Clipper Instruments: Guitar Repair & Service

Clipper Instruments: Guitar Repair & Service Guitar repair and service in Charlottesville, VA. Set-ups, Fret work, Structural repairs, Custom brand-name and Handmade parts, Electronics work.

Operating as usual

It's been quite the year C'ville! This bucket of old strings is coming in at 26lbs 4oz, and will now be donated to an ar...
12/16/2021

It's been quite the year C'ville! This bucket of old strings is coming in at 26lbs 4oz, and will now be donated to an artist over at @visible_records. Looking forward to see them become something new!
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#cville #guitarrepair #loothing

It's been quite the year C'ville! This bucket of old strings is coming in at 26lbs 4oz, and will now be donated to an artist over at @visible_records. Looking forward to see them become something new!
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#cville #guitarrepair #loothing

Absolutely beautiful @collingsguitars I-35 on the bench today for a setup. Definitely one of my favorite instruments to ...
12/07/2021

Absolutely beautiful @collingsguitars I-35 on the bench today for a setup. Definitely one of my favorite instruments to come in the shop!
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#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench #loothing

Limited quantities of gift certificates available for purchase. Swing by and pick one up for an awesome local gift!....#...
11/15/2021

Limited quantities of gift certificates available for purchase. Swing by and pick one up for an awesome local gift!
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#cville #guitarrepair #xmas

Limited quantities of gift certificates available for purchase. Swing by and pick one up for an awesome local gift!
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#cville #guitarrepair #xmas

Partsmaster build complete! I had a blast with this one. @warmothguitar body and neck, @descendantvibrato in the tail, @...
10/29/2021

Partsmaster build complete! I had a blast with this one. @warmothguitar body and neck, @descendantvibrato in the tail, @lambertones_pickups split for some crazy tone options.
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#cville #guitarrepair #bringmeallyourparts

Partsmaster build complete! I had a blast with this one. @warmothguitar body and neck, @descendantvibrato in the tail, @lambertones_pickups split for some crazy tone options.
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#cville #guitarrepair #bringmeallyourparts

Orange juice for breakfast.....#cville #guitarrepair
10/21/2021

Orange juice for breakfast.
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#cville #guitarrepair

Orange juice for breakfast.
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#cville #guitarrepair

Form fit case build for my personal Ibanez on the sunny Saturday. Just have to add in some walnut banding around the com...
07/24/2021

Form fit case build for my personal Ibanez on the sunny Saturday. Just have to add in some walnut banding around the compartment and throw on some hardware!

07/14/2021
Clipper Guitars

Clipper Instruments will be temporarily closed for the month of August as I'll be on paternity leave!

The last day for an appointment is Monday July 19th. I expect an increase in clients due to this, and will work diligently to get through all of the instruments.

As a lot of you know, I've only been offering setups and basic electronics work at the shop for the past few weeks. This is mostly to prevent having an instrument sit at the shop for a period of time should our little girl arrive sooner than expected. The available appointments that I have follow suit; setups and electronics work only.

If you're interested in booking an appointment on Monday the 19th, please visit Clipperguitars.com and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Thank you for all of your support!

- Dale

We're a full service guitar repair shop located in Charlottesville, Virginia. We offer repairs, upgrades, and restoration on all types of guitars and basses. We also provide appraisals of stringed instruments for insurance purposes. We operate by appointment only, click the button below to get in to...

Lefty Strat in for a standard setup!...#cville #guitarrepair #loothing
07/14/2021

Lefty Strat in for a standard setup!
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#cville #guitarrepair #loothing

This Tele is now rocking some @lindyfralin.pickups and a new bridge!...#loothing #guitarrepair #loothing #fendertelecast...
07/14/2021

This Tele is now rocking some @lindyfralin.pickups and a new bridge!
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#loothing #guitarrepair #loothing #fendertelecaster

1962-1965 National Westwood coming in hot with the retro vibes....#cville #guitarrepair #vintageguitar #loothing
07/14/2021

1962-1965 National Westwood coming in hot with the retro vibes.
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#cville #guitarrepair #vintageguitar #loothing

This Silvertone Aristocratic is "absolutely bitch'n" and was a blast to work on!...#cville #guitarrepair #vintageguitar ...
07/14/2021

This Silvertone Aristocratic is "absolutely bitch'n" and was a blast to work on!
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#cville #guitarrepair #vintageguitar #loothing

Absolutely drooling over this Jag....#cville #guitarrepair #loothing #fender #vintage #vintageguitar
05/05/2021

Absolutely drooling over this Jag.
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#cville #guitarrepair #loothing #fender #vintage #vintageguitar

Feeling a little sweaty in the shop today. Could be the 90° heat and lack of A/C, could be this absolute babe of a Grets...
04/28/2021

Feeling a little sweaty in the shop today. Could be the 90° heat and lack of A/C, could be this absolute babe of a Gretsch.
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#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench

Tele's always have a special place in my heart. ...#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench
04/01/2021

Tele's always have a special place in my heart.
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#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench

Tele's always have a special place in my heart.
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#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench

6 Ways to Keep Your Guitar Healthy
03/18/2021
6 Ways to Keep Your Guitar Healthy

6 Ways to Keep Your Guitar Healthy

As we’re all currently striving to stay as healthy as possible by remaining at home, keeping our environment clean, and fueling our bodies, it’s a good time to take a look around us to …

I don't remember ordering cheese.....#guitar #acoustic #guitarrepair #cville #charlottesville
03/12/2021

I don't remember ordering cheese..
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#guitar #acoustic #guitarrepair #cville #charlottesville

Here's a great article on finding the right acoustic strings! There's a lot of variables that can make a world of differ...
02/10/2021
Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Acoustic Guitar Strings

Here's a great article on finding the right acoustic strings! There's a lot of variables that can make a world of difference for your playing style and tone. Definitely worth the read!

Ernie Ball acoustic guitar strings offer musicians the power to handpick the sound of their music. Acoustic guitar strings highly influence the overall sound and tonality because there are no picku…

I love installing these big arcade style kill switches! They can add some serious mojo to your sound....#cville #guitarr...
02/03/2021

I love installing these big arcade style kill switches! They can add some serious mojo to your sound.
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#cville #guitarrepair #guitarrepairshop #guitarmods #fender #stratocaster

I love installing these big arcade style kill switches! They can add some serious mojo to your sound.
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#cville #guitarrepair #guitarrepairshop #guitarmods #fender #stratocaster

Huge shout out to @webbsledge for bringing in this 1956 Gibson ES-125. Subtle transformation with some fresh pups, a han...
12/05/2020

Huge shout out to @webbsledge for bringing in this 1956 Gibson ES-125. Subtle transformation with some fresh pups, a handmade bone nut, and a setup. Plays like a dream!
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#cville #charlottesville #guitarrepair #gibson #vintageguitar

1978 Gibson RD Artist Bass in the shop for a setup! This was a blast to work on. The Moog electronics made cleaning a bi...
11/13/2020

1978 Gibson RD Artist Bass in the shop for a setup! This was a blast to work on. The Moog electronics made cleaning a bit tricky, but in the end it came out great!
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#cville #charlottesville #guitarrepair #gibson #bass

Handmade dyed bone nut and saddle for this roasted Breedlove. Thanks @probablyjordan for bringing this in!....#cville #g...
10/20/2020

Handmade dyed bone nut and saddle for this roasted Breedlove. Thanks @probablyjordan for bringing this in!
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#cville #guitarrepair #guitarrepairshop #whatsonyourbench #breedloveguitars

Love this. Straight from the Custom Shop!...#cville #charlottesville #charlottesvilleva #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench ...
10/16/2020

Love this. Straight from the Custom Shop!
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#cville #charlottesville #charlottesvilleva #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench #fender #stratocaster #customshop #relic

Cool custom Hulk pickguard on this Jazzy!...#cville #guitarrepair #fender #jazzmaster
10/08/2020

Cool custom Hulk pickguard on this Jazzy!
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#cville #guitarrepair #fender #jazzmaster

Always amazed with the quality that @lambertones_pickups puts out. ...#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench #telecaste...
10/06/2020

Always amazed with the quality that @lambertones_pickups puts out.
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#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench #telecaster #blondie

K&K Sound produces the most natural-sounding and balanced acoustic pickups on the market. The install is minimally invas...
09/28/2020

K&K Sound produces the most natural-sounding and balanced acoustic pickups on the market. The install is minimally invasive and very reasonably priced.
Swing in with your acoustic and get ready for when the bars open back up for gigs! (The sound guy will thank you!)

This saddle require just a LITTLE bit of persuasion. 😅...#cville #guitarrepair #vintage #gibson #restoration
09/28/2020

This saddle require just a LITTLE bit of persuasion. 😅
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#cville #guitarrepair #vintage #gibson #restoration

09/25/2020

Little preview. Expect a demo of a nice old L-00 by @virginiaman_ within the next few days!
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#cville #guitarrepair #localbusiness #localmusic #virginiaman #gibson #vintageguitar #acousticguitar

When the caps sit pretty 😍 #cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench
09/24/2020

When the caps sit pretty 😍
#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench

Ah, it’s been a while since a five string came through these doors!#cville #guitarrepair
09/22/2020

Ah, it’s been a while since a five string came through these doors!
#cville #guitarrepair

It’s that time again!#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench
08/07/2020

It’s that time again!
#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench

Ouuuuuch.#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench
08/03/2020

Ouuuuuch.
#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench

Quite the before and after!#whatsonyourbench #cville #guitarrepair
07/31/2020

Quite the before and after!
#whatsonyourbench #cville #guitarrepair

Jaguars have a special place in my heart. I have to be honest, I hope the owner takes his time picking this one up so I ...
07/27/2020

Jaguars have a special place in my heart. I have to be honest, I hope the owner takes his time picking this one up so I can play this bass just a little bit more!
#cville #guitarrepair #whatsonyourbench

Address

1740 Broadway St, Suite 8
Charlottesville, VA
22902

Telephone

(434) 328-5888

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Clipper Instruments did a Awesome job on my old ovation! This has a lot of sentimental value to me and I am back playing it! Awesome job at a great price! Highly Recommend Clipper Instruments!!!
Dale is an absolutely an amazing artist. I will post pictures soon. He built a new neck for my broken bass. it is amazing.
Saw you at lunch bar at the edge keep in touch [email protected] +61418776730
Congrats Dale!