ABOUT THE SHOP

Rising Sun Guitars is a culmination of nearly ten years of training and work in the music industry surrounding Washington, D.C.  While earning my fine arts degree at the University of Maryland, I started servicing Fender Rhodes electric pianos and quickly developed a passion for repairing electro-mechanical instruments. After building my first replica, "Piano Bass," for a professional pianist in Germany, I branched into guitar repair work, and later, restoration. I refined my skills over the years through practicing guitar repair and restoration at Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center and other local service centers. Now I have opened this shop to bring my experience home to the DMV music community!
~Ryan Clarke
Bass Guitar Strings
PERSONALIZED APPROACH
 

I've been passionately serving the area's local stringed instrument community for the past six years. I've worked with the likes of Paul Reed Smith, Kevin Brubaker, Andrew Holland, Dru Lore, and more in my education on proper guitar design, action, and tone. 

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Record Player
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CERTIFIED AND GUARANTEED
 
Only perfect practice makes perfect! That's why my repair work has been certified by both Taylor Guitars and Fender Musical Instruments and is guaranteed to meet factory repair standards for quality and durability. 

PASSION FOR VINTAGE GEAR

While I service all types of guitars, my shop specializes in the funky and unique instruments from Japan and Europe during the 1960s! Rising Sun Guitars also operates one of the area's most pristine collections of vintage electro-mechanical pianos, available soon for your next recording or event!