About Guitar O.R.

Calgary's Indepedent Guitar Repair Shop

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Welcome to the website of Calgary’s independent Guitar Repair shop. We offer a full line of Luthier services from the basic to the anything but basic. From acoustic and electric guitars to basses, banjos and mandolins. If it has strings, I’ve worked on it. So if you find that your beloved instrument isn’t feeling the way you expect then you’re probably due for some service. Any number of issues could be holding you back from your instrument playing its absolute best.

Music is challenging enough without having to wrestle with your stringed companion, each time you play. Or perhaps Calgary’s humidity, or lack thereof, has brought on some concerning traits such as cracks or glue release. Fear not, most everything can be repaired with enough time, attention and skill. For less than the cost of replacement.

I also offer complete upgrades from tuners, jacks, nuts and saddles to pickups, frets and hardware. Each of these can offer an upgrade in quality of tone and response. If you are unsure how, please just ask. I would be more than happy to talk with you as to determine exactly what it is your looking to achieve. With so many products on the market it can be quite overwhelming. Let my 10 years of experience as a luthier, and 20 years as a player, cut through the haze of product overload. Learn about us and how we can help.

For those players that have a longstanding love affair with their guitar, but have seen it start to age, we can look at a partial or complete restoration. Why buy new when a few days in the operating room can give your instrument a new lease on life?

jarin-grindingAs a guitarist and Luthier I pride myself on carrying on the tradition and principles of the craft.

I’m also proud to offer second to none customer service. We can meet and talk before any work is done. I can take you through to process step by step, answering any questions you may have. Together we can decide on which product or service will best suit your goals, as well as your budget.

Jarin is a certified Fender technician as well as a member of the Guild of American Luthiers.


Promotion Video

To learn more about us, please watch this promotion video.
Note: The video is 4.4 MB in file size and 0:32 in duration.


Our Work Team

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    Bella Greeter 1

    Bella is an American Bulldog. She has been with Guitar O.R. since March of 2011. Her specialty is greeting our many clients, destroying various toys, giving kids kisses and generally sleeping, mixed in with sudden bursts of energy resulting in laps around the shop.

  • Jarin Winterhalt Owner/Operator

    Jarin has been involved with music since he was a young boy. Growing up in small town Saskatchewan, it was a struggle to get lessons, but once hes was able...

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