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Ryan Lynn


Owner and luthier, Ryan Lynn, attended Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Arizona in 1999. Since moving to Oregon in 2000, Ryan has worked for Breedlove Guitars in Bend, Oregon, and for several years, managed the instrument repair department for an established Portland music store. Ryan has worked as a guitar tech for The DecemberistsM Ward, and most recently, Metric. Ryan plays pedal steel guitar, keys, lap steel, and guitar with The Needs.


To better serve Portland's musicians, Ryan opened Eastside Guitar Repair in October 2008. After repairing thousands of stringed instruments, Ryan has built an encyclopedic knowledge of acoustic and electric fretted instruments. So whether you bring your "campfire beater" guitar in for a restring or your "Holy Grail" vintage Les Paul in for a complete overhaul, you know your guitar is in good hands at Eastside Guitar Repair.

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Christian Hurd


Originally hailing from Ohio, multi-talented musician and luthier Christian Hurd moved to Portland in 2005. Christian’s 15 year friendship with Eastside Guitar Repair owner Ryan Lynn includes significant stints as bandmates, coworkers and partners in crime. A life-long instrumentalist with a focus on guitar, keys and drums, Christian also excels as a vocalist, producer and arranger. His experience as a guitar tech includes work for the likes of Snow Patrol, M Ward and The Breeders. Whether leading his bands Nite Hike and Templeton, or collaborating in projects such as Lookbook, Leading PsychicsAnya Marina, Jennifer Faust, and Howlin’ Maggie, Christian always finds new hats to wear. 

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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.


Colin Henga~ Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale, Revolver Studio
Jamie Hince~ The Kills

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
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
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
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
Peter Holmström~ The Dandy Warhols

San Holo~ San Holo
Jim James~ My Morning Jacket

Nathan Jr.~ M Ward, The Dandy Warhols, Fruit Bats

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