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Craftsmanship. Care. Experience.

Guitar Repairs, Electronics, Updates and Custom Mods.
In Norman, Oklahoma.

Welcome to Anchor Guitar Works

Established in Norman, Oklahoma, Anchor Guitar Works is your source for guitar, bass, and fretted instrument repair, care, & restoration. Our services include precision fretwork, set-ups, electronics, refinishing, and structural repairs, as well as custom instrument mods and relic services .

Whether your instrument is acoustic or electric, bass or banjo, mandolin or ukulele, new or vintage, we’ll make your instrument look, feel, and sound its best. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and make your gear play better than ever before.

Norman, Oklahoma has a first class music community. It deserves a first-class guitar repair shop. That’s why we’re here.

Guitar repair turnaround is currently 1-3 weeks for most repairs, including setups. Structural and finish repairs are likely to be longer.

We’re working hard to keep wait times as short as possible but quality is the top priority!

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 Reviews
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Arash Davari

Oklahoma
May 23, 2023

Great communication, wonderful work, excellent person

Ken took on my basket case of a vintage les Paul special and ably performed some pretty detailed work – he added a headstock veneer (the old one had been removed long ago), refinished the neck, and cut a new nut. Great quality work and a stand up guy to work with. Highly recommend.

Brett Burkhart

Norman
Jan 28, 2024

Awesome!

Ken did an amazing job on my Fender Vintera 60s Jaguar! Seriously, playability is vastly improved, and tonal quality is fantastic. Everything feels super comfortable, and overall intonation is more solid, even with the new strings. Feels like a different guitar!

Tim Gregory

Norman OK
Apr 19, 2023

Most Excellent!

Anchor Guitar Works is the place to go for all your guitar repair needs. Ken does phenomenal work and I am super happy with the job he did on my strat! He did a full re-fret and added a few other things to my guitar. He has a great turnaround time and he’s just a cool guy. I trust Ken with any of my instruments. Finally a guy that you can take your guitars too!!

Setup and a bit if fret work in this beautiful PRS #prsguitars #luthierguitars #luthier

Setup and a bit if fret work in this beautiful PRS #prsguitars #luthierguitars #luthier ...

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Slappin' the bass mon!

Slappin` the bass mon! ...

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An ever-evolving pedalboard, and a new Anchor Guitar Works, Bird of Prey guitar in the distance, this iteration has a newly worked aged maple neck. Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickup in the bridge and a P-Rails in the bridge position. All sorts of custom switching and tonal possibilities. It absolutely rips. #tele #seymourduncan #hipshottuners #ctspotentiometers #tesiswitch #evhgear #line6 #eventideh9 #jacksonaudio #origineffects #strymonelcapistan #mxrpedals #tcelectronic #disasterareadesigns #jhspedals #bosspedals #orangeamps #hartkeamps

An ever-evolving pedalboard, and a new Anchor Guitar Works, Bird of Prey guitar in the distance, this iteration has a newly worked aged maple neck. Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickup in the bridge and a P-Rails in the bridge position. All sorts of custom switching and tonal possibilities. It absolutely rips. #tele #seymourduncan #hipshottuners #ctspotentiometers #tesiswitch #evhgear #line6 #eventideh9 #jacksonaudio #origineffects #strymonelcapistan #mxrpedals #tcelectronic #disasterareadesigns #jhspedals #bosspedals #orangeamps #hartkeamps ...

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Shop dog is getting seriously real now.

Shop dog is getting seriously real now. ...

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Used a little time off to retool the shop to expand services and develop new products coming soon. In addition to luthier services, Anchor Amplification will be offering amp repair and will also be releasing its first amplifier design in Spring 2024. More info on the amp coming soon! #oklahomaluthier #oklahomamusic #oklahomamusicians #guitaramp #guitarelectronics #guitarrepair

Used a little time off to retool the shop to expand services and develop new products coming soon. In addition to luthier services, Anchor Amplification will be offering amp repair and will also be releasing its first amplifier design in Spring 2024. More info on the amp coming soon! #oklahomaluthier #oklahomamusic #oklahomamusicians #guitaramp #guitarelectronics #guitarrepair ...

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Happy holidays!!

Happy holidays!! ...

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Playing the double bass in orchestra is paying off in so many ways for Ash. He's transitioning to the electric bass very naturally and is talking about wanting to take bass lessons! Excited for his musical discoveries! Love to just see him want to sit down with an instrument and just noodle around by himself. #bassguitar

Playing the double bass in orchestra is paying off in so many ways for Ash. He`s transitioning to the electric bass very naturally and is talking about wanting to take bass lessons! Excited for his musical discoveries! Love to just see him want to sit down with an instrument and just noodle around by himself. #bassguitar ...

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Dobro, fret dress.#luthier #luthierguitars #oklahomaluthier #oklahomamusicians #dobro

Dobro, fret dress.#luthier #luthierguitars #oklahomaluthier #oklahomamusicians #dobro ...

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1955 Teisco electric getting the business. Fretwork....re-seating raised fret ends, level, crown, dress, polish. Repaired structural damage on body around the neck pocket, new bone nut. #luthier #teiscoguitar #guitar #guitarluthier #oklahomamusic #oklahomaluthier

1955 Teisco electric getting the business. Fretwork....re-seating raised fret ends, level, crown, dress, polish. Repaired structural damage on body around the neck pocket, new bone nut. #luthier #teiscoguitar #guitar #guitarluthier #oklahomamusic #oklahomaluthier ...

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New work apron has arrived and fits...like a glove! Ha! #workapron #woodworker #luthier

New work apron has arrived and fits...like a glove! Ha! #workapron #woodworker #luthier ...

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Just out here handing out candy with my buddy pumpkinhead.

Just out here handing out candy with my buddy pumpkinhead. ...

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Next up. Dual bursts. Setups, new bone nuts, actions to match. #guitarshop #luthier #oklahomamusicians #fender #gandlguitars

Next up. Dual bursts. Setups, new bone nuts, actions to match. #guitarshop #luthier #oklahomamusicians #fender #gandlguitars ...

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Neck pickup swap, Thornbucker installed along with some upgraded circuitry. Added a new Bourns dual push/pull pot to switch the new neck pickup between parallel and series humbucking. #luthier #oklahomaluthier #oklahomamusic #oklahomamusicians #thornbucker #guitarrepair #guitarshop #guitarmods

Neck pickup swap, Thornbucker installed along with some upgraded circuitry. Added a new Bourns dual push/pull pot to switch the new neck pickup between parallel and series humbucking. #luthier #oklahomaluthier #oklahomamusic #oklahomamusicians #thornbucker #guitarrepair #guitarshop #guitarmods ...

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Photo checkin, cooler temps  have arrived.

Photo checkin, cooler temps have arrived. ...

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