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Ryan Lynn


Master luthier Ryan Lynn provides discerning and conscientious guitar-making and repair work of the highest quality. Deeply involved in the PNW rock scene, Ryan's passion for great artistry shines through all his work. With over 20 years of experience, and training from the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Ryan maintains an encyclopedic knowledge of acoustic and electric fretted instruments, and models a rare combination of meticulousness and craft. He performs bass with the highly acclaimed band Federale; plays pedal steel guitar, keys, lap steel, and guitar with The Needs; and has worked as a guitar tech for The Decemberists, M Ward, and Metric. Before founding ESGR, Ryan honed skills in Breedlove Guitars' finish department in Bend, and for several years managed the instrument repair department for Trade Up Music.

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Jessie Antonick

Guitar Technician

Born in California, raised in Chicago, transformed by Oakland and set alight by New Orleans, Jessie Antonick’s heart and hands are continually consumed by her passion for music. With a relevant and diverse work history that includes custom woodworking, sailmaking, printmaking, visual art, and an apprenticeship at Lincoln Guitars, Jessie brings a uniquely sensitive and exacting touch to the instruments she works with. Her solo music project, Pony Hunt offers a “haunted majesty that.. Is enough to keep your mind in wonderment for weeks on end.” (American Songwriter - “top 5 acts to Know” 2020) Having joined ESGR in December 2022, Jessie reflects the company's value for precision while approaching customers with warmth and curiosity.


Jacob Price

Guitar Technician

Having grown up steeped in music ranging from jazz and R&B to classic rock, metal and punk, Jacob Price developed an early fascination with guitars and luthiery during his teenage years, experimenting on cheap instruments in his free time. Like Ryan, he received his formal guitar repair training at the famed Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, graduating in 2022 and going on to work in a customer-focused repair shop in his hometown. A whiz at set-ups, Jacob is also skilled in crack repair, fretwork, and wiring. With relevant experience in audio engineering, including recording, mixing and production, Jacob has a fine ear and a penchant for detail. The newest addition to the ESGR team, Jacob's additional experience includes positions at Gabriel’s Guitars and The Luthier's Bench.


Hank's Music Exchange

Buy, Sell, & Trade

In January of 2022, Hank's Music Exchange took up residency in the front half of Eastside Guitar Repair' shop, bringing an abundance of eclectic gear to the location. Run by Hank Failing, a pillar of the local music scene for over 25 years, Hank's Music Exchange specializes in buying, selling, and trading guitars, amplifiers, effects, keyboards, synths, and recording gear.

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Agent Provocateur

Making the occasional shop appearance, Claude is determined to offer ample distraction and ensure that we pay him the attention he craves. If we don’t comply, Claude easily outfoxes us with his mischief and wit. If you see this rare creature at Eastside, he’s bound to woo you in. Beware of his “side-eye” glance - he’s up to something…

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Moral Support

Chico was our greeter and shop manager. He ensured that we stayed in line and our repairs were done to his standards. He worked for treats, scratches, and belly rubs.


We lost Chico on 10/13/2018. RIP Buddy. We miss you.

Past & Present Clients

San Holo~ San Holo
Jim James~ My Morning Jacket

Nathan Jr.~ M Ward, The Dandy Warhols, Fruit Bats
Ira Kaplan~ Yo La Tengo
Garth Klippart~ Old Light, Fruit Bats

Victor Krummenacher~ Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom, Cracker, Eyelids
Mistina LaFave~ The Prids
Amos Lee~ Amos Lee

Lewi Longmire~ Portland's hardest working musician
Johnny Marr~ The Smiths, Modest Mouse, The Cribs, Johnny Marr
Marty Marquis~ Blitzen Trapper

Andy Martin~ Reverb Tone Report
Zia McCabe~ The Dandy Warhols
Colin Meloy~ The Decemberists
Eric Menteer~ Blitzen Trapper

James Mercer~ The Shins, Broken Bells
John Moen~ The Decemberists, Black Prairie, Eyelids, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Jeff Munger~ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Conor Oberst~ Bright Eyes
Nate Query~ The Decemberists, Black Prairie

Jonathan Russell~ The Head and the Heart

Ty Seagull~ Ty Seagull
Adam Selzer~ M Ward, Alialujah Choir, Type Foundry Studios
Jimmy Shaw~ Metric
Mike Skill~ The Romantics

Steve Turner~ Mudhoney
Michael VanPelt~ Blitzen Trapper
Cody Votoloto~ The Blood Brothers, Jaguar Love
Matt Ward~ M Ward, She And Him
Evan Way~ The Parson Redheads

Hershel Yatovitz~ Chris Isaak

Steve Albini~ Shellac, Electrical Audio (studio)
Dave Allen~ Gang Of Four

Nick Angelo~ Rough Cuts, Lefty Collector
Aaron Beam~ Red Fang
Steve Berlin~ Los Lobos

Paul Brainard~ M Ward, The Sadies, Richmond Fontaine, Alejandro Escovedo

Isaac Brock~ Modest Mouse

Carl Broemel~ My Morning Jacket

Matt Brown~ She And Him, Storm Large
Peter Buck~ REM, The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, Robyn Hitchcock

Joey Burns~ Calexico, Giant Sand

Zach Carothers~ Portugal. The Man
Larry Crane~ Jackpot Recording Studio, Tape Op Magazine, Vomit Launch
Mike Coykendall~ M Ward, She And Him, Blue Room Studio
Wayne Coyne~ The Flaming Lips

Fasil Debeb~ Mission Spotlight, Mayor of Portland
Scott Demay~ Old Light

Aaron Draplin~ DDC
Dave Dreiwitz~ Ween, Marco Benevento Trio, Moistboyz

Jonathan Drews~ Eyelids
Eric Early~ Blitzen Trapper

Dan Eccles~ Richmond Fontaine
Sallie Ford~ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Sam Fowles~ The Parson Redheads

Chris Frame~ Son Volt
David Fredrickson~ The Prids
Chris Funk~ The Decemberists, Black Prairie
Howe Gelb~ Giant Sand
Paul Gilbert~ Racer X, Mr. Big, Guitar Institute of Technology

Collin Hegna~ Federale, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Revolver Studio

Jamie Hince~ The Kills

Pete Holmström~ The Dandy Warhols

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