Acoustic Guitar Repair Guides, Instructions, & Tips

I love playing and working on my acoustic guitars. I often find myself playing my acoustic guitars more than my electric guitars. Acoustic guitars can be extremely rewarding to play, but they can also be uncomfortable to play. Don’t stop playing your acoustic because it isn’t setup properly. You can make almost any acoustic guitar play awesome with a little repair and setup work.

Here is a list of some of the most common acoustic guitar repairs that I see. Take a look and try these repairs yourself. If you have any questions or don’t see an article about a particular repair, email me with a suggestion. I’d love to hear from you. Until then, check out these articles and start repairing your acoustic guitar today!


Lower Acoustic Guitar Action - Action Adjustment

Action Adjustment

Acoustic guitar action is the height of the strings above the fretboard. There are many causes of high action, so you need to check each to set up before…

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Acoustic Guitar Body Binding Repair

Repair Body Binding

Pretty much all acoustic guitars have binding that goes around the outside of the guitar. This binding helps hold the body together and ensure that it is…

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Acoustic Guitar Fretboard Binding Repair

Fretboard Binding

Fretboard binding is used to cover the ends of the frets and create a border around the fretboard. Fretboard binding can come loose, break, or deteriorate…

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Acoustic Guitar Bridge Repair

Brace Repair

Acoustic guitar braces act as the skeleton of your guitar, but what happens when they crack or the glue joint comes loose…

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Acoustic Guitar Bridge Repair

Bridge Repair

There are many different styles of acoustic guitar bridges. These bridges help set the action and intonation as well as…

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Acoustic Guitar Finish Repair

Finish Repair

Acoustic guitar finish can crack, shrink, dent, ding, and separate. Here’s how to fix your damaged acoustic guitar finish…

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Acoustic Fretboard Repair

Fretboard Repair

Acoustic guitar fretboards can dry out and crack. Learn how to repair fretboard cracks and how to maintain your fretboard…

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Acoustic Guitar Inlay Repair

Guitar Inlay Repair

Every guitar has inlays of some kind. These inlays can crack and come loose from abuse and age. Here is how to fix…

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