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Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Old Town Lutherie, a dedicated stringed instrument and guitar repair shop located in the heart of Baltimore, MD. We take great care and responsibility in our craft and strive to be the best we possibly can be at guitar repair and the preservation of fine musical instruments. We are well versed in the language of both vintage correctness and “let’s hot rod this axe!” as well the difference between the two.

We also take great pride in our ability to do the right repair for the job. We have handled thousands of instruments over the years and have successfully upgraded or repaired every single one. From restrings to refrets we have the skills and the know how to accomplish every guitar repair or guitar upgrade possible.


Check out what some of our clients have had to say about the work we’ve done for them! Read our Testimonials page.

Our Staff

James Healy: Owner/Luthier

James Healy

James Healy has been interested in all things breakable/fixable ever since the first time he took apart his parents’ V.C.R. and couldn’t get it working again. He graduated from Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie in 2008 receiving top marks for the two guitars he built there: a solid body, set neck electric and a bolt neck concert acoustic. Upon graduation, he served at a D.C. local guitar retail/repair shop as the head technician where he remained for about 4 1/2 years. (So there’s a good chance he’s already worked on your guitar!) In September of 2013 he decided to branch out on his own to better serve the musical community.