William Barney, Luthier
363 Hillcrest Avenue
Louisville, KY. 40206
and welcome. My name is Bill Barney, and I operate a luthiery shop
specializing in the repair and restoration of fretted instruments.
From expert fret work and neck resetting to electronics and routine
adjustments, I am confident that I can get your instrument playing
and sounding its best. I am an authorized Martin and Taylor warranty
repairman with over 15 years experience repairing and restoring
new, used and vintage acoustic and electric instruments. My shop
is licensed, insured, climate controlled and secure. Located in
the Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, KY. It’s easily
accessible from I-71, I-64 and I-65. All work is guaranteed and
will be completed in a timely manner. Repairs are taken by appointment
only so please contact me to discuss your instrument. If you reach
my voice mail leave a detailed message so I can return your call
2002 to present
Barney’s Guitar Service, Louisville, KY.
Owner / Luthier.
An authorized Martin & Taylor service center.
Guitar Emporium, Louisville, KY.
Service Manager and Luthier.
Bob’s Guitar Service, Chicago, IL.
(Now called Third Coast Guitar Service)
Repaired instruments for all Chicago area Guitar Center locations
and their customers.
the last 15 years I have subcontracted work for other regional music
stores as well as performed work for many other national and local
I can meet the needs of the most demanding musicians. I have completed
repairs for the following artists and many others.
Gibbons of ZZ Top, Duke Robillard, Larry Coryell, Sheryl Crow, Sonny
Landreth, Randy Atcher, Steve Cooley, Jeff Guernsey, Steve Ferguson,
Will Oldham, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Dave Pajo of Smashing
Pumpkins and many others.