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The City of Portland, Oregon

Ted Wheeler

Mayor, City of Portland

main phone: 503-823-4120

1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204

The 12th Fret

The 12th Fret

Earlier this month, The Mayor’s Office got the chance to chat with John McDonald, owner of the 12th Fret guitar repair shop on Southeast Belmont Street. The company was founded in 1979 and offers repair services from employees with decades of experience. The shop is well-known for the quality and attentive approach to instrument repair, offering guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, dobro, dulcimer, koto, sitar, lute or 3-string cigar box repairs. As working musicians, the staff have the skills, tools, and experience to make sure your instrument is repaired well.

Not only do they repair, but The 12th Fret staff will help you to sell your quality fretted instrument as well. If you have a high-quality or vintage guitar, the team at The 12th Fret will even do the marketing and promotion for you.

Get involved in the music scene in Portland and check out The 12th Fret at 2402 SE Belmont Street, or online at