With over a 1,000 gigs under her belt, this lovely Gibson Flying V 'Tinkerbell' was brought it the workshop for a much needed fret recrown, hand fret polish and a setup before going back out gigging!
This lovely Gibson Les Paul was brought into the workshop for a long due setup. After years of use then storage, the frets had tarnished, so were hand polished to restore their shine, improving the playability of the guitar!
This lovely Gibson SG was recently in the workshop for a new bone nut and a setup!
The action on the SG was set ultra low to the customers request. The measurements were taken at the 12th fret on the bass (1.3mm) and treble side (1mm) on the fingerboard!
This lovely Gibson J35 acoustic was recently in the workshop to have a nasty crack repaired down the bass side of the guitar!
This ace Squire Mustang was brought in for a new hand cut bone nut and setup. The pictures below show some of the stages of cutting a new bone nut by hand, using the old one as a template to ensure the guitar feels exactly the same as it did from new.
With the new nut fitted, the guitar was setup to the customers playing style before being ready for him to collect!
This ace Fender Jazz bass, owned by The Supernatural, was recently in the workshop to have new custom shop Fender pickups fitted and a new scratchplate.
The bridge pickup was slightly larger than the Mexican body routing, so was carefully opened up by hand to allow the pickup to be fitted. The photos below show the original sized cavity not taking the bridge pickup, this is because early Mexican Jazz bass bridge pickups were the same size as the neck pickup!
With all the cavity expansion work done, the new pickups were fitted and wired in, ready for the bass to go to it's next gig!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!