JWR Guitar now offers guitar repair and maintenance through Mark Atkinson. Local to the Oakville and Burlington area, Mark works full time as a guitar technician.  He’s well known from Guelph to north of Barrie among store owners requiring detailed repairs done precisely the right way. Mark is extremely talented at anything related to guitar repair and maintenance such as at set-ups, pickup installation, cracks, electronics, nut work, bridge work, frets and more. Mark also hand makes Riley Pickups, which is his owns  custom pickups designed to suit your tonal needs. Mark was the senior guitar technician for over a decade at Toronto’s legendary Vintage Guitar spot ‘Songbird Music’.

Here is a list of some of the artists Mark has done work for: Rush, Bryan Adams, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Feist, Arcade Fire, Daniel Lanois, Nickelback, Tom Cochrane, Bruce Cockburn, Marilyn Manson, Sloan, Sam Roberts, Jane Siberry, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Death From Above 1979, Sum 41, Ron Hawkins, Blue Rodeo, Moneen, Sarah Harmer, The Trews, Ween, Danko Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Kim Mitchell, The Tea Party, Lawrence Gowan, and many others.