About Guitar Repair Long Island
Guitar Repair Long Island is the creation of owner/head technician Erik Salomon. More than just expert guitar work, we fix all fretted instruments, including: basses, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles. Conveniently located in Ronkonkoma NY, just north of the L.I.E. at exit 60, the shop is dedicated to providing quick, honest, and reliable service. Our vast experience in all aspects of instrument repair assure that we can help with whatever your needs are.
A far cry from a typical loud and cluttered music store, this clean space is dedicated to the purpose of caring for your prized instruments. Clients are seen one at a time, by appointment, in order to ensure a personal touch and the highest attention to detail. We carry an assortment of quality parts and accessories to keep your instruments playing their best and we are a warranty service center for some of the industries leading brands.
We are happy to offer rush service to those in need. Additionally, Guitar Repair Long Island provides specialty services you might not find in another shop. Services such as pedalboard setup, Backline tech support for live performances, onsite mobile repair service to your home or office, instrument appraisal, and we are even offer guitar repair lessons through group seminars or one on one tutoring in our shop.
Meet The Staff
Erik Salomon –
Owner / Head Technician
Erik received his bachelors degree from Five Towns College in May of 2010. The Valedictorian of his graduating class, he majored in jazz and Commercial music with a concentration in audio recording technology. In addition to his top academic rank, he also received the Audio Recording Technology Award at commencement.
While a student, Erik began pursuing an interest in musical instrument repair through independent study. After landing an apprenticeship at a local store, he was soon repairing instruments for many of his classmates and even some of the schools professors. By the time of graduation, Erik was already overseeing a busy in-store repair shop for the countries largest music retailer. Before striking out on his own, he served as an area specialist for the corporation. In this capacity he assisted with the hiring and training of new technicians within the company.
Erik is a member of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans. Always seeking to further his craft, he has attended or presented at several luthier training seminars and has visited the factories of many of the countries leading guitar manufacturers. He prides himself on his professionalism, integrity, and of course on the high quality of his work. A capable tech., rest assured that whatever your repair needs are, your instrument will be in very good hands.
Andrew – Guitar Technician
Andrew graduated from Five Towns College in 2011 with a degree in Music Education. A member of the Phi Sigma Eta Honor Society, he received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement upon graduation.
Andrew began studying guitar repair under head tech Erik Salomon in 2014 and has been honing his skills ever since. As Guitar Repair Long Island grew, Erik enlisted Andrews help as a technician and shop assistant in late 2016. Andrew shares the professional work ethic, integrity, and high quality of work that G.R.L.I. is known for.
In addition to repairing guitars, Andrew is a professional solo guitarist/vocalist for weddings/special events and a guitar and trumpet instructor at a local music school.