- reseating of loose components such as the bridge or internal braces.

- detail cleaning

- correction of twisting and distortion of soundboard or the neck. This includes procedures such as replacement of fretboard, truss rod or the neck. In some cases a neck reset or possibly replacment of the soundboard.

- fitting of new or replacement parts icluding such things as hardware and pickups.

we stock guitar strings, pickups and replacement parts. Contact us to get a quote on the particular product before you make a purchase elsewhere as we may be able to better the price.

We have set prices on most services but some will be based on a per/hour charge as opposed to a set fee. Some discounting is offered when combining services, example being a set up combined with any fretwork.

Call or email us if you have a question and/or would like to schedule an appointemnt for service.

8125-D Old Concord Road
Charlotte NC 28213


We especially recommend  that you make an appointment especially if coming in outside of Charlotte or dropping off or picking up a repair. Our hours may vary so please call 704.599.4410 if you're planning to visit especially near opening or closing hour ! Special appointments may also be made outside of posted hours ~ simply contact us to make such arrangement.