The weather has been really hot but it's not slowed down the guitars coming into the workshop for repairs and customisations!
As normal we've had some stunning guitars and bass guitars through this month, highlight pictures below.
We're never to busy to work on your guitar or bass so please get in touch if you need any repairs, customisations or restorations!
With all our work we take the up most care and attention, especially with any refret or fretwork, we always mask everything to protect it. However with this guitar, from previously working on it, we already knew that the customer doesn't want any protect for his guitar, as he likes any marks and dirt to add to the worn look of the guitar.
With the refret, it had been decided after discussion, to have a played in feel to the frets, with the fret ends polished with a rounded end. This feels more comfortable in the hand, than a straight, flat fret end commonly found on new guitars.
First the old worn frets are carefully removed before the new frets can be cut, profiled and hammered into place. The over bend on the end helps the frets to stay in position while the glue sets.
Next the overhang of the frets is trimmed back before the frets can be leveled. If the frets have been installed well then there will be very little leveling needed.
The photos above show the amount of scratch plate that needed to be removed along with the size difference between the plates.
Once everything was fitted and wired in, the guitar was setup to the customers playing style and it was ready to collect!
Both headstocks sprayed and left to cure before the lacquer can be flattened and polished at a later date!
Both headstocks refinished and all hardware back on, ready for the customers to collect!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!