A Family Tradition Since 1923.

We started in a small shop in Willow Glen in 1923. Charles B. Perkins the founder of the Perkins luthier legacy channeled his love for all things guitar to create CB Perkins Guitar Shop. Since then, CB Perkins has stayed true to its family oriented roots with Master Luthiers Kent Perkins and Josh Perkins still continuing the family legacy.

Want to chat? Call us at 1-408-578-3428.

Accessories to meet your needs.

In addition to our exclusive guitar selection we also offer a wide variety of the finest products from strings to capos to tuners and more. Come in and check out our famous string wall and let us help you find the right one for your instrument. Anything you could need for your playing needs we have, and if there is something we don’t have in stock we would be happy to order it for you.

Guitars are our life.

Our on-site luthiers and technicians deliver the highest quality service whether it’s a simple guitar setups, crack repair, neck reset, or complete refinish. Our generations of excellence speaks through our practice, letting us continue to be the best guitar repairs in the bay area.

In addition to guitar repair, Charles Blaine Perkins was also an educator. At CB Perkins Guitar Repair Shop we continue that tradition by offering quality guitar, bass and ukulele lessons. Our teaching staff have musical training from varied back grounds and experience with anything from teaching in schools to professional performance. Their experience is shared and integrated into our guitar lessons.

Expand your guitar collection.

We’re more than just a guitar repair shop – we also stock a number of quality instruments to add to your collection. Our showroom features instruments that suit a wide variety of styles and budgets. No instrument enters our stock without first meeting our rigorous quality standards; so you can rest assured your instrument will perform as expected.

Check out our current collection of vintage reissues, and don’t miss an opportunity to broaden your collection. Our stock is constantly changing as instruments come and go so check back in from time to time – we might have just what you’re looking for.

We’d love to hear from you!


Mon:   Closed
Tue:     11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed:    11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu:     11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri:       10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sat:      10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sun:     Closed