The Player’s Bench offers not only any instrument your heart desires, we also offer repair services for those times in your instruments life when problems occur.

Meet Bobby Swigart

Meet Bobby Swigart, a string specialist and veteran whose musical interests and experience are extensive.

Bobby studied theory, composition, arranging, and music education as well as Applied Guitar, Bass, Piano, and Strings at the Chicago Conservatory of Music, and Northern Illinois University School of Music.

Bobby has been a teacher of Guitar, Bass, Strings, and Theory for over 25 years. He has worked as a Studio Musician, Performance Guitarist, Bassist, Singer, and Music Arranger for over 35 years.

Bobby and Joe developed the Player’s Bench Repair Shop over 15 years ago. Specializing in complete stringed instrument repair, the shop has grown considerably. Bobby maintains “Gold Repair Status” from such major national brands as Fender, Guild, and many others. He also builds custom, hand made, electric guitars.

When the problem calls for unusual solutions, like figuring out lost schematics, designing a custom upgrade for your instrument, or an excellent professional set up, Bobby has the experience and knowledge to do the job.

Bobby is currently the lead guitarist in Pirates Over 40 and Mickey and the Memories.

Repair Pricing Policies


$10 to $16.50 Plus Strings and Tax. Price depends on the type of instrument, so call!

Basic Guitar Set-up:

(Acoustic or Electric 6-String) $39.90 Plus Strings and Tax. Floating Trems extra.

Electronic Instrument Repairs:

Call, or come in for a free estimate! Complete fret, bridge, saddlework, etc.: Call, or come in for a free estimate!