Build   Repair   Modify   Enhance



Our guitar repair is handled by Jacob Klag who’s been mastering techniques since his time at Berklee College of Music, further honing his skills when attending Galloup School of Guitar Building and Repair.

Fretboard Rehab takes the time to make your instrument balanced.  We handle all fretted and fretless stringed instrument.  Here exists  a fundamental and practiced knowledge applicable to the visible functions of each instrument, down to the grain structure of the wood incorporated, and the electronics placed into them.

Sometimes, the build of an instrument was never quite right from the factory.  Other times, weather, heat, humidity, and the life and stress of a guitars string tension has forced it into a state of uncomfortable playability.  Much of the issues a guitar develops comes from the years and seasons it has travelled through.  This is where we apply geometry, measurements, tools, and elbow grease.

If you were told your instrument could not be repaired, and maybe it holds a sentimental place in your hands, ask us for our thoughts.  We take on all complexity and do what others may not.

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Our powered electronics, amplifier, and effects pedal technician is Steven Ramos.  He's been passionately troubleshooting, rewiring, and modifying amps and gear for many years, traversing the dangers of electric shock and escaping with only a mild static hair-do.

With wooden stick in hand, he can decipher the diagrams and replace the bulging caps on your power transformers, all saving you the effort of having to relearn the math you've forgotten from high-school.

This wild man knows that you care about the originality of your vintage amps.  That's why his work comes out stealthy and accurate, as if he was never there, so your equipment remains nearly the same as the day it came off the line.

We offer everything you need to get back on stage, whether a tune-up, a tube swap, or recalibrating the phase.

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Pedal Modification | Mods

Even the simplest modifications to your stock pedals can have a major impact on the sound, style, and clarity.  The same man in charge of our amps has a wide variety of opinions and ideas on how to make your gear more inventive, giving you the edge for your sound to stand out.

You can take a simple, used DS-1 and have it maxed out with new caps and diodes.  We can push the gain channel and have your audience regret not wearing ear-plugs.  Mild boost, oscillations, frequency sweeps, whatever you want, we can make it happen.

Get in touch with Steven via the email section to get a quote on your ideas, or give us a call during our open hours.  Some modifications starting around $40.

For currently available shop-made and pre-modded pedals, head to our Reverb page.  We're always creating more.

Contact Fretboard Rehab

Open Tuesday - Sunday.

Tues: 11-6:30, Wed: 11-6:30, Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 12-7, Sunday 12-4

 Write us anytime for quotes on repairs.  We can even help you on your DIY projects.  Set up an appointment, if our hours don't suit you, or call us at 603-343-5185.  If necessary, we can stay late for pickup or drop-off.

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3 Front Street #412
Rollinsford, NH, 03869
United States