I've been getting work done from Jimmy and John for several Years now and still do even though I live in Los Angeles. Each time I come home to visit, I always have Jimmy fix something else of mine, or ask my parents to drop something off for them to work on while I'm away. Their repairs are just the best quality you can imagine. I've learned so much from them too, because they are tremendously knowledgeable about thier craft. I bought a handful of guitars from them throughout my years. One of which is my favored 1979 Fender 25th Anniversary Strat. Jim did so much great work for me over the years, it's hard to remember it all, but a few things of note are: putting graphite saddles and a bone nut on all my gigging guitars, helping me build a Warmoth Fender Licensed Strat from scratch down to cloth wires and a vintage capacitor, changing out broken pots, fixing my green Harmony that was cracked, Re-fretting both 1979 Strats making them feel 30 years worn yet brand new and shiny, De-fretting a Tele with the lowest non-buzzing action making it a beautifully playable fretless guitar, and just being the nicest guys you will ever meet... music store and repairs aside. Just genuine great people. I consider Jimmy Relja my friend, and he also let me teach lessons at his store for a summer job. My friend from Los Angeles trusted my referral to totally re-set and re-fret and fix cracks in his 1928 Martin, and he got it back sounding better than he could have ever conceived! So, Jim's is definitely the place to go for repairs. Also a great place to buy a beginner guitar, high-quality professional/collectable guitar, amps vintage or new, and accessories all at very reasonable prices. Jim's Guitar Works is truly The Best self-owned guitar shop ever!
Pros: Highest Quality Repairs, Re-frets, De-frets, and Setups Ever
Cons: No cons at all