Guitar Repair Long Island is the area’s premier destination for fretted musical instrument care and maintenance. Led by owner/head technician Erik Salomon, GRLI provides more than just expert guitar work; We fix all fretted instruments, including: basses, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles. The shop is dedicated to providing quick, honest, and reliable service. Our vast experience in all aspects of instrument repair ensures 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 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.
We are happy to offer rush service to those in need. Additionally, Guitar Repair Long Island provides specialty services that you may not find in another shop. We can assist with services such as amplifier repair, pedalboard setup, instrument appraisal, and more.
Meet the Staff
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 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, 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 moonlighting from a single repair bench squeezed into a small one bedroom apartment has grown rapidly. G.R.L.I. now employs multiple people, has become a dealer for many leading brands, and is the areas largest and most respected place for fretted instrument repair.
As a musician, Erik draws from a wealth of personal experience to relate to clients in all phases of their playing career; He has performed with original rock groups, award wining collegiate ensembles, cover and wedding bands, and solo acoustic shows. He has done gigs ranging from open-mic night slots up to multi state tours. Erik has even independently released three albums of original music. Apart from music, he is passionate about running, rock climbing, hiking, travel, and his pet cats.
Always seeking to further his craft, Erik frequently attends luthier training seminars and has visited the factories of many of the country’s leading guitar manufacturers. He prides himself on his professionalism, integrity, and of course on the high quality of his work. An extremely capable technician, and business owner, rest assured that whatever your repair needs are, your instrument will be in very good hands.
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 grew, he was the natural choice to join the team as a technician and shop assistant, which he did 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. He lives in Ronkonkoma with his wife, daughter, and their two dogs.
How It Works
Guitar Repair Long Island is run by appointment-only to assure personalized service. Use our online scheduler today to arrange yours.
If you have any questions or concerns to address before booking, please:
Yes, G.R.L.I. is always happy to offer free evaluations. This time is set aside specifically for you, so please try to be punctual.
Upon arriving for your appointment, we will thoroughly evaluate your instrument’s health and work with you to determine the course of action that best fits your needs and budget. This consultation and bench test is completely free and there is no obligation.
Should you decide to leave your instrument for service, you will be provided a claim ticket with an estimated cost and completion date for all work to be performed. All quotes are based off of our extensive repair price list, so you know that you are being treated fairly.
Should anything additional come up during the course of the repair, we will contact you for authorization before performing the additional work.
We want you to feel that your instrument is safe in our care!
We are a fully insured and commercially zoned repair shop.
Our facilities are secured 24/7 by a professionally monitored security system.
Full climate control ensures a stable environment to protect your instrument from humidity issues.
Our private workspace ensures no unauthorized hands touch your property
We use only high quality parts and strings for our repairs
Don’t forget that we are a trusted warranty service provider for many leading manufacturers.
Once we have finished servicing your instrument, we will reach out to arrange for pickup.
Upon your arrival, we will review the work performed. You will have the opportunity to play the instrument and make sure it meets your standards.
We aim to return your instrument as soon as possible. Most jobs are returned in 1-3 business days, and same-day emergency service is available. However, exact turn around time may vary based upon the extent of the service being performed, availability of parts, as well as the shops current volume of repairs.
We strive to have you instrument ready in a timely manner and kindly request that pickup be made within (7) days of completion whenever possible. Please be advised that instruments not picked up after (14) days from the first notice of completion may become subject to daily storage fees.
All our work is done in house and your satisfaction is guaranteed.