HOURS OF OPERATION
Sept 3rd, 4th & 5th
Some of My Thoughts & Musings Concerning String Instruments
I began my musical career at age 11. I wanted to know more about how instruments were built and soon I began “hanging around” a shop where a master fiddle maker was producing hand-made violins, violas, cellos and a few guitars. I would sweep sawdust just to be near the old luthier and glean technical tidbits that would prove to be valuable later in my life. I began playing in bands and eventually started touring regionally. My skills at maintaining fretted instruments usually landed me double-duty as the “guitar tech” in each group with which I performed. When I came in from “the road”, I worked in telecommunications installing commercial telephone systems. This fired my interest in electronics and relocating to Ft. Smith, Arkansas, I studied the field at Westark Community College. Shortly thereafter, I joined a seasoned audio engineer to form a company that provided concert audio services for many acts in Northwest Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. Soon after the sale of this company, I began a 25 year career in television production including several years producing programs for ESPN, Fox Sport, The Discovery Channel and The Outdoor Channel. Throughout my life, I’ve always played music and worked on instruments - mostly for the pure love of the art. After a quarter century in the television industry, I followed my heart and began working with the largest privately owned music store chain in Arkansas and after a couple of years, I decided to join the largest music retailer in the world. The untimely demise of one of the finest guitar technicians in central Arkansas and a friend of mine, I was encouraged by many of my musical friends to open a shop of my own. Little Rock Frets was born. In only 10 years I grew the shop into, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the largest string instrument repair shop in the state. I enjoy bringing back to life, vintage heirlooms as well as working musician's instruments.
My wife, Frances, is a New England Native and wanted to return "Home" so... I sold my thriving repair business and moved with my family to Fairhaven, Massachusetts where there seemed to be a need in the musical community... so... I have opened Fairhaven Frets...
Y’all come on by!
Fairhaven Frets is proud to offer products from makers such as: Goldtone, Recording King, Loar, Fishman, Seymour Duncan, Bare Knuckles, DR Strings, D'Addario, Ernie Ball, Fred Kelly and Oasis.
With over 40 years in Repair, Sales & Service, Owner-Bryon Knight, has the experience to help you with whatever Stringed Instrument you're looking for.