Premier guitar and amp repair center in North County San Diego

About James Hood Guitar Repair

James Hood is an experienced player and studio musician from North County San Diego. He started repairing guitars in 1989 and later had the opportunity to apprentice under luthier Bill Meyer (Jackstraw Guitars) while working for Buffalo Bros. Guitars in Carlsbad, CA.

It was at Buffalo Bros. where he honed his skills as a guitar tech and luthier. James is certified by Martin Guitars, Taylor Guitars and Guild Guitars. He started working for Buffalo Bros. in early 2005, and by 2010 had opened his own independent guitar repair shop in the back of their building. When Buffalo Bros. closed its doors in April of 2013 James moved his guitar shop to the back of the building, and in April 2020 moved to the current larger location in east Oceanside.

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Our Mission

To be the premiere guitar and amp repair center in North County and beyond by way of exceeding each client’s expectations from initial consultation to well after the repair, service, purchase or modification through service, knowledge transfer, and recommendation.