- The guitar you picked up at a pawn shop
because it was almost what you wanted.
- The axe you’ve played for the past 15 years
but she’s lost a little of her sparkle.
- The custom guitar of your dreams,
built to your specifications.
- Guitar repair, instrument refurbishing
& guitar design in Tampa Bay
LEARN ABOUT SOHO GUITAR
At Soho Guitar, we can customize the guitar from the pawnshop, add new paint and electronics to your favorite axe, fulfill your unique vision from the ground up, replace worn out nuts or frets, or repair damage sustained from normal wear-and-tear or catastrophe.
• Custom Guitar Design
We understand what a guitar means to you, because we’ve been there. Soho Guitar is owned by Rob Meigel, who has built and refurbished guitars since he was a teenager. Back then, he began taking parts from one guitar and putting them on another until he had one he could play. When his friends found out, they wanted him to “Frankenstein” a guitar for them, too.
Guitars are personal. We get that. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned vet, everything you feel, everything you want to express, you channel through your instrument. At Soho Guitar, you provide the path, we’ll make sure it's unobstructed.
SETUPS which include:
set action height
set bridge radius
check nut for cracks and excessive wear
adjust neck truss rod
check frets for wear
clean and lubricant tuning machines
Cosmetic Repairs (dings, dens, scratches ect.)
Tuning Machine Replacement
"I’ve been repairing guitars for as long as I can remember… It seemed that every guitar I could get my hands on was broken.” ~ Rob Meigel
"I’m doing what I love and so far it never feels like work.” ~ Rob Meigel
Although Rob spent most of his working life in the metal fabrication and carpentry trades, he always maintained his passion for building and repairing guitars. After moving to Tampa, Rob became curator and broker for several prominent local guitar collectors, and rapidly became known as the go-to fix-it guy within the musical community. It only seemed logical to take it to the next level and open the doors of Soho Guitar.
FRONT MAN, MIGGS
“I have 100 guitars, mostly vintage and most finicky. Living in Tampa I haven't had many strong options for great guitar work until Rob and Soho Guitar. Rob treats each guitar like its his own. He learns every nook and cranny and can do anything from restoration to general service and maintenance.
I have one guitar in the shop each day and know I'm getting the best attention in Tampa for my collection and you can rest assured that the guitar leaves his shop in the best shape you've ever seen it.”
LEAD GUITARIST, CANDLEBOX
“I have to say, when I moved to Tampa from Seattle, I was concerned about where I would have my guitars worked on. I have no worries at all now. Rob Meigel at Soho Guitar has filled that void beyond my expectations.”
BASS PLAYER, MIGGS
"My bass and guitars never felt so easy to play. I can't ever go on tour comfortably without bringing my bass in to Rob. His ability to restore my bass to the action I like is unparalleled. Whether it's just a quick set up, or a more refined modification, Rob is your guy.”
SETUP + SALES + DESIGN + REPAIRS
2014 | DESIGN BY (YOUR NAME HERE)
3313 W. Cypress Street
Tampa, Florida 33607