Richmond, Virginia Guitar – Banjo – Mandolin – Fiddle Repair

Hole patching in a pre war Martin D-28

Thank you for visiting the brand new!  Here you will still find a lot of how-to information on building and repairing guitars, banjos, mandolins and many other musical instruments.  I am a full-time Luthier and performer in Chesterfield County, Virginia, 18 miles southwest of downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Reproduction Banjo Necks for Converting Tenor and Plectrum banjos into 5-strings


I perform luthier work ranging from routine maintenance and repair like changing strings and detailed quality setups to Martin and Gibson Guitar Neck Resets, repairing broken necks, repairing holes in guitar sides, and  replacing tops on guitars, building conversion and replacement necks for banjos (like the neck shown on this page), guitars and mandolins. I am always busy with a backlog in the shop but I am truly grateful for that.  So, from inlay work to repairing a broken guitar bridge, we here at Acoustic Box LLC have you covered!

Please visit often as I will always be adding content.  Also, please check out my Facebook pages as well.  There are a LOT of photographs of both simple and complicated repair work there.

Custom Inlay work, Binding and Structural Repair

DSC_0285  DSC_0799  Guitar Bridge Repair

If you are a former or current customer of mine, please click the map below, click “write a review” link and write a review for me on Google. Thank you!

My Site is Made possible in part by:

Jim Mills Banjo Inc.
Mandolin World Headquarters
Turtle Hill Banjo Co.
Picker’s Supply
Authentic Guitars
Davis Branley Duo
The Beacon Theatre of Hopewell
Amelia Family Campground
Lawson Entertainment
Cabin Fever Pickin’ Party


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Richie Dotson
Acoustic Box LLC
11000 Long Branch Dr.
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 790-1705


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