Clipper Guitars has been the trusted source for guitar and bass repair in Central Virginia since 2017. Dale Hyldelund, a graduate of Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and active member of The Looth Group, offers meticulous evaluations, expert repairs, and tasteful upgrades.

Expect clear communication, detailed quotes, and professional-grade work that respects your instrument's history. We combine cutting-edge techniques with time-tested methods to ensure your guitar or bass sings for years to come.

Bring your axe to Clipper Guitars - where your music matters.


The Bread and Butter; almost every instrument that comes through our doors receives a set-up. Set-ups include diagnostics, buffing the frets, cleaning the fretboard, tightening all hardware, restring, nut slot adjustment, truss rod adjustment, balancing the tremolo, adjusting action, setting intonation, cleaning & checking electronics, adjusting pickups, detail & cleaning.


Have some string buzz that just won’t go away, or have you played your instrument so much that the frets are worn down in certain spots? We guarantee precise fretwork that is dialed in specifically for your instrument. We offer spot leveling, full leveling, and re-frets using nickel-silver, Stainless, or Gold fretwire.

Structural Repair

Things happen from time to time. From neck resets, broken headstocks, top-cracks, loose braces, lifting acoustic bridges.. We’ve seen it, we’ve repaired it.

Our services are available by appointment only

Due to a large repair queue, all new appointments are currently booking for June and July. The current turnaround time varies greatly on the severity of the repair, upgrade, or maintenance required, but is typically in the ballpark of 3-4 weeks. For finish related, structural, and restoration repairs, It’s very difficult to commit to a timeline for repair. We do not service amplifiers, speakers, effects pedals, banjos, mandolins, or any instrument outside of acoustic and electric guitars and basses. 

Home Shop Location

182 Willow Way Rd, Barboursville, VA 22923

Satellite Shop Location

1740 Broadway St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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