East Side Guitar Repair

East Side Guitar Repair is a full service fretted instrument repair shop located in the heart of Portland, Oregon's Hawthorne District. East Side offers setups, fretwork, structural repairs, wiring, pickup rewinding, finish work, and custom work. We also wind custom pickups and make pedal boards.

McKenzie River Music

MRMWe are excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with McKenzie River Music of Eugene, Oregon. We are now carrying a selection of used and vintage guitars and amplifiers. We also have a few Suhr guitars, amps and effects on hand. McKenzie River Music has a vast inventory, so if there is something you want, we'll bring it up for you.


About the Owner

Owner and luthier, Ryan Lynn, went to Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Arizona in 1999. Since moving to Oregon in 2000, Ryan has worked for Breedlove Guitars in Bend, Oregon, and for several years, managed the instrument repair department for an established Portland music store. Ryan has also worked as a guitar tech for The Decemberists, Blitzen Trapper, and most recently, M Ward.

To better serve Portland's vibrant music community, he moved on to open East Side Guitar Repair in October, 2008. After repairing thousands of stringed instruments, Ryan has built an encyclopedic knowledge of acoustic and electric fretted instruments. Ryan has the knowledge and expertise that only experience can bring. So whether you bring your "campfire beater" guitar in for a restring or your "Holy Grail" vintage Les Paul in for a complete overhaul, you know your guitar is in good hands at East Side Guitar Repair.


"My guitar and amp have never sounded so good. My guitar had been worked on by three different shops before I finally took it to someone that knows what they're doing. No attitude, no high costs. It saved me from selling my guitar. I was so happy with the work done to my guitar that I decided to take my amp in also, and it is a completely new amp. The sound before the repairs doesn't even compare to how it sounds now. I'll never take my equipment anywhere else."



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