Testimonials

Mike Perritt

After two long damaging years in storage, Josh was able to get my 25 year old Guild acoustic looking, feeling and playing great again. The adjustments and repairs were done well at a reasonable price. He also assessed things to watch for in the future without selling me on needless repairs at present. Glad my baby was in good hands….nice job!

Justin H

Did a great job on my Martin acoustic guitar. The guitar was brand new and played well to begin with, but Josh took it to another level I didn’t know it could reach (and solved a nagging string buzz). It’s such a pleasure to play now.

His commitment to his craft is impressive and he has a high standard of quality. I’d trust him with any guitar and highly recommend him anyone here.

Kenneth Albright

I have been going to Josh for my guitar repairs and setups for a few years.. very professional and trustworthy… and we are friends to boot… resourceful and a great luthier to boot.. I have 19 guitars and Josh was part of all of them.. So now you guys have him and I’m out a great Tech and friend… Don’t hesitate he is really good at what he does..

J. Lee

Cannot say enough good things about Josh and his knowledge and craftsmanship. From everything to setups, custom routs and installations, to full on builds, he’s done it all for me and always beyond my expectations. He’s quick, an A+ communicator, and always charged fairly. Highly, highly recommend him.

Kevin Ortiz

I recommend him, a great person a great technician. amazing jobs

Neel Price

What a great guy! I brought Josh my classical guitar for a setup. When I got it home I noticed a buzz when I hit it harder. Josh had me bring it back in and he fixed it up nicely in short order. It sounds so good, now! It’s great when everything goes perfect, but you can tell a lot about a person when they have to respond to an issue. Josh is a class act and will have my future business!

Joseph R. West

I would like to give a testimonial to the work of Joshua at Snyder custom guitars, he has now completed work on two of my guitars and the three things that matter most were easily completed by him, first and most important was the very high competency and the awesome quality of work , amazing results , he even fixed a few issues other guitar repair shops had caused ,he completed the work in the fastest time frame I’ve ever seen for this high quality of work, and again the price was very reasonable , I am moving out of state and if the need arises for more work on my guitars ,I will be shipping my guitars back to his shop.  Thank you, Joetherea of Scarlet Rising

Nick Hylton

The only guy who touches my 6-strings.

Robb Ramos

I brought in a vintage Yamaha acoustic guitar with a twisted neck that a technician at a well-known nationwide “Center” said he couldn’t do anything about. Joshua analyzed and played my guitar, gave it a far more positive assessment than I received earlier and suggested a course of action to remediate the most pressing issues. He was able to make my guitar much more playable! Thanks and I recommend his services highly!

Chase Sutliff

Awesome work done on my guitar and i’m very happy with the service. Mr. Snyder was very knowledgeable and friendly, he went to work on my guitar right away and I got it back on the same day. I plan on recommending all my friends with guitars to bring their instruments to him and will come back in the future! Thank you!

Jeff Gonzales

Josh has been doing all the work on my guitars for the last three or four years. Always great work at a great price, hard to beat. Designs his own stuff too, great sense of style. When I need new frets, he gets them done quick. I play every day somewhere so I wear out a lot of wood and steel, he puts them back together.

Billy Germano

You did a solid repair job on my Tele. I’d be thrilled to have you work on some of my other guitars.

Kevin Hall

Josh is a great guy with tons of knowledge and expert tricks up his sleeves to repair or build any guitar. He has setup all of my guitars ranging from a basic tele to a high end Duesenberg. The guy knows his stuff!! He recently built me a custom guitar with, get this, custom built pickups!! Yes, Josh builds pickups too! If you have a dream guitar, Josh is the guy to manifest that dream in your hands. Thank you Josh for building an amazing guitar!

Kevin Hall

Patrick Fennelly

I had a ’96 Jackson that was in storage in a basement for ten years. It was missing hardware and the finish was dull and scratched. Joshua installed new pickups, replaced the missing factory parts, and was able to fabricate those parts that were no longer available to purchase. It was given a full set up to shred with a super low action. The Floyd Rose is now perfect and hasn’t budged. He polished the guitar up to look like new, totally unexpected. It surpassed my expectations and now looks and plays like brand new, amazing. All at a very reasonable price. I’m grateful to have found him. Thanks Joshua.

Wyatt Hill

I bought some new pickups for my bass and Josh went out of his way to make sure they fit perfectly. He did an excellent job setting up my bass. Will definitely use him again.

Christian Minick

Josh really knows his stuff.  I’ve been 100% happy with everything from setups to custom builds. His attention to detail is second to none.  No waiting for weeks and weeks on end either. Can’t stress it enough, go see josh. You won’t regret it!

Derrick Forget

I have employed Josh as my luthier and repair guy for the last seven years. His work is outstanding. Quick turnaround time as well. He wants built me a guitar neck to thicken the tone of a guitar that I could not use previously as it didn’t stand up in the mix. That guitar is now my main electric. Oh, and… He’s an incredibly nice guy. That goes along way with someone like me. I highly recommend him.

Lou Defelippo

I now found the person that I want to work on my guitars. Excellent service.

Chuck C

If you have anything at all you need done to your guitar such as repair setup or otherwise Josh is the absolute best. He also does a fantastic job at building custom guitars as well. The past two guitarist I have taken to him have come back playing better than anybody I’ve ever taken them to before.

Brent Reid

Joshua is not only a great luthier, he’s a great person. Took SEVERAL guitars to him, and they all come out sounding perfect. I know it sounds crazy to say, but I went in looking for a luthier, and came out with a genuine friend. Highly recommend going to him him for all your guitar needs. Cant wait to decide what I want and get a custom build from him!

Larry Alfred-Fuld

I am a musician in the capital region with years of experience. I needed someone to work on my 15 year old Martin OM-42 and had heard about Josh and his talent for a variety of stringed instrument repairs. He did not disappoint. Repairs were impeccable and I would not hesitate to bring any of my instruments to him for any and all work that may need attention. Repairs were completed timely, cost was more than fair, his knowledge base was quite evident and attention to detail, which is very important to me, was spot on. Outstanding!

John Bishop

The bass sounds amazing.  You did a wonderful job.  Thank you very much. Hasn’t sounded like that in 30 years!

Harry Moore

Repaired a crack on the back of my Martin after the strap came off it fell on the floor. Joshua did an excellent job of repairing the crack and setting the action. I am thrilled with the result, the guitar has never played or sounded better. Josh, you have a very happy customer. I’ll be back.

Troy Herbert Cole

The Snyder Jet is easily one of the nicest playing and wonderful sounding guitars I’ve ever played! And did I mention it’s extremely comfortable? I highly recommend that if you’re looking for a custom build or if you’d like expert work done to your instrument to go visit my friend Josh!

Mark Tashjian jr.

Great post on taking care of your acoustics! I had no idea this was part of maintenance but Joshua Snyder spotted this issue on mine while playing and went to work on it. So thankful for his keen eyes and his ability to reverse the issue.

Jason McDougall

Josh is super knowledgeable and a master of his craft. I dropped off my acoustic and he set it up and gave it back to me the same day. Awesome dude!

‎Charles Garry‎

Just picked up my new Snyder Jet. Sounds great, loving it!

Dave Caruso

Josh turned the neck on my Strat into a players dream! It was a mess. He has my full confidence and I’d recommend his work to any guitarist.

 

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