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732-361-5060

66 S. Main St.  Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

I'm Daniel Hickman, luthier and shop proprietor. 

 

My fascination with guitars began at an early age on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.

 

In 2005, I relocated to New Jersey to go on an international tour as guitar tech for the Asbury Park based Latin-rock band DeSol.

I then apprenticed under several talented luthiers and worked at various repair shops in the NY/NJ area. As I became more confident in my craft, I began taking on repairs of my own.

Don’t Fret Guitar Repair started in 2011 at a home workshop in Kearny, NJ.

Eventually, I returned to Monmouth County to take a position at the home of the Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo system.

Since then I have provided guitar tech services to various local and nationally touring acts, including the East Coast Randy Rhodes Remembered Tour & Bonzo Bash.

In October 2015, Don’t Fret Music opened its doors in its new home at the Jersey Shore Arts Center, in Historic Ocean Grove, NJ.