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Federal Strings is a fretted instrument workshop located near the Village of Federal, in the Byron Bay hinterland. 


Run by luthier Joshua Rippingale, Federal Strings is open Tuesday to Saturday for maintenance, repair and modification of guitars, basses and other fretted instruments.  The workshop is climate controlled, fully insured and all work is guaranteed.

Joshua also builds fine acoustic guitars for his clients by commission.

If you have an instrument requiring a setup or maintenance, that needs repair or restoration, or if you are interested in commissioning a handbuilt guitar, please get in touch.

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I service all makes and models of acoustic and electric guitar and bass, and other fretted instruments too. Services range from maintenance, setup, customisation and repair work, through to the commission and constr