Some happy customers and a selection of what people are saying about their experiences with Jon and THE FRET SHOP.
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Jon Rose, and if you are a guitar player, get ready to meet a new best friend! As a player who always seems to be jamming with only the best, as a luthier who builds and repairs with great care & touch, as a collector who always brings out some old Gibson archtop or other great-sounding guitar, and as a student/teacher who always seems to know what arpeggio to use when soloing over a tricky chord sequence, Jon is the man! I look forward to a shop like this opening in Winchester, and plan to check it out as soon as possible. Good luck, Jon, hope to see you this week. --Chip Schutte
Jon Rose and The Fret Stop are a wonderful addition to the musical community of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Jon's inventory of guitars is fantastic and the shop itself is a comfortable and inviting space. Recently, Jon diagnosed and repaired a buzz in my 12-string acoustic. The work was done meticulously, on time and for a very fair price. Add to that a couple of engaging conversations about music and life and you've got a great experience. If you play guitar, this is a shop that you mustn't miss! -- Scott Sperling
Thank You once again for the excellent job of repairing my fretless bass. The sound quality is just something I have never heard from this bass before. When I hooked into the soundboard @ church I could not believe the sound coming from this bass , very even toned , full and rich like I have never heard before . Thank You for a AWESOME JOB. I will highly recommend you. -- Lorne Sprague
Mr Rose......The axe arrived today around 3:00.It is a fine beautiful piece of work.I believe it sounds as good as some vintage guitars.Has a good rhythm bite to it....I think I will let our rhythm guitarist use the Eastman.On the minus side,the frets are a little larger than what I am used to but I can adjust to that quickly.Could not be more pleased and saved a few grand. It was a pleasure doing business with you and will pass the Fret Shop name around.Many thanks -- Raymond T.
The x-700 has moved into my “gig guitar” position.The 1.75” neck width and the flatter profile makes it easy for me to play.I love the sound and the action. -- Ron Wilson
Jon, of the Fret Shop, has all of the skills required to help guitarists be happy with their instruments. He's done small repairs on various models, done major renovations to various models, built various models, and most important, has performed on various models to know how they're really suppose to work in a living environment. Any guitar on his store's wall is in professional working condition---and he always has the best amps!" -- Bert Carlson
Thank you so much for this wonderful instrument. I was so inspired to meet you and hear you play, and I really appreciate your time and encouragement.-- Farley
THE FRET SHOP 15 S. Loudoun St. Winchester, VA 22601 On the Walking Mall! (Two Doors South of Wilkins Shoe Center)