LA Guitar


LA GUITAR FACTORY 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

Guitar Lessons

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

Luthiery School ( Guitar Building and Repair School )


SATURDAY SEPT 8 th - Please note that our shop phone is currently down but we're open today from 12 to 5.

We will open Tuesday at our normal hour ( 12:30 )                    


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 $ 6 per seat. In addition there is additional " middle/back row seating " with $ 5 admission. 


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


 -----------------------------------------------    Brendle - Bullard - Lehtela    -----------------------------------------------

                                                                       Sunday   August 19th

                                                                       Ron Brendle ~ bass

                                                                    Dave Bullard ~ drums

                                                          Ari Lehtela ~ guitar, sadari, sursringar

 Show starts at 6 pm, $ 5 cover -more information visit LAGF LISTENING ROOM CONCERTS page on FACEBOOK.



 In its 19th 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 30 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.

We are also GIBSON authorized service center for Gibson and Epiphone instruments.

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


HOURS OF OPERATION:  TUESDAY  ~ FRIDAY 12:30 till 7 ' ish  /  SATURDAY 12 to 5 ' ish

We 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.