About Guitars And Caffeine
Chelsea Clark is the owner of Los Angeles' awesome guitar repair and restoration shop, Guitars And Caffeine.
In 2003, Chelsea found herself working in Dan Erlewine's guitar repair shop. She had been doing odds-and-end house repairs for the Erlewine's when Dan saw her potential and offered her a job in his shop.
Throughout the following years, Chelsea's life has been nothing short of a journey. Graduating with honors from Ohio University, she left South-Eastern Ohio to find her path. Moving around a bit to experience various job offers, she lived in Chicago, NYC, Louisville, and Nashville. In Nashville she worked at Gibson's Restoration Shop. This was the first time Chelsea had had the privilege of working for an industry leader, and was exposed to some amazing instruments and even more complex lessons in business.
After a year's time, working at Gibson, Chelsea saw more potential in bridging the gap between guitar design and repair, she decided to invest her future in research and development, going back to school for Industrial Design.
A year later, armed with a TC in Industrial Design - the ability to take a drawing on a napkin and transform it into a tool path for a CNC machine, she received a few job offers on the West Coast. And, in the fall of 2013, Chelsea along with her better half, who is a professional musician, moved across the country to start a new life in the city that gave us Rock'N'Roll.
After the first two years living in LaLa Land, sole focused on helping rebuild the reputation and manage the repair shop for one of LA's legacy music stores, Chelsea decided she wanted the challenge of her own shop… So, she opened Guitars And Caffeine.
Guitars And Caffeine strives to bring clients products and experiences that will help reconnect them to their instruments - "remojoification."
From one-of-a-kind instruments and jewelry made from up-cycled parts of vintage guitars, to repairs and restorations — any level of player is sure to fall in love with Guitars And Caffeine.