DeCava Guitars

Individually-crafted, custom-designed guitars.

Jim DeCava is a professional luthier who builds individually-crafted, custom-designed guitars and fretted instruments.

He has built hundreds of acoustic and electric guitars, including guitars with seven or more stings.

Phone: 203-243-4036

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2000 Guitars: Makers: DeCava Guitars

I have played Decava's instruments for over 30 years and have found his workmanship and setups to be excellent. People have to advise the luthier as to what they desire and then he will fulfill that need. Additionally, if there has been a need for a change, DeCava has always complied immediately

Decava's Quality

I would like to post an experience I had with James Decava. I had a very important 87 Charvel re fretted by Decava. The bottom line is that after paying $350.00 for the fret job I had to have Bob Pieper of Guitar Service in Shelton CT re do Decavas work. Decava filed the edge of my binding round! He also rounded the ends of the frets so that when I played any notes on the high or low e string the string would roll off of the side of the neck! To top off the experience he lost one of my chrome string blocks for the tremolo system and never replaced it. To this day I have not been able to find a replacement. The chrome pieces are not made any more and I am out of luck.
So be very careful when choosing a luthier for a re fret or any important guitar work. Sometimes their ego outshines their skills.

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