St. Paul Guitar Repair was founded in 2017, built on decades of experience and passion for music and the instruments that make it all possible.
Our team is friendly, knowledgable, and committed to serving you.
Meet the Founders
Ron Tracy is a graduate of SE Technical College and was immediately hired by a prominent guitar builder in Minneapolis. He later chaired the board of directors for the String Instrument Repair program at the same school. Ron is a semi-professional musician influenced by the music of Miles Davis and Muddy Waters and has an affinity for all the visual arts. He was involved in gymnastics as a national competitor and coach for many years. Ron is married and the father of five incredible daughters.
Michele Beardsley is a graduate of the Red Wing Technical College Musical String Instrument Repair program and has been repairing and building guitars for over 30 years. For most of that time she worked alongside and learned from Ron Tracy and Kevin Schwab at a prominent Minneapolis repair shop. In 2017 she and Ron opened St Paul Guitar Repair together. Michele is also the owner/builder of HepCat Lap Steels. She is an amateur musician and music enthusiast.