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I hope that you share my love of guitars and will explore this site to learn more about what I do and perhaps pick up some useful information along the way.  Of course, I would love it if you also decide to do some business with Nielsen Custom Guitars.

 

Since 1995 Nielsen Guitars has provided a full range of services to guitar players nationwide and internationally.  I have always worked to provide the finest in instrument repair services and handcrafted guitars.  I provide a full range of repair services, including Factory Authorized Warranty Service for Fender, Gretsch, EVH, Jackson and others.

'THIS IS A GOOD PLACE FOR ME TO SAY A FEW THINGS ABOUT. WHERE I LIVE AND WHERE I GET MY INSPIRATION'

Duluth, Minnesota is not exactly a remote wilderness, but we do have bears, deer, moose and other smaller wildlife roaming around my 5.2 wooded acres.  And although I enjoy watching them, I have occasionally found it necessary to keep the door to my shop closed during evenings to keep from being bothered (or eaten) while working on guitars.

 

Located on the Southwest corner of Lake Superior, Duluth is where I make my home and my guitars.  The lake is an unending source of beauty and inspiration.  It is where I discovered the nautical themes for each of my archtop guitar models.

 

I hope you will visit this site often and tell your friends about it.  I look forward to sharing with all of you, what I’m doing with archtop guitar making and restoration work.​

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Endorser Nate Brown performs 'But Beautiful'

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Fender Musical Instruments Inc. (FMIC) awarded me a Gold Level Certification as a field technician in 2008. I perform warranty work on Fender acoustic and electric guitars.

 

More recently FMIC has placed their trust in my skills for refurbishing and restoring guitars.  I am told that the list of people they refer customers to is quite short so I consider it a huge honor that they think highly enough of my work to trust me with your project.

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Scottsdale, AZ is where Fender has its corporate offices...

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I meet-up with Don Wiggins. Great guy! He manages the support group.

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Left to right: Dan Comstock, me, Don Wiggins.

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Scottsdale, AZ is where Fender has its corporate offices...

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Dale's big field trip - a visit to Fender Musical Instruments in Scottsdale, AZ.  (Double click for Full Screen)

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