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Hi, I'm Michael Castlado. I'm the owner of FM Guitar Repair located in Orange County, Ca. I've turned my lifelong passion and love for music and guitars into a business where anyone can get their instruments repaired and know that they will be repaired right.
My journey with guitar repairs began in 2002 when a guy, who is now a life long friend, responded to an ad I had put out for a Mesa Boogie amp. He offered to get me a job at the Fender Guitar plant as long as I took a couple hundred dollars off the price. Sold! So from there I ended up being a Fender employee.
I worked for Fender as a "tune/tester" for 4+ years doing setups on 24 to 35 guitars per day. I also learned how to do minor repairs along the way.
Shortly after that, an opportunity came up to work for G&L Guitars.
G&L was a much more hands-on experience. It's where I learned the meat and potatoes of my skills. With only 20 or so factory employees, there was a lot more to do and learn. I even learned how to "relic" guitars! It was a blast!
After a while, life led me and my family to Southwest Florida. Once there, I got a job at Guitar Center as a repair tech.
This is where I really expanded my knowledge. I learned about repairing acoustic guitars, structural repairs, broken headstocks, lifting bridges, etc. Once the corporate leash tightened to a point to where it wasn't comfortable for me, I chose to leave and start a new adventure with my own repair business. Here I am, ready to serve you and treat you like a human and not just a number.
I currently service customers from Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Newport, Mission Viejo, Huntington Beach, and Costa Mesa just to name a few, but am always looking to expand.
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