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Covid Responsible Drop Off and Pick Up.


Thank you for visiting Axe Grinder Luthier Guitar and Instrument Repair. Located in Somerville, MA we a are full service Instrument Repair Center servicing Boston, MA and the surrounding areas. Not only do we offer Guitar Repair, but we also offer Voice and Music Lessons.


​Axe Grinder, David Simmons, is a well-established, professional guitarist who has been playing and setting up his own guitars since the 1970's.  As a musician, he would try to locate the best places that would fix, set up, and repair his guitars.  Seeing the need of guitar luthier in the Boston area,  he studied, and has become certified and a graduate from Galloup Guitar Repair School and is a member of the New England Luthiers Guild.


We have made it our goal to try to  provide the most in-depth repair, maintenance, and building for your guitar(s) with the highest customer satisfaction.  That is why we offer a thirty day guarantee!!  Full Insured!   Covid Responsible Drop Off and Pick Up.

Opening Hours:

By Appointment Only

Hours:  Monday-Sunday 12:00-10:00

Parking In Driveway

45 Franklin Street

Somerville, MA 02145

About Us


Axe Grinder Guitar Repair offers full service on electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars and most stringed instruments including, but not limited to, dobros, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, lap steels and more.  We are a quality resource for luthier repair in the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New England Area.​  


We utilize accurate restoration techniques to preserve the original spirit and value of your precious instrument. We have insight into guitar repairs, subtleties of construction, stress, tension, finishes, glues, etc. Guitar restoration and repair work should be respectful and careful, never doing more than is needed.

Towns we service in Massachusetts : Somerville, Boston, Arlington, Cambridge, Medford, Malden, Everett, Charlestown, Newton, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, etc.

Our Services


​- Fully Insured


- Thirty Day Warranty


-Complete Instrument Setups


- Bone Nuts / Saddle Repair

- Electronic Repair 

- Fret Jobs


- Radius Fingerboard Dressing

- New Frets / Re-Frets

- Beveling Plus Level

- Crown and Polish


- Re-String

- Alignments


- Voice and All Instrument Lessons

Call Us: 617-529-6243