Dream Guitars® was started by Paul Heumiller and fingerstyle guitarist extraordinaire Martin Simpson. The idea was to gather together the finest guitars in the world and to offer them in an honorable fashion with real expertise and guidance. To this end we sought out and critically reviewed instruments from dozens of the top builders. We now offer many of the finest instruments in the world in one place, brought to you by players, for players. Due to career demands Martin is no longer part of Dream Guitars®, but remains a supportive friend.

We at Dream Guitars® have been praised for our precise ability to guide our customers to their "dream guitar". Owner Paul Heumiller is a member of the Guild of American Luthiers and a strong supporter of the craft. Our extensive knowledge of guitars coupled with our ability to be patient and honest makes for the ultimate experience in high-end guitar shopping. We have created policies that provide direct access to anyone in the world. Our risk free trial policy insures you can buy with total confidence. Listed below is what some of our customers have had to say about their experiences with us.
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Mission: To gather together the finest quality guitars in the world,
and offer them in an honorable fashion -- with real expertise and guidance.

Acoustic Instrument Repair

Paul Heumiller (Dream Guitars) and Ken Jones (Mountain Song Guitars) have teamed up to offer world-class guitar repair work.

For nearly two decades, Dream Guitars has been trusted by professional players such as John Doyle, David Holt, and Al Petteway to repair the instruments they rely on all around the world. Dream Guitars is now excited to offer their superior service to everyone!

The name you have come to trust to help build your collection now has the hands to protect that fine flock of instruments from the vagaries of time. Our new 3000 sq. ft. repair facility is open for business, featuring six of the finest repair men in the country. With their skills and our expertise with high-end instruments, Dream Guitars can ensure the absolute highest quality repair work for your treasures.

Stringed Instrument Repair: We Repair Steel Strings, Nylon Strings (Classical, Flamenco, Crossover), Archtops, Resonators, Electrics, Banjos, Mandolins & More

What makes the Dream Guitars Repair Shop unique is the combined knowledge and experience of Paul Heumiller and Ken Jones. As the owner of Dream Guitars, Paul has played more guitars then most people on the planet, and has a keen understanding of modern and vintage guitars alike. Ken is a sculptor, metal worker, and guitar maker with an eye for the details and the patience of a saint. Both Ken and Paul agree: restoring instruments to their peak playability is an important charge, one they both take seriously.

We know it's hard to keep guitars in optimal condition, but Dream Guitars is now able to help protect your investments no matter where you live. 

We make shipping safe, easy, and reasonable. Our repair shop offers low rates and full insurance, so you don't have to settle for local repairs: we can provide the quality service your instruments deserve.

Our services run the gamut of stringed-instrument repair and maintenance, from simple setups and pickup installs to complete restorations of your vintage collection. We do it all.

You know you can rely on us to find the finest stringed instruments on the planet for you--now you can trust Dream Guitars for all of your maintenance and repair work, too. Let us ensure that your investments remain gorgeous and sound.

We've made shipping extremely simple. We'll arrange for Fedex to pickup and return your instrument. We have also arranged for the lowest possible shipping & insurance rates so everyone can have access to top notch repair no matter where you reside. We can even send you a box and packing material.

Working with Dream Guitars is safe and easy. The process is simple; 

  1. Send us detailed information about your instrument and the problem(s) you are experiencing. Also send digital photos if you can and be sure to include your phone numbers.
  2. We'll send a recommendation and an estimate based on your information. This will include an estimated return date.
  3. If you approve, we'll arrange for pickup of your instrument. Upon receipt we'll inspect it and provide you with a final repair estimate. 
  4. If you approve, we'll do the work and get your instrument back to you in a timely manner.

Contact us with any questions regarding our repair service.

Showroom: We have a wonderful, relaxed environment for demoing guitars. Our showroom is acoustically treated and we stock only the finest guitars. See a shop tour. We really are a different shop!

Showings: You are welcome to come play instruments at our showroom in North Carolina. We are easy to reach. Our North Carolina location is just outside of Asheville where we offer private showings by appointment. But we also ship worldwide with our 3 day trial period. So you can buy risk free from anywhere!

We are located just 10 miles north of beautiful Asheville, NC where shopping, dining, and entertainment are plentiful. Many customers bring their families down to enjoy area activities, horseback riding, the Biltmore Estate or Grove Park Inn. Make it a great family getaway!

Map of Weaverville, NC. (Please contact us for an appointment)

Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST. Weekend appointments by advanced request. In order to give each customer the attention they deserve we operate by appointment only. Call or contact us for an appointment. We look forward to sharing over 150 guitars with you. It's worth the trip!

Best Guitar StoreDream Guitars wins TWO Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players' Choice AwardsBest Online Guitar Store

Silver for Best Guitar Store
Bronze for Best Online Guitar Store

A BIG thank you to all who voted for us! We sincerely appreciate your support.

Dream Guitars® has been recognized with three award. We received the Silver Medal in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Player's Choice Awards for Best Acoustic Guitar Shop and also their Bronze Award for Best Online Guitar Shop. We were also honored with the U.S. Local Business Assocation's Award for Best Musical Instrument Shop in Weaverville, NC. We thank all our customers who voted for us!