HARDWARE & INSTRUMENT REPAIR
Recommended repair shops
These shops are recommended primarily for graphite Steinberger repair. Few of these shops have ever seen a Spirit and rarely work on instruments under $1000. So if you need work done on your Spirit see your local repair shop first.
Composite work requires reasonable experience and specific expertise - this is not always found in traditional luthiers or with your local guitar guy. Know that this experience also costs a little more. Most Steinberger owners don't mind paying a little more to make sure the work is done right on their trusty axe. The following shops have been recommended by reliable sources for their ability to handle both involved and minor repairs:
Still located in Newburgh, NY, Jeff Babicz runs the HeadlessUSA repair department. Jeff was the head of production at the Newburgh Steinberger factory. He still does expert Steinberger repairs, including fretwork, from the most basic to complete restorations.
Gibson/Steinberger authorized factory repair. Long & distinguished history of servicing Steinberger players from all around the world, and they've now got their own Plek machine for ultra precise CNC tolerance fretwork. Especially if you need a TransTrem setup, repaired or rebuilt, these are the folks to contact.
Gary Brawer Guitar & Bass Repair
Based in San Francisco, Brawer too has a Plek and is known for top notch repair work on all instruments. Notable local clients include Joe Satriani, Metallica & Neal Schon of Journey.
Nashville's Joe Glaser is an experienced luthier very familiar with Steinberger instruments. He had one of the first Plek machines in the USA and is a technical service rep for them. Professional work and quick turnaround.
Phil Langley specializes in custom headless guitars and headless aftermarket parts, including the revolutionary D-head detuning headpiece. Provides a wide variety of service & repair, in addition to custom Steinberger compatible and replacement parts. Authorized Moses dealer.