I’m Ron Ruggiero and I own and operate Ruggiero’s Guitar Workshop, a certified C.F. Martin Guitar repair center located in Yardley, PA, serving the tri-state area. I have nearly 40 years of professional guitar building and repair experience, including acoustic and electric instruments, with a special love for fine vintage repairs and restorations.
From 1976 – 1978, I worked as a professional roadie for the English band, Renaissance, where I was responsible for stage lighting and then later guitars.
From 1978 - 1982, while at Medley Music in Bryn Mawr, PA, I was fortunate enough to apprentice under Roger Sadowsky, now a premier electric bass and guitar builder in NYC.
Ron in his workshop - Yardley, PA
In 1983, I opened my own shop in Philadelphia, serving hundreds of amateur and professional musicians and providing tech support for Electric Factory concerts and recording studio artists.
In 2014, the shop moved to its current location, which offers better parking and a larger shop space.
Currently, in my spare time, I am a rhythm guitarist for a local cover band called Slick Rhodes.
I believe my shop is quite unique. When you call about your guitar, you get me—no one else; there is no middle man. As a working musician myself, I know what it’s like to be on a very big stage, as well as a smaller one. I bring all that experience to you and your instrument. My work is fully guaranteed and I will always work to meet your expectations.
My desire is to make your instrument the best it can be for your style of playing, whether you are a student, first-time player, or a seasoned musician.
SOME OF OUR CURRENT AND FORMER CLIENTS
Eric Bazilian and John Lilley of the Hooters
Jon Gutwillig and Marc Brownstein from the Disco Biscuits
Robert Hazzard and Michael Pilla of Robert Hazzard and the Heroes
Tom Keifer, Jeff Labar and Eric Brittingham of Cinderella