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 and Walk-ins Available:

Tues, Weds, Thurs: 11:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fri: 12:00 – 6:00
Sat & Sun: 11:00 – 4:00

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

Mason, Charlie, 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.

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, Mason Shelmire, and Charlie Spence 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, & Charlie

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

Guitar Sales

New Guitars

With our new shop comes a dramatic increase in retail space, so we have decided to offer a wider range of guitars for sale to our regular customers.  With the challenges of the break in supply chain due to complications from COVID-19, it’s tough to build a comprehensive guitar inventory.  However, Spampinato Guitars has currently zeroed in on two brands that we feel are among the best of smaller, high quality guitar manufacturers: D’Angelico and John Page Classics.  Since we do not advertise as a full scale guitar store, we would like to extend this exclusive invitation to our customers to stop by and check out our line of D’Angelico and John Page guitars, as well as a very eclectic display of vintage guitars, including Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, and more, for sale on consignment.

John Page Classic Guitars

Launched in Spring, 2015, John Page Classic quickly emerged as a leading custom guitar brand distinguished by its passionately loyal owners and highly committed artists. Its original Ashburn (S-style) model was named to the Guitar Player Magazine Hall of Fame – one of only four guitar models selected and the only new guitar brand. 

And then came the John Page Classic AJ (T-style) model . The AJ quickly became one of the most awarded guitar models in the industry. Now new in 2021 we are excited to present you Made in USA JPC! All John Page Classic guitar models come standard with our own proprietary Bloodline® by John Page Pickups, designed to perfectly capture the sonic perspective and character of John Page. And all John Page Classic guitars are backed by a Lifetime Performance Guarantee™ – the industry’s first.

D’Angelico Guitars
LEGENDARY GUITARS SINCE 1932

Spampinato Guitars is proud to feature this full line of electric and acoustic guitars.  Founded in 1932, D’Angelico Guitars is a New York City-based guitar brand built on the history of one of the most revered luthiers of all time. Offering a diverse array of instruments across three series (Premier, Excel and Deluxe), D’Angelico guitars are exceptionally-crafted, versatile instruments for the modern player. Committed to maintaining its legacy, D’Angelico’s mission is to both honor its roots and offer forward-thinking instrument design for the modern player.

Consignment Guitars

Our current collection of pristine used instruments includes Fender Telecasters, Stratocasters, Jaguars, and more.  Our list of classic Gibsons includes Birdland, Flying V, SG, and Les Paul.  We have Gretsch Falcons, and an assortment of other fine instruments.  Stop by and check them out.

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

Spampinato Guitars is thrilled to add Charlie Spence to our team.  Charlie has been interested in the mechanical side of instruments since his early days as a musician, doing amateur work on his own instruments when the need would arise. One night after a gig playing with The Westway Bells (for which Mason is the bass player), Mason expressed the need for an extra set of hands around the shop, and soon after Charlie started an apprenticeship at Spampinato Guitars. Now having completed his training with flying colors, Charlie exhibits incredible aptitude and craftsmanship as a full-time luthier.  “As a player, it’s easy to overlook the detailed parts of an instrument when it is in your hands every night. Learning lutherie skills from Matt and Mason has provided me a new appreciation for music and the instruments used to create it. I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate profession for myself.” Charlie trained privately in jazz and classical guitar studies for 10 years before moving to Denver in 2015. Currently, you can see him and Mason on stage together with his band, The Westway Bells, on Monday nights at Appaloosa Grill where they hold a residency.  More great news for players seeking beginning, intermediate, and advanced guitar studies, Charlie has now begun offering lessons at the shop.  Please contact him directly for availability information.
You can contact Charlie at 720-638-1944 or charlie@spampinatoguitars.com