Profesional Grade Guitar Care
Guitar Repair Long Island is the area’s premier destination for fretted musical instrument care and maintenance. Owned and managed by Erik Salomon, the shop is dedicated to providing quick, honest and reliable service. The staff at Guitar Repair Long Island has a combined 25+ years of professional guitar repair experience. Sharing the knowledge that we accumulate in this focused pursuit is at the core of what we do.
Our clean and organized shop space is dedicated to the purpose of caring for your prized instruments. Clients are seen one at a time, by appointment, in order to provide 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 industry’s leading brands.
About The Facilities:
Meet the Staff
Erik received his bachelor's degree from Five Towns College in May of 2010. The Valedictorian of his graduating class, he majored in 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 pursued an interest in musical instrument repair through independent study. After landing an apprenticeship at a local shop, he was soon repairing instruments for many of his classmates and even a few of his professors. By the time of graduation, Erik was overseeing a busy in-store repair shop for the country’s largest music retailer. Before leaving to pursue his own business full-time, 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.
In 2016, Erik focused his efforts on building Guitar Repair Long Island. What began as a single repair bench, squeezed into a one-bedroom apartment, is now among the area's largest and most respected places for fretted instrument repair. He is also the owner of the E-Commerce website GuitarRepairParts.com.
As a musician, Erik has experience ranging from open-mic nights to multi-state tours. He has performed with original rock bands, award-wining collegiate ensembles, bar and wedding bands, as well as solo-acoustic shows. Erik has also recorded three albums of original music. His other interests include: running, rock climbing and travel. He lives with his wife and their pet cats.
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 apprenticing under Erik Salomon in 2014. As Guitar Repair Long Island came to fruition, he was the obvious first hire. Andrew shares the values of integrity and craftsmanship that G.R.L.I. is known for. Reserved and exceptionally capable, he is a trusted confidant and has been an integral part of the business almost since inception. His chief responsibilities in shop are setups and fretwork.
In addition to his work as a repairman, Andrew is also a professional solo guitarist/vocalist for weddings and special events. He lives in Ronkonkoma with his wife, daughter, and their two dogs.
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