Welcome to AM Guitar Works, the Quad Cities' premier, independently owned guitar shop. A place where the love of music and guitars combines with expertise in guitar maintenance, repair, and modification.
What do you want in a guitar store?
When your guitar needs work, we know you want someone who cares. That's why we focus on expert service and quick turnaround in all of our repairs and customization. When it comes to buying, we provide quality instruments at reasonable prices, professionally setup to give you the best tone and ease of playing possible. Looking to start learning or expand your skills? Our team of instructors are here to help you grow your music skills and experience the joy of playing something new.
Alan Morrison, owner of AM Guitar Works has been playing, repairing, customizing, and building guitars for over 40 years. “I started doing this type of work in the '80s, working full time at a music store, where I gained a lot of experience with guitar and amplifier repair. Since then I have continued to build and customize guitars and service amplifiers for myself and others as well.”
Alan has a degree in Electronics Technology and learned fretwork at the Chicago School of Guitar Making. He is also a working musician as lead guitarist in Identity Crisis, a 12 piece classic rock band based in the Quad Cities. He is skilled in all aspects of guitar repair and customizing including fretwork, finish repair and refinishing, electronic repair and upgrading, as well as structural repair. Alan is also the author of the book "How to Make Money in the Guitar Biz" where he shares his knowledge of guitars and business strategies.
Our experts are here to find you the right guitar, help you learn new skills, and make sure your instrument is the best it can be.
"Alan and his knowledgeable & dedicated crew have been a treat to deal with. Both personable and professional.... love supporting local shops like this, as a musician, you should too!"- John
"I've mainly used AM for repairs and service. Alan is a great luthier and a nice guy, AM provides all around great service and fair prices."- Randy
"Awesome craftsmanship and exceptional customer service!"- Rob F.
"Top-flight repairs and lessons. These people are the best!"- Bill G.