The Guitar Shop and Pike Guitars is an evolution of 35 years of working in the music industry. Scott Pike was an audio engineer for many well-known artists such as Prince, Aerosmith, Rihanna, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen and countless of others. After retiring from audio engineering, he established his own shop in Kansas City. His hand-crafted playable art is a creation found from his passion for woodworking and stringed instruments. He specializes in custom guitars as well as repairs for your personal instrument. Please, feel free to contact him for any inquiries!

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TESTIMONIALS
Here's my 1961 Les Paul Custom (my mistake calling it a 1963!)Scott Pike brought it back to me after a TLC restoration on the frets, neck binding and bridge rest. Also a good cleaning of the pots and overall inspection, and finally cleaning up some bad touch ups on the back of the neck, which someone did sometime in its 51 year existence. I had nursed it along since owning it for the last decade, playing it in its existing condition with hardly there frets and intermittent e

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Tommy Shaw
"I work with a ton of guitars on a daily basis. Scott's work is a game changer! He makes each guitar I bring to him feel like a totally different, and better, guitar. I use a wide variety of genres with drop tunings and scale lengths, he knows exactly what I'm looking for and does it better than any other luthier. And his acoustic guitars are amazing! I wouldn't let one guitar go untouched by him, worth every penny!"Josh Barber
Producer/Engineer/Song Writer
Norma Jean, Hit the Lights, Thief Club, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Strange Music

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Josh Barber

 When I was 14 my grandpa Clifford died.  My grandma Myrtle gave me his old electric guitar. At the time I was 14 and had no idea what a "Danflectro" was (it was very dinged up and the headstock lettering wasn't entirely in tact).  I was into Kramers and Flying Vs and had zero appreciation for old gear.  A couple of years later I let this guitar go in a trade for some PA equipment (one of those really stupid things young men are prone to do).  In my twenties I realized what ...

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Brendan Moreland
“Scott is a Master Craftsman Luthier!!!  My 1963 Gibson SG had a horrible crack where the neck meets he headstock.  I was in tears when this happened, with no idea if it could be repaired, and if it was repaired, would it devalue the guitar, or affect the playability.  Scott assured me that he could fix the guitar.  Not only did he do an amazing job, but, he took the time to explain what and why he was doing.  You cannot see the original crack, and the guitar came back in better condition than it went to him.  I ...

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Travis Johnson
I had always wanted a Fender ‘Tele’, but being the ambitious craftsman that I am, I wanted to build it myself. I cut out and routed out the body based on template that was reliable. I gathered all the additional necessary parts… and I got stuck. My good friend(Bill Latas) recommended I take the project to Scott Pike.” He’s the real deal!” As fate would have it I had no other reasonable option.  I took the mahogany body in with the warmoth neck, the custom wound pick-ups and all the accoutrements to Scott. Scott was empathetic to my situation and ...

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Walter Disney
Scott Pike brought it back to me after a TLC restoration on the frets, neck binding and bridge rest. Also a good cleaning of the pots and overall inspection, and finally cleaning up some bad touch ups on the back of the neck, which someone did sometime in its 51 year existence. I had nursed it along since owning it for the last decade, playing it in its existing condition with hardly there frets and intermittent electronics. It has a great soul and sounded good the limited times I used it, but was so much work to play I ...

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Tommy Shaw
"When I wanted Tommy Shaw's '61 Les Paul Custom restored and made playable Scott Pike was the obvious choice for the job. That guitar plays better now than when it was new 45 years ago. Thanks Brother!"

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Jimmy Johnson
"My '66 P-Bass played like a baseball bat with string till Scott Pike got a hold of it. A previously trusted luthier wasn't able to get the truss rod moving. Mr. Pike was able to. Now it plays fantastic!"

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Tilden Snow
I had started a couple of projects on my own and had gotten in over my head. My Tele build was finally taking shape and it was time to dress and level the frets. It turns out you can really mess up stuff if you use the wrong radius block! I got it as close as I could but had really chewed through the frets to save them and the guitar was a real effort to play.I handed Scott the neck and he not only got new frets ...

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Bill Latas
This is my grandpa Clifford's 56 Danelectro U2. It's been begrudgingly coerced into the best playing condition of its life by my friend Scott Pike at the Guitar Shop. No truss rod - ruler flat neck, new radius, new frets, new nut, new tuners, new bridge, new pick guard, new custom electronics cover, new toggle switch, new tone pots. Original caps, pickups, neck, body, concentric vol/ tone knobs, strap buttons, cigarette burns, paint/ lacquer. It's set up with 11 - 50s and freaking rocks! I also have to thank Steve Hodgden and 

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JB Moreland