Spiritwood Guitar

~Repair and Restoration of Acoustic & Electric Stringed Instruments~


The majority of repairs that land on the workbench of Spiritwood Guitar are electric and acoustic guitars, basses, mandolins and banjos.  However, repairs and restorations can also be done on ukeleles, lap dulcimers, violins...just about anything with strings! 

" I always complete a thorough assesment of your instrument, and then together we can formulate a plan that will fit your individual needs!"
                                                     ~David Howard

  • Action Adjustment
  • Bridge Work/Replacement
  • Complete or Partial Refret/Dress Frets
  • Electrical Repairs
  • Handmade Bone Nuts
  • Handmade Bridges
  • Neck Alignment/Adjustment
  • Neck Reset
  • Pick-up Replacement
  • Re-glue/Replace Braces
  • Repair of Cracks
  • Saddle Work
  • Strapbutton Installation
  • Structural Repairs


Ohio Valley Guitars

David Howard also currently does all the set-up, inspection and repair work for Ohio Valley Guitars.  Though new to the acoustic guitar scene, Ohio Valley Guitars spent two years researching guitar construction and manufacturing.  They currently offer four models that are designed and manufactured for the player who knows quality and recognizes value.   For information regarding these fine instruments, and to locate a retailer near you, please visit www.ohiovalleyguitars.com


"I am a former instrument builder and repairman. As such, I was a little nervous entrusting my century-old Washburn guitar to someone else. I shouldn't have been. The work Dave Howard did is some of the best I've ever seen. He replaced the fingerboard, added a graphite brace to the neck, made a new bridge saddle and nut, fixed some cracks in the top, and set the guitar up. Except for the lack of wear, I don't think it would be possible to tell that any of the new parts are not original. Dave was happy to show me what had been done at every step of the process. He also showed me work he had done on other instruments, all of which was to the same high standard. I recommend Dave highly to anyone who needs repair work done on any acoustic or electric stringed instrument."

~Roger Phillips, formerly of Boulder Junction in Uniontown, Ohio, 1930's Bruno Guitar, 1970's Bozo Dreadnaught