We've been kept out of mischief in the workshop again this month with some lovely guitars to repair and customise
We're never too busy to repair or customise your guitar and always happy to help, so please get in touch for a quote if you want to get your guitar back to its playing best!
This Fender USA Stratocaster was recently in the workshop for a custom relic finish.
This process is all done by hand rather than machine, to ensure the most accurate results and authentic finish.
The first process is the guitar is completely stripped down to allow easy access to the body and neck for the ageing process to begin. After a consultation we knew exactly how the customer would want their guitar too look with the level of ageing.
The headstock and neck was aged and stained, along with a specialist stain worked in the fingerboard to give the whole neck a played in and worn feel.
Once the neck was complete, work began on the board, this is time consuming work as the finish is slowly worked away to provide complete control on the look of the guitar. The progress photos were sent to the customer so they could say how much ageing they wanted.
The body complete, the hardware was added for the customer to see how the guitar would look, so they could approve the appearance before assembly could begin. At this stage the scratchplate and backplate were aged too.
Here's a few pictures of some custom wiring looms for SG's that we have been asked to wire up recently, using a mixture of new and reused parts supplied by the customer.
The top two pictures are the classic 'Jimmy Page' wiring using 4 push/pull pots to coil tap each pickup, with reverse phase and series/parallel as the other two options.
The bottom two looms are a 50's wiring Les Paul/SG with bumblebee capacitors and a cheeky twist of non load tone pots. The other is a 'Van Halen' with the option to coil tap if needed.
Please get in touch if you're after a custom wiring upgrade on your guitar or bass!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!