We've been lucky enough to have some lovely guitars through the workshop recently and really enjoyed working on every one of them.
If you've a guitar in the attic, a gathering dust in a corner that needs some much loved attention or a guitar that is played daily that needs some maintenance, get in touch and we'll be more than happy to help get your guitar to it's playing best!
This stunning example of a Gibson Les Paul tribute was in the workshop to have Faux binding. This is created by carefully removing the finish on the edge of the maple cap, exposing the maple, which creates the look of binding.
Once the maple cap was exposed, the 'binding' was gently sanded and the finished with truoil, to protect the maple by sealing it. The truoil blended in well with the thin matt nitro lacquer finish on the guitar.
All finished, Plenty of pictures of this lovely guitar in the gallery below
The previous owner had drilled holes in the guitar for strap buttons and the new owner wanted them plugged while the guitar was in for repair. Mahogany plugs were inserted before being stained and lacquered to hide the holes!
All repair work finished the guitar was restrung ready for the customer to enjoy once more!
This 80's Japanese Tokai was brought in the workshop due to a nasty dent in one of the frets, this made the guitar unplayable on certain strings, due to the dent catching the string while bending and fretting.
Due to the depth of the dent and the low height of the other frets, the damaged fret was removed and replaced with the matching profile fretwire.
Once the new fret had been levelled, all the frets were then recrowned to give more life into the frets and help hide the installation of the new fret.
The masking tape was removed after the fret recrown, to check the visual appearance of the new fret. The board was then remasked for the polish, after the polish, the board was treated with lemon oil to condition the wood.
The end result was a perfectly level new fret, that blended in well with the original frets that had been installed when the guitar was made.
Once the fret work was complete, the guitar was reassembled and treated to a setup to compliment the repair work.
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!