About - Custom Sound Instruments

About Custom Sound

“It all started with the repair shop,” says owner Ryan Elewaut…

Custom Sound was established in 2004 by master luthier Ryan Elewaut.  Our store began with a vision of the traditional Guitar Shop in mind and has since evolved into a modern, multifaceted operation. While remaining in downtown Flagstaff, the original store was located on San Francisco Street, and then moved to South Beaver Street in 2010.  Late in 2011, our resident guitar teacher expanded the lesson program by establishing a studio across the street, leaving Custom Sound with some extra space.  This allowed for an expansion of retail space and a larger repair facility while maintaining an exclusive affiliation with the Thomas Byers teaching program.  Custom Sound continues to expand their selection of instruments and other products, including custom made guitars, basses, and ukuleles.  We strive to make your experience interactive and inclusive, with personable staff dedicated to customer satisfaction.

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Our Mission is to…

• Be a resource for Beginning & Experienced musicians alike.
• Make all customers Comfortable & Welcome in the store.
• Help facilitate the Support & Education of the surrounding music community.

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