Luthier Services

Appointments are Preferred,
Walk-ins are Welcome.

Hello valued friends, customers, and fellow players. As the Corona Virus continues to wind down, we are excited to welcome you back into our shop in a more relaxed atmosphere.

One thing we have realized during the COVID-19 restrictions is that booking appointments is a great way to offer more timely and focussed attention to our customers. Therefore, we continue to recommend that you call, text, or email us to book a specific day and time for your visit, so that we can be sure to offer you a dedicated consultation time, and an accurate turnaround estimate. Of course, if you would simply like to stop by the shop with your guitar, you are always welcome during our walk-in hours.

Appointments Available: Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Walk-In Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To book an appointment, call or text us at 720-638-1944, or send us an email at matt@spampinatoguitars.com.

Mason and I pride ourselves on our in-depth customer relations. We love sitting down with you and talking guitars, gear, and music with you, and getting to know you and your guitar needs better.

PLEASE NOTE: We are fully vaccinated, and are no longer requiring masks upon entry to the shop; however, if you would prefer to be masked we would be more than happy to wear our masks as well upon request

Spampinato Guitars, conveniently located in Southeast Denver, specializes in guitar repairs ranging from expert and precise guitar setup, to complete string, fret, nut, bridge, electronics, and pickup repair and replacement services, as well as crack and finish repair on all acoustic and electric guitars, basses and ukuleles. Luthiers Matt Spampinato and Mason Shelmire also offer the highest quality services in professional custom guitar design & construction. All work is done by hand on site. Our biggest goal is complete customer satisfaction, and we stand behind our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

See you soon!
Matt & Mason

Guitar Repair/Setup

ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC GUITARS
BASS • UKULELE  • MANDOLIN

  • Free Diagnostics
  • Restrings
  • Guitar Setup
  • Fret Level/End Dressing/Re-Fret
  • New Bone Nut/Saddle
  • Bridge Remove/Re-glue/Replace
  • Pickup Install/Replace/Upgrade
  • Tuner Replace
  • Fingerboard Repair/Replace
  • Crack Repair
  • Binding Repair
  • Brace Repair
  • Neck Reset
  • Other Services 
Spampinato Guitars is an Authorized Taylor Guitar Repair Facility

Custom Builds

Hand-Made Guitars

We build custom, completely handmade guitars for professional and amateur musicians to their specifications, based on their playing style and preferred sound.

All of our instruments are completely hand carved and shaped in our workshop, using both classic and modern methods of lutherie. Our steel stringed instruments employ pre-war scalloped x-bracing, and we offer a wide variety of tone woods for tops, sides, and backs.

We take pride in providing our customers with guitars that  far surpass the quality of factory-made instruments, each with an individual personality and hundreds of hours of craftsmanship.

Currently, our available models for order are:

Parlor, Orchestra Model, Classical, Dreadnought, Electric, Electric Bass

The process all begins with a conversation, and selection of top, back & side tone wood, neck & fingerboard woods, rosette and bindings, tuning machines, and more.

We only build ten guitars per year, so please contact us to start designing a hand-built guitar of your very own.  We look forward to crafting a guitar that is a perfect fit for you.

About Us

 

Matt Spampinato founded Spampinato Guitars in 2016 after completing two years of rigorous study with Edward Victor Dick at the Colorado School of Lutherie and Victor Guitars.  Matt is a retired Denver Public School teacher of 25 years, and is the creator of the Thomas Jefferson High School Center for Communication Technology, where he taught subjects as diverse as photojournalism to robotics.  A life-long carpenter, Matt has decided to devote his artistry to building custom, handmade guitars and repairing all varieties of plucked instruments.  “When I’m building and repairing guitars, I feel as if I am adding to the aesthetic inventory of our musical and artistic community; it’s most rewarding to see a musician play one of my instruments and not only experience the satisfaction with my work, but using that guitar or ukulele to entertain others.  It’s rewarding to feel as if a part of me is now part of that performance.”  Now with his nephew Mason on board, who not only brings his natural craftsmanship to the table, but also his professional guitarist’s ear to the process, the two have created a formidable, full service luthier shop.
You can contact Matt at 720-638-1944 or matt@spampinatoguitars.com

 

 

Mason has always had a close relationship with his Uncle Matt and when he expressed interest in the guitar making field, he never knew it would quickly turn into his passion, and as a team they would make this into a new thriving business. Mason got his start playing guitar and bass and attended The University of Colorado Denver for music performance. Since then, he’s completed dozens of national tours with many bands including one of Denver’s premier groups, Eldren. When he’s not on the road, he loves devoting all his time in the shop learning the ins and outs of lutherie. “After years of devotion to musical performance, and now stepping into the other side and really understanding how to make instruments function to their highest capabilities–as well as building custom instruments to provide the subtleties you just can’t get from big manufacturers–has really become my calling,” said Mason. Having a pro player work on your guitar brings an elevated level to the final quality control process that guarantees proper intonation and playability at the professional level.  Spampinato Guitar customers highly value that extra level of expertise.
You can contact Mason at 720-638-1944 or mason@spampinatoguitars.com

Music Lessons

Adult Guitar/Bass Lessons
Spampinato Guitars is excited to now offer a very limited number of spots (currently only four) available for personalized guitar or bass lessons with local musician and luthier Mason Shellmire. As well as being a luthier, Mason also offers both guitar and bass lessons for all levels at the shop. 
He currently plays professionally in Denver and surrounding areas. He tours nationally with his up and coming band Eldren. With a Bachelor’s Degree in music performance from the University of Colorado at Denver and close to two decades of gigging professionally, Mason has the experience and knowledge to help any level player achieve his or her next desired level of musicianship. Mason is well versed in genres such as rock, blues, reggae, jazz, funk, classical and pop just to name a few. Whether you are looking to learn by ear and take a more natural approach or if you want to learn by the book and learn to read musical notation, Mason can guide you through a curriculum that is taylor made for you and your goals.