Its busy as normal in the workshop so here are the highlights for the month!
Hope you enjoy the pictures, we are never too busy to take a look at your guitar, so if its in need of repair or you want to upgrade it, please get in touch, we will be more than happy to help. Don't forget about our facebook page for many more pictures.
This stunning Fender custom shop Stratocaster was brought in for a fret recrown to give life back into the frets!
The board is masked off before the frets are filed, re-profiling the curve back into the fret
Once the frets have been crowned, they are hand polished to remove tool marks and bring them to a smooth shine, improving the feel of the frets, especially when bending strings!
The finished result, ready to restring and return to the customer. Enjoy more photos of the guitar below!
Note all the original paperwork that has been kept with the guitar, the note about lacquer finishes is great explaining the difference of nitrocellulose lacquer!
This vintage Kay guitar was brought in to the workshop, the new owner has been restoring it himself, and had upgraded the bridge to a tuneomatic bridge to improve tone and intonation. The customer had done a really nice job of the restoration, including making custom bridge base plates with posts.
However he unfortunately had problems getting the location of the correct position for the bridge and the guitar wouldn't properly intonate.
The photos below show the bridge when it was currently positioned before the repair, you can clearly see holes from previous position attempt.
With the bridge removed, the correct bridge position was calculated and marked, the aim was also to hopefully position the bridge to hide the holes from the previous attempts.
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!