TW Luthier service

TW Luthier service

Todd Williams, formerly of Guitar Factory in Perham, MN, is now accepting any repairs, and full restoration of guitars, and other stringed instruments.

Our mission at the Guitar Factory is to provide high quality repair and restoration services of guitars and other stringed instruments. Our master luthier brings over 20 years of experience in repair, design, and building of stringed instruments. The Guitar Factory is proudly partnered with Spruce Hill Guitars, and is the ONLY authorized dealer in the World. Spruce Hill Guitars are some of the bes

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Todd Williams has left the Guitar Factory in Marty's hands. After years of investing everything he had to run a business almost three hours away from his home and family, the stress of it all triggered an anxiety disorder that overwhelmed him.
This page is now the new beginning for Todd, hoping to do what he loves for a living- restoration...instruments, antiques, trash or treasure. The hours would melt away when he was sitting at his bench making something old or broken into a beautiful piece of functional art.
Todd will soon be able to take projects by mail, one at a time, giving each the time, attention and love it needs to become the conversation piece of your home! Please spread the word- if you need anything repaired or restored, instruments to antiques, Todd Williams is a luthier extraordinaire! When it comes to instruments, if Todd can't make it play, throw it away!

Timeline photos 05/15/2015

Goodbye, BB King.... your music will continue to inspire for generations to come. Thank you for that.

BB King was the greatest guitar player in the world. The tone he got out of that guitar, the way he shook his left wrist, the way he squeezed the strings... man, he came out with that and it was all new to the whole guitar playin' world. He could play so smooth, he didn't have to put on a show. The way BB did it is the way we all do it now. He was my best friend and father to us all.

I'll miss you, B. I love you and I promise I will keep these damn Blues alive. Rest well.

All my love,


Lucciano Pizzichini - Stella By Starlight

Mobile uploads 03/14/2015

I love the neon at the Guitar inspires me to play.


Here's Mo' demonstrating the First Combo AMP produced by Vintage Voltage. 16 watts of beautiful Vintage Tube Tone and has an amazing amount of volume. This model Features an Aluminum Chassis, produced by Guitar Factory that added more Clarity and Depth compared to it's predecessor. This amp has a unique feature that allows you to easily change and tune the tubes bumping the output to 60 watts. Contact us with any questions or, stop in for a test drive. it was designed to bring out the best in our Aluminum Body Spruce Hill Guitars.

Photos from TW Luthier service's post 02/03/2015

We've got a fresh batch of guitars, just finished the hand polish, ready for new homes! Three customs strats, and one custom telly. All made from the Spruce Hill signature air craft aluminum, hand polished to a beautiful shine, and have a sound you must hear to believe! Contact us for more details!

Timeline photos 01/22/2015

Timeline photos

Ha! Thanks Brian! :D

Building process 01/10/2015

Building an aluminum guitar for a customer takes time, patience, knowledge, experience, and love. Every guitar is hand built with care and hand polished to a mirror shine. This is just a peek into the process of building a Spruce Hill aluminum guitar, here at the Guitar Factory.

Mobile uploads 10/16/2014

Todd here, finally my prized Spruce Hill Tele that was built for the Jacksons Family tour is back in my hands again. It's been out in Nashville for 5 mos. with a friend of ours Jacob Rice, a great musician who does recording for Sony. It was played by many studio musicians, popular recording artists and producers during its visit.

The feedback was wonderful stating opinions like: "best Tele ever" and "it's like a Tele on steroids" "it's a got a sound like no other and cuts through the mix when recording"....and that's why I say they are World Class Guitars.


Live Music Wheel!

Photos from TW Luthier service's post 09/25/2014

One of the functions of Guitar Factory Repair & Restoration is to serve as the factory service center for Spruce Hill Guitars. I gotta tell you though, it's like being the maytag repairman... Very rare. However, this Reso Tele built in 2006 came in for a modification. Just thought I'd share, it's the only one with its black finish to date.

Timeline photos 08/02/2014

Timeline photos

Ultimate toilet seats for real musicians!

The Story of Willie Nelson's Guitar, Trigger 07/26/2014

The Story of Willie Nelson's Guitar, Trigger

The Story of Willie Nelson's Guitar, Trigger Since 1969, Willie Nelson has played one guitar, and one guitar only - a Martin N-20 he named Trigger after Roy Rogers' horse. "I figured," Nelson says, "this is my horse."

Mobile uploads 07/25/2014

Mobile uploads

Doesn't get much cooler than this pup right here

Timeline photos 07/24/2014

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 07/19/2014

We at the Guitar Factory are bummed to hear of the passing of Johnny Winter, he was one of the handful of living blues legends.
My favorite is his version of Bony Maronie

Photos from TW Luthier service's post 05/22/2014

A 1965 Gretch chet atkins that had a chunk of fretboard missing before and after.

Photos from TW Luthier service's post 03/12/2014

An idea I built for myself to serve as an air brush station. I figured why not make it interesting.

Photos from TW Luthier service's post 03/04/2014

Dear Martin Lovers! we are now offering this freshly consigned 1987 Martin D-28. It's in great shape showing age appropriate signs of use by a very passionate strummer. Come take it for a test drive or contact us for pricing.

Photos from TW Luthier service's post 02/18/2014

An honest to god, Gibson L48 in for some repair and restoration. I am again honored that word of the great work we do brings in collectable family heirlooms like this!

Mobile uploads 12/07/2013

Building up the finish on my 1937 resonator guitar restoration.

Photos from TW Luthier service's post 11/24/2013

freshly listed on EBay. this Hamiltone guitar is #2 of the only two guitars ever produced with an aluminum body. A great opportunity to own a rare guitar.

Before and After 11/20/2013

Restorations before and after

Timeline photos 10/24/2013

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 10/10/2013

Another fine mandolin restoration in progress.

Timeline photos 10/05/2013

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 10/05/2013

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 10/05/2013

Some new additions to the Spruce Hill Guitars display

Timeline photos 10/02/2013

Whoa, here we go, shameless plug time!......Now is the time to act. Get your loved ones Guitar repaired or restored for the holiday season. Restoration of a vintage instrument is a rigorous project that can take 4-6 weeks but the WOW! factor is so worth it.
I wish i had pictures of our recent customersface at the reveal. I thought I was going to have to pick his eyeballs off the floor.

Art Mando Restoration 09/06/2013

A great customer of the shop bought this at a garage sale for $5 and immediately brought it over for restoration. It was such a transformation KJ's Eye's almost fell out when he came to pick it up.

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