Tela Guitar Shop

Formerly LA Guitar Factory...

Guitar Repair

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Hours of Operation

TuesdayOpen by appointment 12-5pm
WednesdayOpen by appointment 12-5pm
FridayOpen, walk in from 12-5pm
SaturdayOpen, walk in from 12-5pm

To make an appointment you can either send an email by going to the Contact page on this site or by calling (704)599-4410. We urge to do so at least ONE DAY EARLIER than the day you would like to drop by in order to lessen schedule conflicts with previous appointments. Also, we recommend to CALL the above phone number  if you’re planning to drop by after 4 pm so we know that you’re planning to come by.

Payments Accepted: