It's been a great 2018 here at Torbay Guitar Repairs, we've had some stunning guitars in the workshop for repairs, restorations and customisations.
We're looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings and working on many more guitars.
Some highlights photos from the last month are in the gallery below.
Don't forget if you want to book your guitar/bass in for repair/customisation or restoration just get in touch and we will be happy to arrange an appointment!
A massive thank you to all our customers this year, you make us what we are. We’ve been lucky enough to work on some amazing instruments this year. We’ve loved working on all the guitars, basses and occasional other stringed instrument that’s been through the workshop!
Roll on 2019 and look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones too, hope you all have a great Christmas and New Years!
This rare 80’s Epiphone S300 was recently in the workshop for upgraded electronics and a fret dress!
We’d previously done a setup on it a few years ago and it was great to have it back in the workshop for us to look after!
With all the work finished, it was restrung with a fresh set of strings ready for it's owner to enjoy once more!
Above shows the old original machineheads, which weren't giving accurate fine tuning adjustment.
The original bridge was removed, and was a straight swap with the Callaham unit, you can see the difference in tremolo block thickness and better build quality, leading to better tone transfer and smoother tremolo use.
With all the new hardware fitted, the guitar was restrung and setup ready for the customer to collect. Below are a couple of photos of the new Callaham tremolo!
This Epiphone SG bass was recently in the workshop for a setup. The neck angle was incorrectly set, this was due to some cardboard shims that had compressed over time, they looked like they had been installed in the factory. They were replaced with a rosewood shim, giving the correct angle, which wouldn't change over years of use!
This rare Maverick bass guitar was recently in the workshop for a MOT and deep clean. It’s serial number was 00067 making it one of the first basses made in this model!
A before clean video can be found on our Facebook page here:
The follow up after clean video link is here:
This brand new Harley Benton acoustic was recently in the workshop for fretwork, it needed it’s sharp fret edges sorted along with a fret polish!
These are great guitars for the money, unfortunately with this one the customer noticed the fret edges were sharp as soon as he started playing it. Below are some photos showing the fret polish, as well as sorting the sharp edges, the fret polish smooths out the tool marks from the manufactures fret work, leading to lovely smooth feeling frets!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!