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Indy String Theory

Indy String Theory Indy String Theory is a Stringed instrument repair, custom work, and sales shop in the Fountain Square Neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN. New and Used Music Gear

Luthier owned and Operated. Fretted, folk, and Stringed Instruments, boutique effects pedals, amps, and accessories. Extensive Repairs, Custom modification, Custom builds.

Operating as usual

🔉TURN IT UP 🔉 it’s almost the weekend and we have amps on amps on amps! Solid state to tube, 1x10s to 4x12s, it’s time y...
03/03/2022

🔉TURN IT UP 🔉 it’s almost the weekend and we have amps on amps on amps! Solid state to tube, 1x10s to 4x12s, it’s time you played for others to hear 👂Lets make a deal!

These Luthier builds have had recent price drops! Own a U.S. crafted instrument that is uniquely you! Come give them a p...
03/02/2022

These Luthier builds have had recent price drops! Own a U.S. crafted instrument that is uniquely you! Come give them a play in-store or shop online at IndyStringTheory.com!

A little hummingbird told me you were looking for a new guitar… Own a Jumbo with a mini price tag! Want to trade to upgr...
02/25/2022

A little hummingbird told me you were looking for a new guitar… Own a Jumbo with a mini price tag! Want to trade to upgrade? We’ll make you a deal that will have you strummin’ through the weekend! Come see us in shop or DM us with your trade!

🚨RESTOCK🚨 We have  classics back, as well as some new kids, like the Intelligent Harmony Machine 🤖 & the 1440 Stereo Loo...
02/21/2022

🚨RESTOCK🚨 We have classics back, as well as some new kids, like the Intelligent Harmony Machine 🤖 & the 1440 Stereo Looper! 🔁 Come play in-store or shop online at www.IndyStringTheory.com!

When able to sneak away from repairs custom projects get finished! This Pine T was started many moons ago with three oth...
02/19/2022

When able to sneak away from repairs custom projects get finished! This Pine T was started many moons ago with three others from reclaimed neighborhood pine. Long story short the original neck we made twisted and the body sat until recently. A new neck was made from some choice flamed maple with a Peruvian Walnut fingerboard. Loaded with a Tele set, and accompanied with a HSC this thing is ready to write your next song! Come try it out in store.

You’ve asked and asked and we heard you! We have our next Fuzz Workshop Saturday, March 19th! Build your very own fuzz, ...
02/18/2022

You’ve asked and asked and we heard you! We have our next Fuzz Workshop Saturday, March 19th! Build your very own fuzz, instructed by ! Pay in shop to secure your spot!

🪐Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of guitar players. To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new tone...
02/09/2022

🪐Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of guitar players. To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new tones and new riffs. To boldly phase where no man has phased before! 🚀We have a Explorer in stock, and it’s out of this world!🖖

We got a lot in right now! No new incoming amp work this week.
02/07/2022

We got a lot in right now! No new incoming amp work this week.

Been a busy first couple of hours! See you soon hopefully!
02/05/2022

Been a busy first couple of hours! See you soon hopefully!

It’s the sequel to yesterday. Planning to be back in shop tomorrow. We’re gonna let the plows do their thing today to ge...
02/04/2022

It’s the sequel to yesterday. Planning to be back in shop tomorrow. We’re gonna let the plows do their thing today to get the roads cleared. In the meantime (🎶🎤 “In the meantiiiime!”) all you Spacehogs can shop at indystringtheory.com. Buy some strings and pick them up tomorrow. Or we’ll mail them to you. You get it…

Closed today. We’ll update when we make it back to the shop. Have a good day!
02/03/2022

Closed today. We’ll update when we make it back to the shop. Have a good day!

CLOSED TODAY. You snow why….
02/03/2022

CLOSED TODAY. You snow why….

Throwback on this  to this photo of two that were built in our shop on Shelby St. this photo was taken by our late frien...
02/01/2022

Throwback on this to this photo of two that were built in our shop on Shelby St. this photo was taken by our late friend of his pine body in the right and ‘s made from 100 year old steps from a home in downtown Indianapolis. Maybe we’ll build more guitars one day. Hope you all have had a great day so far.

It’s a  type of day! Mike Strong makes guitars using incredible woods, high end components from   & more, and good ole’ ...
01/29/2022

It’s a type of day! Mike Strong makes guitars using incredible woods, high end components from & more, and good ole’ elbow grease. An Indianapolis native Mike has put his guitars on sale in our shop, and you can now save an extra $500 in each model. Come give them a play!

We have something really special on the floor that makes today  🤠 We have a Sho-Bud Pro-I with all the fixins including ...
01/26/2022

We have something really special on the floor that makes today 🤠 We have a Sho-Bud Pro-I with all the fixins including the original Sho-Bud Pack-a-Seat and passive Goodrich Volume pedal. Now is your chance to grab a partner and Do Si Do on down and pick up THE sound of country western music.

01/18/2022

It’s and we have a wall full of twang and tone! 🤠 Stop by to chicken pick teles from and ! 🐓

Happy birthday to the king of the IST castle, our fearless leader,
01/15/2022

Happy birthday to the king of the IST castle, our fearless leader,

4 new boards have hit the online store! Be the first to pick yours out before they’re gone! All of our boards are crafte...
01/07/2022

4 new boards have hit the online store! Be the first to pick yours out before they’re gone! All of our boards are crafted in our wood shop and feature IEC power input, light-up on/off switch, & mono input/output jacks!

ATTENTION!! We are putting a hold on taking in new repair work for the rest of the week. Any appointment currently sched...
01/05/2022

ATTENTION!! We are putting a hold on taking in new repair work for the rest of the week. Any appointment currently scheduled will still be honored. Gotta work through this line still down a set of skilled hands. We will update when the line opens up again hopefully next week.

It’s  and today we’re highlighting a new-to-the-shop builder Mike Strong of  The Stage Burner T and Stage Burner J exhib...
01/03/2022

It’s and today we’re highlighting a new-to-the-shop builder Mike Strong of The Stage Burner T and Stage Burner J exhibit Mike’s unique style and flare, sporting match-booked quilted ash tops combined with exotic woods and finished with gorgeous transparent flake finishes that have to be seen in person! Learn more about these guitars and shop at IndyStringTheory.com, or pay us a visit in-shop Monday-Saturday 11-5.

1007 Completed work orders in 2021. That’s 84/month of all different crazy kinds of repair needs. It’s safe to say we wo...
12/31/2021

1007 Completed work orders in 2021. That’s 84/month of all different crazy kinds of repair needs. It’s safe to say we worked our butts off. Thank you for choosing us for your repair needs. We’re taking this weekend off, and it’s back to it 01/03/22. We can’t thank you enough. Here’s to a new year full of guitar adventures!

Hot on the wall! 🥵 A Gretsch G6620T Players Edition Nashville w/ center block. Sustain, midrange, tone … class. All thes...
12/29/2021

Hot on the wall! 🥵 A Gretsch G6620T Players Edition Nashville w/ center block. Sustain, midrange, tone … class. All these words come to mind when playing this beautiful instrument. We’re open 1 more day for the year: TOMORROW. Come make it a good one for the both of us and buy this special guitar. Happy New Year! 🎉

*YOUR NEW GUITAR GOES HERE*   We have plenty of new and used cases, including these d’Angelico hardshell cases that are ...
12/28/2021

*YOUR NEW GUITAR GOES HERE* We have plenty of new and used cases, including these d’Angelico hardshell cases that are moving for $50-a-pop! (Perfect for acoustic and hollow body style guitars.
Also in-stock: Gator hardshell and transit cases, IST gig bags for acoustic, electric & bass and more! ’angelyes

Less than a week left to get your shopping done! We have many items that will make your, or your loved one’s, Christmas ...
12/20/2021

Less than a week left to get your shopping done! We have many items that will make your, or your loved one’s, Christmas morning! 🎁🎄🎁 Shop in-store before Friday (we’re closed Christmas Eve & Day, and New Years Eve & Day)! 🎅🎉

Last Saturday SALE! It’s our last open Saturday of 2021. You all have been really great to us this year. Hard to believe...
12/18/2021

Last Saturday SALE! It’s our last open Saturday of 2021. You all have been really great to us this year. Hard to believe we’re finishing our first full year on Prospect St. it’s been a whirlwind. We’ll be open on select days surrounding the holidays, but here’s to working NO MORE SATURDAYS in 2021!

Christmas is next weekend! Do you have your stocking stuffers taken care of? 🎅 We have gift cards available in-shop and ...
12/17/2021

Christmas is next weekend! Do you have your stocking stuffers taken care of? 🎅 We have gift cards available in-shop and online!

Your mom has been asking what you want! ?🤷‍♀️? Send her our way!

We have tons of items on clearance available in-store and online! 🤑 Get a killer deal on items you’ve had an eye on for ...
12/13/2021

We have tons of items on clearance available in-store and online! 🤑 Get a killer deal on items you’ve had an eye on for too long! 👀 (and that we’ve had in stock for too long 🤷‍♂️) See ya at Checkout!

Thanks to everyone who attended our final Fuzz Workshop of the 2021 and a special THANK YOU to  and  for supplying the t...
12/12/2021

Thanks to everyone who attended our final Fuzz Workshop of the 2021 and a special THANK YOU to and for supplying the tools and knowledge that has made this class such a success!!!🧑‍🔧We’re looking forward to more classes in 2022!

12/11/2021

Gift cards are now available through our website! As the Holidays approach and the weather gets colder, we understand it may be hard to find the time or energy to drive around for all your holiday shopping needs. Or perhaps you’re just unsure what gear your musician family and friends want or need? Either way, our online gift cards make it convenient and easy to ensure your fellow gearheads can pick out the perfect gear this holiday season! Visit our website or Reverb page to see what we’ve got in stock, updated regularly!

It’s  and if you’re not able to grab 1 of the 2 spots left for this weekends Fuzz Workshop 👨‍🔧 with  there are still ple...
12/10/2021

It’s and if you’re not able to grab 1 of the 2 spots left for this weekends Fuzz Workshop 👨‍🔧 with there are still plenty of fuzzy creations handmade by Rick himself for sale in our pedal case! Mention Fuzz Friday in shop to get %10 off a Rick Crownover Fuzz Pedal! 🤘🏻

12/09/2021

It’s and we’re dreaming of a bass filled Christmas! ❄️ We have plenty of 4 strings to wrap up for the tree 🎁 🌲 Stop in to play and spread some holiday cheer!

Have a Blues Junior that just isn’t making the cut in a live environment? 🔉Let us help! We’re offering a Mod Package tha...
12/08/2021

Have a Blues Junior that just isn’t making the cut in a live environment? 🔉Let us help! We’re offering a Mod Package that will turn your Blues Jr. (I-IV) into a road worthy amp! 👨‍🔧 Check out the mod list above and make your appointment today at indystringtheory.com! (P.S. this is perfect for a gift card!😉)

We have the new Intelligent Harmony Machine from  in shop, and it’s ready to take your solos to the next level! Create m...
12/06/2021

We have the new Intelligent Harmony Machine from in shop, and it’s ready to take your solos to the next level! Create matching harmonies that will make your second guitarist jealous, or synth leads that make the song! You’ve got to try it with your favorite solos today!

Holiday Gift Card Promo! We're adding %10 to your total gift card purchase! Load $10, get $1. Load $100, get $10! Offer ...
12/02/2021

Holiday Gift Card Promo! We're adding %10 to your total gift card purchase! Load $10, get $1. Load $100, get $10! Offer available now through December 23rd!

More pedally goodness coming our way from  including the  Iridium, providing rich amp-adjacent response and tones! You’v...
11/30/2021

More pedally goodness coming our way from including the Iridium, providing rich amp-adjacent response and tones! You’ve probably seen it in your favorite players pedalboard!

Address

1311 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN
46203

On the west side of Shelby St. in Fountain Square. Next door to Conoco, just south of Fountain Square Brewery.

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(317) 502-9184

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Operating under strict appointment times for repair drop off/pick up. Appointments available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11am-5pm. Payment currently required in advance. Please remove strings if your instrument has been played within 24 hours of your appointment.

Luthier owned and Operated. Fretted, folk, and Stringed Instruments, boutique effects pedals, amps, and accessories. Extensive Repairs, Custom modification, Custom builds.

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It has been a minute but we've been working hard on bringing y'all some new stuff to jam. First up, we have the first of 3 videos we shot at Indy String Theory a little while back.

We have also launched our own dedicated Youtube channel so give us a follow and a share if you would.

Here's Shelter.

Please tune in....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz-BKGOj77c
What a great place to visit. Purchased an ampeg amp and t-shirt, but the best part is the feel of the place. I want a guitar from this store. It was worth the drive to see it in person.
It was so cool to walk into Indy String Theory and see this Sho-Bud pedal steel guitar! Layla was with me and she had never heard one of these before so I played a little for her! When I was a teenager I bought myself a 10 string 3 pedal one and taught myself to play it. I didn't bring it to college and I actually have no idea where it ended up. But no reason it shouldn't be on my next album, right! 😉
Thanks again guys!! The "Sparklecaster"
Thanks Indy String Theory, the D'angelico guitar an JHS pedal sounds amazing, love it!🤘🤘
Thank you Indy String Theory for the D'angelico guitar an JHS pedal, they sound amazing!!🤘
i had 4 guitars in the shop the past 2 weeks. 3 got long over due setups and 2 got complete rewiring and mods! just got them back today! The red Mockingbird guitar definitely is more tame than before because of the pickup swap. and the white Fernandes guitar plays much smoother and definitely has much more noticeable punch from the setup and pickup swap. and that one also has a mini switch now to go from hard rock- soft rock/ bluesy tone.
I am pretty impressed/ satisfied with the completed work at Indy String Theory!! I highly recommend them!
Hope you all have a safe, healthy, and happy Holidays!
It’s Small Business Saturday and everything is 20% off until Midnight at squarecatvinyl.com 😎Use the code: SMALLBUSINESS to redeem your discount! Snag those remaining RSD Black Friday releases at a discount! Just a friendly reminder that we are pickup only currently. Thank you for supporting all of the local spots that make this neighborhood great! 😻 Zodiac Vintage Wildwood Market Turchetti's Meat Market Bluebeard Amberson Coffee & Grocer Pure Eatery...Fresh, Honest Food HI-FI La Margarita Restaurant & Tequila Bar Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company Amelia's Bovaconti Coffee Onatah General Arthur's Music Store Indy String Theory Hero House Comics Indy Reads City Dogs Grocery Fountain Square Clay Center Snakeroot Botanicals Heartland H**p and Supply Co. and many many more!
A HUGE THANKS to these guys for the strat setup and solder job!!! CORNBREAD will be VERY HAPPY!
Kudos to Indy String Theory for an excellent bit of work on setups for my electric bass guitars! Well done! Many thanks!
Thanks to the great guys @ Indy String Theory for the electric repairs to my almost pristine '65 Teisco ET-460!

Working as good as it looks.
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