This awesome LTD Kirk Hammett Ouija Signature Limited Edition was recently in the workshop to have custom pickup covers fitted!
The pickup covers were custom ordered by the customer and carefully fitted before the guitar was restrung!
Unfortunately we’ve entered another national lockdown, however this time the government have changed their guidelines slightly allowing ‘businesses providing repair services may also stay open, where they primarily offer repair services’
This means fortunately we are able to stay open for a drop off/collection ‘click and collect’ style service!
All visits into the workshop are not allowed, however socially distanced drop off and collections can be arranged strictly by appointment only thanks. All discussions regarding your instrument will be by phone/email/text/messenger or WhatsApp.
For the updates on our latest repairs/customisations/restorations, please like our page Facebook.com/TorbayGuitarRepairs to follow our work!
Thank you for your support during these difficult times!
A massive thank you to all our customers during this eventful and testing year.
We’ve still been amazingly lucky with customers new and familiar, we’ve loved repairing/working on all the instruments.
Roll on 2021, we’ve a huge year planned next year as it’s the 10th anniversary of Torbay Guitar Repairs, so expect some cool things throughout the year!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!
This vintage Gremlin guitar was in the workshop during lockdown for some major repair work while we were shut.
It’s neck had been broken away from the body!
Once it was repaired, it’s was setup and the top of the guitar was hand polished to complete the restoration!
As the neck was basically completely detached from the body! It had a nasty crack running down either side of the body. The neck was carefully reglued back into position, with attention to ensure the neck angle was correct!
Some cosmetic work was done to the top of the guitar either side of the damage to hide the repair. The damage to the back of the neck/body joint was also tidied too!
This cool 62’ style project Jazz bass we assembled and setup while we were closed for lockdown!
As the customer wanted a ‘62 style bass, the decision was made to have an old style copper strip earth wire. These are almost impossible to buy new so we made our own!
The bridge fitted with the copper earthing wire plus we made an earthing plate for the pickups as found in vintage Fender basses.
The rest of the parts were assembled on the body and the scratchplate was fitted after the holes were drilled!
We stained the edges of the scratchplate and gave it a very light scuffing to match it in with the aged body.
It was then time for stringing and setup!
Great news! The workshop is back open and up and running!
We’ve already started contacting customers on our waiting list and will be contacting the remaining people shortly.
Due to Tier 2 Covid restrictions, all visits to the workshop will be a short as possible with drop off/ collections thanks. We’re still happy to give advice but this will be over the phone/email/messenger/WhatsApp.
We kindly ask that customers wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. Anyone with symptoms/suspected symptom, please let us know and we can reschedule your appointment.
Looking forward to seeing you and your instrument soon!
As it’s been confirmed that we are entering into a second national lockdown, we are sadly having to close the workshop during this time.
We apologise to everyone on our waiting list and thank you for your patience during this crazy time.
We will be in touch to arrange bookings as soon as we are able to reopen.
Thanks for your custom and once again, look forward to seeing you on the other side!
Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and the seasonal change in the weather, we are having a slight change to our social distancing routines.
We kindly ask that all visitors please wear face masks when visiting the workshop (unless health reasons prevent wearing one).
Visits will now be more inside the workshop but limited to 10 minutes. One person per visit thanks. Doors/window will still be left open if weather permits. We will still maintain social distancing of 2 meters or 1 meter plus dependant on weather conditions.
We have always been more than happy to answer any questions and give advice when asked. We will still very much offer this service but will now answer these questions through phone, email, messenger or WhatsApp.
As normal anyone who is showing signs of Covid or come into contact with someone with Covid, we kindly ask that you postpone your appointment until after self isolating and we will happily rearrange your visit.
Thank you very much for your ongoing custom and support. These are very strange time and we very much look forward to resuming our normal service as soon as we are able!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!