39 Liberty St. Newburyport, MA 01950, within Fox Brothers furniture makers, entrance on Pike St.

Repairs & Restorations

Electric, acoustic, and classical guitars; basses; mandolins; ukuleles; banjos; and all other fretted instruments


Authorized C. F. Martin, Gibson & Fender repairman since 1974.

Peter Stokes began repairing guitars in the mid sixties as a hobby, and training continued under Larry Jameson of Guitar Resurrection & Repair in Berkeley, California (later of Austin, Texas). Full time professional work began in 1973 with the late Ed Murray of E.U. Co. Fretts, and professional training has included work in the Gibson and Martin factories.

Peter has been an authorized C. F. Martin, Gibson & Fender repairman since 1974. Illustrious clients include; Mick Jagger, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Chris Hillman, The Cars, The J. Geils Band, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Chris Smither, Leon Redbone, The Clash, Boston, Liv, James & Kate Taylor, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, The Heretix, Reeves Gabrels of Tin Machine, Indigo Girls, and many many more.

Latest News

September 2023. It’s been a while since I have updated the information on the site, and as there are changed coming, here are the developments. For the last year, having been squeezed out of my room at 39 Liberty St. by a large CNC router, I have been working from my home shop, but I continue to meet customers at the same Liberty St. location, but by appointment, and the schedule has been, and will be until November 1st., Mon., Tues., Weds. at 1:00 and again at 4;30. On November 1st, I will be moving into a permanent location, inside The Tannery, a restored millRead More →

As of January 1st. 2020, I have relocated to Newburyport, 45 minutes North of Boston, at 39 Liberty St., a block away from The Grog – a popular music venue and pub and restaurant. The Phone and website will remain the same, and the phone will be mobile, rather than the landline it has been, so I will be able to be reached more often, even outside of shop hours, which will remain much the same – Mon. to Thurs. 12:00 to 6:00.I am still looking into a Boston location where I could meet once a week with customers for whom a trip North wouldRead More →

Broken Neck Guitar Repair is now closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Hours are now Monday through Thursday, noon to 6pm. I expect I won’t be fully operational until mid January 2020, but I will be able to be reached by the shop phone, which is now mobile, and with me from late morning to early evening, so appointments can be made, repairs will just take a little more time initially.Read More →