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Eric Hamilton - Repair / Restoration

Eric Hamilton - "A" Level Manufacturer Certified Repair Technician

Gibson, Fender, Martin, Taylor, Ibanez, Guild BC Rich, Jackson, Epiphone, Alvarez, Takamine, Larrivee, Ovation, OLP, Warwick, Pedulla, Alembic, Charvel, DeArmond, Gretch, Hammer


Fender Letter of Endorsement

"Since 1996 Eric Hamilton has been a valued provider of Fender Authorized Service. Eric's above average Lutherie skills on both electric and acoustic stringed instruments have earned him a Fender Gold Level Technician Certification, our highest level of recognition. Eric has further distinguished himself by showing complete attention to the service needs of the FMIC consumers and for operating his business in a very professional manner. I would recommend Eric Hamilton to any consumer or prospective employer enthusiastically without hesitation. If you have questions or comments concerning Eric do not hesitate to contact me."
Don Wiggins - Service Support Manager
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
"Eric Hamilton has worked for me from July 91 thru September 93. I have found Eric to be exceptional in the quality of his repair work on any type of electric or acoustic stringed instrument. Having studied under the master violin maker, David Burgess, Eric carries with him the time honored traditions of the great master instrument builders, as well as employing current repair technology for todays demanding musicians. I have always found Eric to be dependable, efficient, and dedicated to his work, as well as enjoyable to work with. Eric would be an asset to any repair facility because of his professional skills, high standards and attitude."
Joseph F. Naylor, Luthier
J.F. Naylor Guitars
"Eric Hamilton has been doing instrument repair work for Elderly Instruments as a sub-contractor since 1993. This work has covered a wide range of repairs, on a varied group of instruments. Many difficult and demanding jobs have been performed just as requested, with excellent results. Service is prompt, as Eric is organized, and easy to work with. In short, Eric is a professional."
Joe Konkoly, Manager, Repair Shop
Elderly Instruments
"I am pleased to recommend Eric Hamilton as a valuable asset to any repair organization. Eric made significant progress and contributed to our overall effectiveness during the period that he worked for Shar Products. Eric was well liked by his colleagues in the repair shop as well as those in other departments. We would most certainly welcome him back in the future if he chose to return to Ann Arbor."
Charles Avsharian, President
Shar Products Company


Eric Hamilton began learning orchestral string and bow repair in 1987 under the tutelage of world-class violin maker, David Burgess (the most highly decorated violin maker in the history of the instrument). Since then, he has repaired and maintained the instruments of civic orchestras, school orchestra programs and individual virtuoso and amateur performers. In 1991, to expand his repertoire and to service his own instrument of choice, Eric began learning guitar and bass repair at J.F. Naylor Guitars (now Reverend Musical Instruments). He furthered his skills taking technical classes from major guitar manufacturers and eventually became an "A" level authorized service technician for almost every major manufacturer of guitars worldwide. Over the next 15 years, he built his own repair business in the south suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, doing repairs for musicians from all over the continent of North America. His business closed in 2004 when he returned to the Bay Area. Recently Eric has reopened his repair business to Bay Area musicians and services all makes and models of stringed instruments, any level of repair. For information about his services, contact:

Violin on the Bench Under Repair

Bow Re-Hairs

Eric Hamilton's 1973/74 Custom Strat

For help regarding any stringed instrument, please e-mail me a description of the problem. I will be glad to discuss my services, methods for shipping and handling and turn-around time. Estimates for the repair or restoration of your instrument are customized and based on your particular needs and playing demands. Eric Hamilton

Guitars Hanging in the Shop During Repair

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