Recent Projects

Just a few of the jobs that have passed through the workshop recently….

Click on the picture or the link to see the project in full…

Eternal Stratocaster – Sticky Push-Push Switch

Click here to see it in action

Fender Stratocaster – Service and Setup

Click here to see it in full

Ukulele – Nut problem

Click here to see how I fixed it

 

The Ventures

Click here to see what I did to it

Tanglewood – Sharp fret ends

Click here to see the problem solved

Fender Stratocaster – Iron Gear Pickup Upgrade

Click here to see it in full

PRS – Re-Fret

Click here to see how

Chinese Gibson Copy – Complete Overhaul

Click here to see what I did

Ibanez RG – Floyd Rose Service and Setup

Click here to see what was needed

 

Gibson SG – Bone Nut, service and setup

Click here to check it out

Chapman – Service and Setup

Click here to see it in full

 

Columbus – Service and Setup

Click here to see it in full

Classical Acoustic – Bone Nut and Saddle

Click here to see what a difference it made

Gibson ES335 – Setup

Click here to see what

Kremer – Full Service and Setup

Click here to see what was involved

Squire Stratocaster –  Service and Setup

Click here to see how

Snap Dragon – Folding guitar

Click here to see what it’s all about

Kremer – Fret Dress and Setup

Click here to see how

Water Buffalo Horn Nut

Click here to see what one of those is like

Fender Stratocaster – Build

Click here to see how it came out

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Rickenbacker 330 – Bigsby Conversion

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Les Paul – Fret Dress and Setup:

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Gretsch – Replacement Bone Nut

See the job here

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Eastcoast – clean and setup

Click here to see it

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Ukulele – New tuning keys.

Click here to see them

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Epiphone Les Paul – New Pickups

Click here to see how

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“Vintage” SG – New nut, setup and service

Click here to see how.

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1956/58 Fender Stratocaster – Rebuild

Click here to see it all.

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Morris 12 string Acoustic – Freshman Pickup and pre-amp.

Click here to see it

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Stratocaster – Replacement Neck

Click here to see it in full

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Yamaha – Partial Re-fret

Click here to see how.

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Tanglewood – Detached Bridge

Click here to see the repair.

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Tanglewood – Setup

Click here to see it in full.

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Vintage Metal XX – Setup

Click here to see it in full.

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PRS – Pickup Upgrade

Click here to se with what.

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Fender Jaguar – Fret Dress and setup

Click here to see how.

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Les Paul – Fret Dress

Click here to see the job in full

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 Custom Built Explorer

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Ibanez RG – Fret Dress and Setup

Click here to see how.

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Fender Stratocaster – Clean up

Click here to see how.

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Hofner – Restoration

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“Vinage” Acoustic – Fret dress and setup

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Gibson – Uneven Frets

Click here to see the problem and how I sorted it out

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PRS – Rebuild

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Fender Precision Bass – Setup

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Ibanez Semi-Acoustic – Setup

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Telecaster – Rebuild

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Tokai – Replacement Pickups and re-wire.

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Gibson SG – Fret Dress and setup

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Bass – Re wire

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Innes Sibun  “Strat” – Fret Dress and Setup

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Classical – Reduced Action Height.

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Washburn – Fret Dress and setup

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Tronical Min-Etune Auto-tuner replacement.

Click here to see the replacements.

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Jay Turser – Fret Dress and Bone Nut

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Gibson E335 – Setup

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Gibson Les Paul Custom – Pickup Ring Replacement

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Classic Vibe Stratocaster – Pickup replacement

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Epiphone Les Paul – Custom wiring and Bone Nut

Click here to see how

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Ovation – Electric Pickup

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Santa Cruz – Setup with lower action.

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Freshman Acoustic – Setup with lower action

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Classical Acoustic – New nut and Bridge Saddle

Click here to see the new parts

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1964 Gretsch Country Gentleman – Restoration

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Texas Custom Telecaster – Setup

Click here to see how

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Tanglewood 12 String – New nut

Click here to see the nut job.

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Hohner – New pickups and re-wire

Click here to see the full job

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Taylor GS Mini – Electric Pickup

Click here to see the installation.

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Fender Acoustic – Action Height reduction

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Squire Mustang – Setup

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Fender Precision Bass – Setup

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Telecaster – Intonation problems

Click here to see how I sorted it out.

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US Fender Telecaster – Setup

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Washburn – Acoustic Re-string and Cleanup

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Gretsch Double Jet – Setup

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Martin Acoustic – Freshman Electric Pickup Conversion.

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Gibson Les Paul – Overhaul

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Ibanez – Fret Dress and Setup

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Milan IV Bass

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Giannini – Fret Dress and Bone Nut

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Gibson ES335 – Fret Dress and Setup

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Squire Stratocaster – Fret Dress and Bone Nut

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Martin Acoustic – Bone saddle and setup

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Classic Vibe Stratocaster – Setup

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Epiphone Setup

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Bone Nut and Setup

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Burns Marquee – Fret dress and setup

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Epiphone Les Paul – Setup

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Stratocaster – Re-wire and tone improvement

Click here to see how

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Telecaster – Setup

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Samic – Fret Dress and Setup

Click here to see how

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Problematic Gretsch

Click here to see the job in full.

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Martin Intonation Problem

Click here to see the job in full.

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Dean Dime – Service and setup

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Custom build, snake skin..

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Fender Stratocaster – Custom Build.

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Tanglewood Chicago – Re-wire and setup.

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Telecaster – Service and setup

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Epiphone ES339 – Fret Dress and setup

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Richie Sambora Stratocaster – Fret dress and setup

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Burns Cobra – Service and setup

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Jackson – Custom Upgrades

Click here to see how it turned out.

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Gibson ES335 – Bone Nut

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Rickenbacker 360 Service and Setup

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Telecaster Build

Click here to see the entire build step by step.

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Epiphone Les-Paul – Fret-dress and TUSQ nut.

Click here to see the completed job

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Epiphone “Strat” – Service and setup

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Tanglewood – Broken headstock

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Epiphone Flying-V – New Pickups

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Ibanez Floyd Rose:

Click here to see what was wrong and what I did

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Taylor Baby – Electric Pickup

Fitted an electric under-saddle pickup

Click here to see how.

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Three pickup Telecaster – Extra selector switch

The down side of the modern 3 pickup Tele’ is you can’t get that classic neck/bridge combination.   Click here to see how you can.. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

7 string Ibanez – Wonky neck

Thought it was a couple of high frets but it turned out the end of the neck was warped. Click here to see how I managed to sort it out. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Ibanez Blazer – Re-fret

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Troublesome Jack Socket

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Custom Built Telecaster

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Sambora – Fret dress and setup

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Ukulele repair

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Fender Jaguar – Full Setup

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Tanglewood – Fret dress, bone nut and setup

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Kremer – Fret dress and setup.

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A rather troublesome Telecaster – Fret-dress and setup.

Click here to see how it came out.

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Washburn – Complete rebuild and upgrade.

Love the chance to really do something different.  Was given almost free reign to do what I wanted.  Turned a rather average guitar into something rather special…

to see what I did click here.

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Nice old Gibson SG in need of a good clean-up

A lovely old guitar, in need od some TLC.

Click here to see how.

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US Stratocaster – Fret dress and setup

A fine guitar in need of a little TLC.

To see how it went click here.

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Epiphone Bass – Pickup Switch

Add a pickup selector switch to a bass.

To see where and how, click here.

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Gretsch – Setup and switch fix

A nice new Gretsch, but only one working pickup.

Click here to see the fix.

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Les Paul – Fret Dress and Setup

Shouldn’t need this amount of work, but now it’s the guitar it should have been.

Click here to see how…

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Ibanez – New Scratchplate

The old one was broken so I fitted a bespoke new one.

Click here to see it.

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Squire Stratocaster – Setup

A brand new guitar, never properly setup at the factory.

Click here to see how I put it right.

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Banjo Pip

The pip for the 5th string was broken so I replaced it.

Click here to see how.

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Ibanez – clean and setup

A great guitar, been well used and in need of a little TLC.

Click here to see what I did

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Rickenbacker 4003  – setup

What a great guitar, just needed a setup to make the most of it.

Click here to see the job

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US Stratocaster – setup

A lovely US Strat’ with a ridiculously low action…

Click here to see how I put it right

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EKO – new saddle

Somehow the old one had warped so needed to be replaced.

Click here to see what I did with it.

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Broken headstock

What turned out to be a fairly easy repair.  Fixing the break is quite easy, it’s getting the paint finish right!

To see the repair click here

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Electro-Acoustic conversion.

Adding an electro-acoustic pickup to an acoustic…

To see how click here.

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Gibson Les Paul – Fret Dress, Bone Nut and Electrics cleanup

A fairly worn Les Paul in need of some TLC.

To see the job in full click here.

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Vintage – Fret Dress and setup

A great looking guitar, just needed a little bit of work and now it plays as good as it looks!

To see what I did click here.

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Fender Jazzmaster – Broken nut

A chipped nut replaced, and the guitar setup.

Click here to see the repair in full.

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Hohner Rockbird Re-Build

What a job! I was given a guitar to look at with the comment “I needs a little bit of work, what can you do?”  Well it’s taken a while but I got there in the end…

Click here to see how it went..

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Tremol-No

Not come across one of these before but a great idea if you have a Strat’ type trem’ but don’t really use it…

Click here to see what it is…

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Martin Spring Clean

A straight forward string change and clean.

Click here to see the end results

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Epiphone Les Paul – Fret Dress and Bone Nut

How to improve an average guitar considerably

Click here to see what I did.

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US Fender Stratocaster, HSS to SSS conversion.

A great US Strat’ but the owner wasn’t happy with the Humbucker so I’ve fitted a new set of Fender Custom Shop single coils

Click here to see the project in full.

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To see the project in full click here.

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Telecaster Setup.

A fairly simple setup.  Sadly they don’t always come out of the box set up as you would like.

Click here to see more

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Custom Built Jazzmaster.

A fairly simple job, build a Jazzmaster from component parts.  Choose exactly how you want your guitar, pick exactly the body, neck and parts you want and I’ll build you a top class guitar…

Click here to see the project in full

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Epiphone Les Paul, Fret Dress, bone nut and Setup

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Hohner Rockwood.

The next long-term project…

Click here to see more.

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Gibson Les Paul, Fret-Dress and tidy up.

A rather worn Les Paul in need of a little TLC

Click here to see more

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Bare Knuckle Pickups

Fitted a set of great set of pickups to Mexican Strat…

Click here to see more

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Fender Sonoran – Fret dress and setup

Maning a nice guitar even better.

Click here to see how.

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Telecaster Custom – Rebuild

Turned out to be the “Telecaster from Hell” but got there in the end

Click here to see what I had to do.

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Epiphone Acoustic – Full Setup

Click here to see what I did.

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Epiphone Les Paul – Full Setup

Click here to see what’s included in a full setup

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Baby Taylor – High Action

A nice new guitar but it had a very high action making it difficult to play..

Click here to see how I can help

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Fender Telecaster with tuning problems…

Setting the intonation on a Tele’ is always a compromise.  I can give you an easy modification to cure the problem.

Click here to see how

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US Stratocaster – Clean and Setup

A prime example what’s included in a full setup…

Click here to see what’s included

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Les Paul Copy

Even cheap guitars can be made to feel and play nicely…

Click here to see how..

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Fender Flame – Replacement Jack Socket

Not a big job but a lovely guitar. Click here to see it. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

B C Rick Speedloader conversion

The speedloader is a great idea, until you can’t get the strings any more! To see how I converted it back to accept standard strings click here. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA   Fender Squire – Upgrade (Fret dress, bone nut and new machine heads). Having had the guitar for a while the owner felt it was time to tidy up a couple of problems.  Click here to see what I did… SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

5 String Telecaster..

An odd setup request, Keith Richards style.  Click here to see the project in full. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Maverick fret dress and setup

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A very green Ibanez

A coplete strip and rebuild, including a fret-dress.

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Framus restoration.

Not really a restoration just a good cleanup of a beutiful old guitar…

Click here to see more.

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Hofner Re-Fret

A bare guitar.  A complete re-build.  My part so far is putting in the new frets.

Click here to see the job so far.

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Water damaged Rickenbacker 360

Not badly damaged, it just needed a good cleanup and polish.  The frets were a little worn so it’s had a fret dress as well For a full description click here SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

 Fender Stratocaster Setup check

Probably the most beautiful Strat’ I’ve ever had through the workshop!!!  A truly stunning Guitar. To see a couple more pictures click here SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Squire Stratocaster with new Telecaster neck A rather challenging job to fit a cheap neck to a used body.. To see it in full click here SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

1970s Fender Telecaster Custom

I’ve never really been a fan of the Tele’ Custom but this one is really nice… To see a description of what I did click here SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Fender Stratocaster – Floyd Rose Setup

A unusual guitar, you don’t often see Floyd Rose Tremolos on Fenders… To see the job click here SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Epiphone Bass – Update

A standard SG shaped bass that the owner wants to upgrade. To see how what I did click here

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Epiphone Les Paul – Fret Dress and Setup

A good looking guitar.  Just needs a little attention to detail to turn it into a great guitar.

To see what I did click here

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Epiphone Acoustic – Fret dress and Setup

A well loved but worn guitar in need of a little TLC

To see the job in full click here

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Yamaha Setup

A Lovely new guitar but the owner was unhappy with the action height and wanted it lowering…

To see what I did click here

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Peavey Predator – Restoration

A nice old American built guitar.  I think it’s been in an attic for some time, the screws have all rusted up but it’s not beyond repair.             To see the restoration in full click here or on the picture below…. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Gibson Flying V – Restoration

This on has taken far longer han I would have liked but I’ve been waiting for ages for a part to be re-chromed, guess I’ll be using someone else for that in the future!  At least it’s come out looking great….           To see the project in full click here or on the photograph below…. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Jim Harley – Fret Dress and re-wire

A name you don’t hear too often but quite a nice guitar.  It’s been hiding in its case for a while and just needed a good cleanup.  The fret dress was just the icing on the cake to make it play really nicely.           To view the project click here or on the picture below. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Squire Strat’ – Fret Dress

This sort of guitar probably benefits most from a fret dress.  They are not quite as well finished as their Fender cousins but a little TLC and they can be made to play just as well.  This one was very worn mind you and really did need it.         To see it in full click here or on the picture below.

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Vintage “Les Paul” broken machine head

Quite a common repair.  A couple of the tuning keys have lost their heads.  The easiest way to fix that is to replace them with a new set…Clich here to see the repair SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

US Fender Stratocaster – Re-Fret

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Acoustic Fender – Broken Headstock

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Fender Stratocaster – Setup

A nice new Strat’ just needs a tweak to make the setup sweet. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Epiphone EJ-200, Lower Action Height

A nice guitar but the owner wanted the action lowering a little.. Click on the picture to see the job in full. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Jackson Fusion Pro – Floyd Rose Replacement

Not quite my taste but a nice guitar that’s seen some use and is in need of a little TLC. Click here to see the job in full. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Telecaster Build

The customer came to me with just about everything for a rather nice Telecaster so all I had to do was mate the neck to the body and add the rest. To see how it went click here. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Music Man Bass – Service and Setup

Simon of “A Thousand Sins” asked me to look at a couple of his guitars, starting with this Music Man Bass.  Click here to see the setup. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Gretsch G100 – Fret Dress

A nice looking guitar, I do rather like Gretsch, got a couple myself and rather fancy one of these.  Anyway this one wasn’t playing that well but a quick fret dress sorted it out. To see more click here. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Gibson Les Paul – Fret Dress and Bone Nut

Started out as a request for a setup but actually what it needed was a fret dress.  To see a full description click here. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Noisy Telecaster

Shouldn’t all Telecasters be noisy?  Oh not that sort of noise!  See what I did to fix it by clicking here. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Crackly Stratocaster.

A nice guitar with an annoying crackle.  Click here to see the job in full. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Acoustic Strap Button

A simple request, put a second strap button on an acoustic.  Click here to see the job in full. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

1960s Watkins Rapier

This has been a long term project but has come out well.  Click here to see the whole job from beginning to end SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Epiphone Emperor

refurbishment and update.  A nice guitar, updated with better pickups and hardware to create a really great guitar.  To see the upgrades click here. SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Encore Strat’ – Service and Setup

This one needed quite a lot doing, more of a restoration than a service.  Click here to see what I was able to do SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Gibson Explorer – Service and Setup

A fairly new guitar but all guitars can benefit from a service from time to time.  To see details of what I did click here.

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Ukulele setup

Another ukulele.  This one needed a little more work to achieve a decent playing action.  To see what I did click here. WP_000212

Fiesta Red Stratocaster

Complete re-wire, new Fender “Custom Shop” pickups, new scratch-plate,  new bone nut, fret dress and setup.   For a step by step review of the project click here. WP_000117

Spanish acoustic

Repair a hole and general clean up.  For a step by step review click here. WP_000056

Schecter Bass pickup switch

Remove the existing pickup fade selector and replace it with a switch. To see more details click here. 01

Precision Bass

Replace broken nut, replace volume and tone pots, fret dress, full setup.  To view full details click here. WP_000167

Ukulele Nut

Reduce the action height of a ukulele.  For full details click here. Uke Nut-1

Les Paul rebuild

Rather a mess.  A complete re-wire, fret dress and general cleanup. For full details click here. WP_000014

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