Tela Guitar Shop

formerly LA Guitar Factory...

Guitar Repair

Shop Hours : Tuesday and Wednesday - open by appointment

Friday and Saturday - open 12 till 5 pm

Closed Sunday, Monday and Thursday

Call 704.599.4410 or email on the contact page to make an appointment or for any general inquiries


We provide  full service, repair and restoration for all guitars including electric, acoustic and bass. The repair dept. is lead by Ari Lehtela who brings with him over 30 years of experience in the field.

We also provide basic setup services such as restringing for other string instruments such as banjo, mandolin, violin and upright bass.

– comprehensive repair and restoration service for acoustic and electric guitar and bass.

– set up and general playability service also available for banjo, mandolin and other string instruments


Guitar Parts

– Guitar strings, picks and accessories

– Replacement pickups ( Lollar, Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, EMG, Bartolini, Kent Armstrong,  LR Baggs, RMC)

– OEM and aftermarket guitar replacement parts

Custom String Instruments ( examples shown in String Instruments section )

  • A range of string instruments handcrafted by Ari Lehtela . Each instrument is built to order to the customer's specs
  • Unique designs starting with 6 string and beyond:  multi string guitar, double neck, bass, sarod, saz, sursringar and the even more unique " hybrid " instruments that combine elements of fretless and fretted or two instruments within one. Examples appear in the String Instruments section.


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