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

Early April, and I am operating at a reduced schedule, due to the Covid-19 situation. Up until the crisis, I have been pleasantly surprised at the amount of local business, as well as many old customers from the Boston area making the drive up. Newburyport is a wonderful little city, worth a visit sometime, there is lots of free parking near my shop now. The 617-262-0220 number is unchanged, and is now on a mobile phone, which I will have on even outside of work hours, which for at least the next few weeks will be somewhat flexible – Mon. through Thurs. 12:00 to 3:00Read 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 →