Summer is in full swing and it's business as usual in the workshop, with some lovely instruments through this month, including an ESP Eclipse, Fender Telecaster BAJA and a rare Ibanez Talman.
We're never to busy to quote on any repairs, restorations, or modifications, as we would love to work on your guitar to get it to its playing best!
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This pretty Epiphone Les Paul was in the workshop to have new pickups fitted and new machineheads!
The new machineheads lined up perfectly over the holes the Grovers left, although conversion bushing were needed for the new machineheads on the front of the headstock!
The new machineheads and the new pickups transformed this lovely guitar!
This lovely Tanglewood Parlour acoustic was brought in for a upgrade to a hand cut bone nut and bone saddle, along with ebony bridge pins and a full setup!
The original plastic nut and the original saddle
Cutting the slots on the new bone nut, using the original as a guide plus shaping the new bone saddle.
The new bone nut next to the original plastic one plus the new bone saddle next to the plastic original!
The new handcut bone nut and the new bone saddle with the new ebony bridge pins
This cool Mexican Fender Deluxe Nashville Power Telecaster had one of it’s piezo saddles replaces, along with a toggleswitch fitted.
This toggleswitch allowed the owner to switch between the Fishman bridge, standard pickups or having both on together. The USA version comes with this switching option fitted as standard.
The control plate was drilled to allow the switch to be fitted and wired up!
The frets were hand polished and the fingerboard cleaned and oiled to clean of years of dirt/grime.
The cavity for the bridge pickup was for a thinner Jaguar sized pickup, so had to be carefully opened up by hand to allow the larger single coil sized Dimarzio Super Distortion to be fitted
With all the work done, the guitar was setup ready for the customer to collect, one very cool and versatile Jaguar!
This lovely 1995 Takamine acoustic was brought in for a MOT and also to solve a strange buzzing/rattling noise when it was played.
This ace Musicman Axis was in the workshop for a setup and a hand fret polish!
It had an awesome story, the customer owned the guitar years ago, then unfortunately had to sell it, although he didn’t want to.
A fair few years later he spotted the guitar for sale on the website of a major guitar shop, and as he recognised the serial number, it was his chance to buy it back, but it sold too quickly.
Amazingly the same guitar appeared back on the website 6 months later and the customer seized the chance and brought it, being reunited with his guitar 10+ years after selling it!
Our job was to reset it back to factory standard and bring the tarnished frets back to new condition!
The frets after the hand fret polish.
This lovely Chris Robertson signature PRS SE was in the workshop for a complete rewire with upgraded braided and cloth wire, CTS pots, Switchcraft toggleswitch and jacksocket with Sprague Orange Drop Capacitors!
The customer had been suffering from intermittent output, which was randomly dropping the treble from the tone too.
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!