About Ryan Clarke
Rising Sun Guitars is a culmination of nearly ten years of training and work in the music industry surrounding Washington, D.C. I started servicing Fender Rhodes electric pianos in 2010, and quickly branched into repair work on other electro-mechanical pianos in the years thereafter. After building my first replica "Piano Bass" for a professional pianist in Germany, I branched into guitar repair work, and later, restoration. I've been practicing guitar restoration at Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center and other local service centers for the past six years. Now I've started my own shop, with the aim of bringing this experience home to the local DC music community! ~RC 01/2020
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.
A Passion for Vintage Gear
While I service all types of guitars, my shop specializes in the funky and unique instruments that came out of Japan and Europe during the 1960s! RSG also operates one of the area's most pristine collection of vintage electro-mechanical pianos, available Spring 2021 for your next recording or event!
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.