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Absolutely the only place I would take my guitars and basses to. Impeccable service and work. I have complete trust that the job will always be done right.


Guitar and Stringed Instrument Services

For the Rest of October, we are offering setup services for 1/2 price!

This full service will elevate your instrument to performance ready so you can play your absolute best!

Amplifier Repair Services

“Excellent repair service for tube amps. He figured out what was causing harmonic oscillations on my Bugera 55 by adjusting the output bias. Also swapped out my master volume on my Mesa MK III with the right pot for more linear control of output.”


Band Instrument Rent To Own

Now you can quickly, painlessly rent to own band instruments for you or your student for the lowest prices possible!  Click Below to send us a message!

What Makes James Hood Guitar Different

James Hood Guitar Repair knows how frustrating it can be when an instrument isn’t performing to expectation.  Intermittent issues, high action, buzz, electronics issues or even dents, dings and cracks can all be fixed at our shop. We take a complete look at where your instrument currently is, interview you to determine your style of play, and what your goals are.  We show you the options we see as your very best approach and keep you in the loop from drop off to pickup.

In our experience, trust in knowing that your instrument will be its very best when you get it back from us is everything.  We want you to feel confident in bringing your instruments to us, and to know that we will take great care in each process they go through at our shop.  Your instrument is your own personal outlet.  Street value doesn’t matter, when you find your match, you know.  We know what that feeling is, and we know the hesitation to bring something so personal to a new shop for the first time.  That’s why we have decided to offer our full setup service at half price for the month of September (Over $50 off), so that you can come and meet us, see the quality and care in our work and realize the James Hood Guitar difference yourself.

I have been taking my guitars here for years, going back to when they were a part of Buffalo Bros. James is honest and very knowledgable about guitar. Turn around time is great and my guitars are always set up exactly to my liking. One time I had a gig in a couple days and he put a rush on it so I could play the guitar at my show. Great customer service. Do not look further. Take your instruments here.


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4901 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA  92008

Open Monday through Friday from 10a-5pm, Saturday from 12p – 5pm