About Left Brain Guitar

Greetings and welcome to Left Brain Guitar Repair. Left Brain Guitar Repair offers fretted instrument setup, repair, and maintenance.  My name is Lee Whitehurst and I am its sole proprietor.  My shop
 is located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia - easily accessible from the cities of Martinsburg, WV, Winchester, VA, Romney, WV and Cumberland, MD.  I have a modern, fully equipped, climate controlled shop - designed to be able to handle a full range of fretted instrument repairs.

My life-long love of fretted instruments began when I was a teenager.  Over the course of my 30 year career as a geologist, I spent my free time either playing, building, repairing, or otherwise tinkering with my (and my friends') guitars and banjos.  During this time I accumulated a shop-load of lutherie specialty tools, a veritable library of reference materials on guitar construction and repair, and a considerable amount of knowledge and experience.

Immediately upon retiring from my geology career in early 2011, I attended and graduated from the Galloup School of Lutherie (GSL) - an internationally known school for aspiring luthiers and guitar repair technicians.  The experience solidified my desire to make fretted instrument repair and construction my life's work.

Precision is my lutherie mantra.  I pride myself in performing all repairs using the best available measuring devices, tools, and equipment so that I can produce exacting and consistent results that fit your needs and playing style.

If you have any questions about me, my shop, my experience, my pricing, the location of the shop, or anything at all, please don't hesitate to call me, send inquires, visit my blog, or stop by my shop. I understand that most folks don't want to hand their guitars over to just anyone.  I invite you to get to know me before you trust me with your fretted instrument - I would want it that way.

Stay Tuned...

Lee Whitehurst

Lee Whitehurst


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