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 Decemberists, M Ward, and most recently, Metric. Ryan plays pedal steel guitar, lap steel and guitar with two Portland bands, Mission Spotlight and 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.

Christian Hurd

Ohio native, Christian Hurd is a multi-talented musician and luthier. Owner, Ryan Lynn and Christian have been great friends, bandmates, and coworkers for nearly 15 years. When he's not producing music, working on guitars, or melting faces in his band, Leading Psychics, Christian drives for Radio Cab. Christian also has guitar teched for likes of M Ward and The Breeders.


Chico is our greeter and manages the shop. He makes sure that we stay in line and our repairs are done to his standards. He works for treats, scratches, and belly rubs.


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

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Past & Current Clients

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, Vomit Launch
Mike Coykendall~ M Ward, She And Him, Blue Room Studio
Wayne Coyne~ The Flaming Lips
Scott Demay~ Old Light
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

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

Ira Kaplan~ Yo La Tengo
Garth Klippart~ Old Light, Fruit Bats

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