Guitar Workshop & Gallery
ARC Guitar is a full-service Guitar Workshop located in a 112 year old historical building in the quaint city of Winters, CA. We're only 30 minutes from downtown Sacramento and less than 60 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm for Guitar Building School
Closed on Sunday to observe the Lord's Day
Location: 308 Railroad Avenue, Winters CA 95694
ARC Guitar takes a simple straight-forward approach to guitar building and stringed instrument repair: excellence, integrity, affordability, and customer satisfaction.
We're skilled and competent luthiers who specialize in guitar restoration and repair, custom guitar building and a unique school of luthierie.
We're friendly too. Stop in for a visit anytime during regular shop hours and we'll be happy to give you a tour of our shop!
Visit on Saturdays from 9 am until 2 pm and you'll see guitars being built by students enrolled in ARC Guitar Building School.
Custom Hand-Built Guitars
A Custom Hand Crafted Guitar for Less Than You Might Imagine...
ARC Guitar offers fine hand crafted guitar built-to-order
for less than the cost of a comparable brand-name factory built guitar.
Our guitars begin at $1,899.00.
Click on Guitars for more details.
2013 Guitars Repair Rates -
Discounts offered for additional work performed.
- Bone nut - $75.00
- Bone saddle - $70.00
Pre-Ban Elephant Ivory for Nut/ Saddle Sets - $205.00
- Re-set & reglue acoustic bridge - $75.00 and up
- Re-wire electric guitar/bass (plus parts) - $85.00 and up
- Install new tuning machines (plus tuners) - $25.00
- Re-fret entire instrument - $250.00 and up
- Partial re-fret - $20.00 per fret ($40.00 min.)
- Repair broken headstock - $75.00 and up
- Crack Repair - $15.00 per inch
- Re-set acoustic neck - $295.00 and up
- Re-Finish Instrument with Nitrocellulose Lacquer - $150.00 min.
- Other work - Contact Me
Instrument "Pro Set-Up" Special: $75.00*
A Set-Up Includes:
- dress and polish frets*
- clean and oil fingerboard
- adjust relief
- set action at nut
- adjust saddle (acoustic)
- adjust action (electric)
- set intonation with strobotuner
- clean, lubricate electronics
- tighten all nuts, bolts and screws
- clean and polish instrument
- install new strings (strings extra charge)
*For leveling & re-crown, an additional $20.00 charge may apply.
We can repair, restore or re-finish any guitar.
Bring your old relic in for a free estimate.
We use great care in the handling and repair of vintage instruments.
References available upon request.
All repair work is unconditionally guaranteed for 90 days.
|Introducing "The Classical" - now available. Starting at $2,000.00||2013 Custom Crafted Guitars - made in Winters, CA in the USA|
ARC Guitar is now accepting students for our Guitar Building School.
Learn how to build an acoustic guitar in your spare time using the same materials and techniques we do. For a moderate price, you can design and create a custom guitar in our shop with hands on instruction in traditional guitar construction with a concern for your safety. All materials and tools necessary will be provided for the student to produce an instrument similar to a Martin D-28 or Taylor 410 when finished. Classes meet on Saturdays in two sessions and limited to four students. It takes about 16-20 weeks to build an acoustic guitar.
For those looking for a shorter commitment, we now offer ukulele building classes for a project that can be completed in as little as 4 - 6 weekends at a very affordable price. The ukulele class also includes a finish on the instrument and one free ukulele lesson. Inquire for more details.