Serving Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and the UK/Europe generally, we specialise in Electric/Acoustic Guitars and Basses. These could be compared to high performance sports cars. If you want them serviced or modified it's best to take them to a specialist. Whatever your style, be it rock, metal, blues, country, jazz etc., you need an instrument that is fast and easy to play so you can concentrate on performance and not on struggling with a guitar that is not holding tune or is holding you back.
Fully optimised guitars will not make you a better player but they allow you to play your best far more easily. Email email@example.com or click the Email link
Comment from a very experienced customer:
" Just finished all guitar work on the new album, and I'd like to thank yourself and Danny for the amazing work you've done on my guitars.
Usually, under the scrutiny of professional studio microphones, intonation and tone can be a time consuming pain in the pocket.
All four guitars were used on each track to achieve my sound and they all performed flawlessly. Our producer commented several times on their performance so thanks to you both again. Not only do they sound great the playability is just incredible.
John Antcliffe ...
Now with two luthiers working turn around time is much faster. We also offer a fast service for gigging guitarists with an urgent problem - we will get you sorted for "the gig"!
Our job is to put a smile on your face every time you pick up your guitar and play! Certainly worked for this bass player ONLINE REVIEW (problem on first page, solution on page 2)
All the major manufacturers can sell you a "Custom Shop" model at stunning prices but these are still production modesl. Standard models, even from the most famous manufacturers, have certainly not had 2 to 5 hours finishing by an expert hand. We all know why of course.
We sometimes re-fret the highest quality guitars from new to upgrade them. Our re-fret technique is complex and state of the art. It improves tone, sustain, playability, and neck strength and stability. We only use the absolute finest fretwire and know how to use it to make a guitar sing like never before.
Less expensive instruments from the Far East can be very good basic instruments with excellent materials and woodwork. The final fretwork and setup can be very weak but with a little expert care they can be first class instruments. A pro guitar service and optimised setup makes a huge difference.
Basically we offer a service that will allow you to play a guitar that:
- Tunes perfectly and holds tune
- Plays fast and easily with an superb action
- Sounds superb
We actually find repairing broken intruments, headstock and worse, one of our favourite jobs. See the story of this smashed vintage guitar.
If you have a guitar or bass problem then we enjoy finding the solution. We have the same equipment as top USA Custom Shops - most of the equipment is US manufactured. If a tool does a better job we buy it no matter what the expense. Our use of high quality diamond tools allows us to handle precision and difficult jobs with speed and accuracy. Cabinets bursting with tools means we always have a tool for the job.
The guitar on the top left was made for the Frankfurt Music Show in 1979 by the great luthier Attila Balogh in Vancouver, Canada. I bought it in the same year although it was the price of a nice car. It still plays perfectly after all these years and endless gigs. This is the standard I aspire to in my work with guitars and I always have it to remind me just what can and should be done with an electric guitar.
I have now joined forces with an old friend of mine(Ron Cook) who is a superb amp tech. He specialises in valve / tube amps and being a very experience guitarist himself, he knows just how to get a guitar amp to sing. Usefully he does PAT testing too. So from valve replacement and biasing to seriously broken guitar amp repair -