It's been another great month in the workshop with some lovely guitars in for repairs and customisations.
Check out the photos below for some highlights of the recent repairs
We're never too busy to work on your guitar so feel free to get in touch if your guitar needs some repairs, customisation or restoration!
Close up showing the state of the overspray all over the pickups and the dirt trapped under the bridge. The guitar had to be complete disassembled before the cleaning process could begin.
Close up showing the finished cosmetic repair to the end of the headstock.
This Ibanez was in for a headstock repair, after the previous owner had thrown the guitar across the room! Amazingly the damage was no way near as bad as it could of been, with the break only running down the top end of the neck.
The first step was injecting glue down the split and then clamping, to return stability to the neck, colour matching was easy on this one being a black finish. Once the cracks were hidden, the lacquer could be applied.
The finish was a matt lacquer finish, which is a little tricker than a standard finish, due to the fact that the lacquer cannot be flattened as it will cause the lacquer to form a shine. The surface had to be perfectly prepped so the lacquer would apply evenly.
Once the lacquer had cured, the hardware was refitted, and the guitar was restrung, and ready to collect!
One of our regular customers had the horror of his Epiphone SG bass falling off it's stand, breaking the headstock in the process. Fortunately the bass was brought straight to us, so the repair work could begin!
This lovely vintage Gibson J200 was brought into the workshop for a fret recrown, due to buzzing on the frets. It had had quite a past, including being smashed while travelling on an airplane. The whole top had been repaired along with damaged to the sides and back of the guitar.
The repair had been extremely well done, miracle it was saved, although it did mean that the guitar is weaker due to what it had been through. This made handling the guitar a delicate process. However, the owner still gigs it regularly!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!