Instrument Re-stringing

We stock Ernie Ball, D’Addario, Rotosound, Elixir, Martin Strings for a wide range of instruments. Cost below does not include the cost of the strings unless otherwise stated. 

Electric & acoustic – £5 (£10 if providing your own strings)

Classical acoustic – £10 (£15 if providing your own strings)

Floating tremolo / Bigsby – £10 (£15 if providing your own strings)

Violins & Violas – £10 (£15 if providing your own strings)

Banjos, Mandolins, Ukuleles – £5 (£10 if providing your own strings)

Individual string replacement – £2 (£4 if providing your own strings)

Set-ups & servicing

£25.00 Including Strings!

This is a quick setup aimed at budget instruments or those that need a bit or a tweak to get them back into a good serviceable condition. Price includes a set of Johnny Brook Acoustic or electric guitar strings and covers the following.

  • Intonation
  • String height
  • Truss rod adjustment
  • Re-string & re-tune

£30.00 Including Strings!

This is a quick setup aimed at budget instruments or those that need a bit or a tweak to get them back into a good serviceable condition. Price includes a set of Johnny Brook bass guitar strings and covers the following.

  • Intonation
  • String height
  • Truss rod adjustment
  • Re-string & re-tune

£35.00 Excluding Strings

Our Full setup covers most standard hard tail and non floating tremolo guitars, 7 & 8 strings.

  • Neck relief adjustment
  • Bridge saddle height
  • Setting nut slot depths
  • Intonation
  • Fret board clean and lemon oil
  • Balancing pickups 
  • Checking and cleaning electrical components
  • Clean and polish
  • Re-string and tuning to required pitch

Please note that the cost of a setup does not include the price of the strings

£45.00 Excluding Strings

This is the same as our standard setup but also covers some additional steps to get your floating tremolo system performing at its best.

  • Neck relief adjustment
  • Bridge saddle height
  • Setting nut slot depths
  • Intonation
  • Fret board clean and lemon oil
  • Balancing pickups 
  • Checking and cleaning electrical components
  • General clean and polish
  • Setting the angle of the tremolo
  • Re-string and tuning to required pitch

Please note that the cost of a setup does not include the price of the strings

£35.00 Excluding Strings

Get your acoustic performing at its best. Our setups include the following.

  • Neck relief adjustment
  • Bridge saddle height
  • Intonation
  • Setting nut slot depth
  • Fret board clean and lemon oil
  • Preamp battery replacement if needed
  • Clean and polish
  • Re-string and tuning to required pitch

Please note that the cost of a setup does not include the price of the strings

£70.00 + Additional set-up charge

This is an additional service performed alongside a normal setup.

  • First the strings are removed and truss rod is adjusted to get the fretboard as flat as possible
  • The fretboard is then masked off and the frets levelled with a sanding beam
  • We then re-crown and polish each fret before performing a full set-up. 
  • The price does not include the cost of the fret wire and strings

£150.00 + Additional set-up charge

Partial re fret from £50 + set-up charge

This is an additional service performed alongside a normal setup.

 

Electrics

From £15.00

This covers basic electrical faults such as a loose wire or cold solder joint. Well also give the electrical components a quick clean with contact cleaner and tighten up the nuts on the pots and output jack if needed. 

Replace or upgrade the pots, jacks, switches and capacitors in your guitar! We stock CTS, Switchcraft, Alpha, Alps & Boston electrical components. There is an additional fee for arch top guitars due to the complexity of mounting the components inside.

Potentiometer – £15 excl parts
3 / 5 way switch – £15 excl parts
Capacitor – £5 excl parts
Output jack – £15 excl parts
Hollow body guitar – £30 additional fee

 

We can perform any number of electrical modifications to your guitar from adding a kills switch to push pull coil splits and phase switching. Any drilling or routing needed will cost an additional fee.

push pull potentiometer – £25 excl parts
mini toggle switches – From £15 excl parts
Treble bleed circuit- £15 excl parts
Kill switch – From £20 excl parts
Hollow body guitar – £30 additional fee

We can install pickups in most guitars or basses.

We also stock pickups from Seymour Duncan, Wilkinson, Fishman & Aguilar.

Direct replacement (no routing) – £20 per pickup

Hollow body guitars – £30 per pickup

Buy the pickups from us – £20 per pickup set!

Routing required – From £40 per pickup

Shield your guitar or bass from 60 cycle hum! By shielding the inside of your guitars pickup and control cavities you can reduce the noise and interference picked up from ground loops and nearby electronics. Single coil equipped guitars are particularly prone to this problem. 

The process involves using copper tape and foil to create a Faraday cage around your guitars electronics. This prevents your guitars electric from picking up nearby interference. Shielding wont completely get rid of 60 cycle hum but will help to reduce it.

Prices start at £20 depending on the size and number cavities that require shielding. 

Repairs

From £60.00

A common problem for guitars with an angled headstock. After the repair is complete the joint will be as strong as it was before and if extra support strips used, even stronger! 

Price is dependent on the severity of the break and for an additional cost we can install some wooden splines to increase the strength of the joint.

Modifications

We can fit any number effects circuit directly into your guitar or bass!!

Please bare in mind that on some guitars some routing / drilling may me needed to make the space for the circuit boards and extra controls needed.

Custom wiring is charged at an hourly rate of £15 per hour excluding parts. 

Any routing or drilling that is needed will cost an additional fee.

Modifications that take under an hour to complete are charged at a base rate of £15

From £100.00

Convert your bass or 6 string into a fret-less guitar! The conversion involves the following steps

  • Removal of the old frets
  • Filling the fret slots – choice of materials available
  • Sanding the fretboard with a radius block
  • Oil or lacquer the fretboard
  • Set the string height and intonation

Possible fret slot materials include wood veneer, dyed epoxy filler or plastic strips.

Cost excludes cost of strings and we recommend a full setups afterwards to get your guitar playing at its best. 

coming soon!

We will soon be able to create a custom pickguard for your guitar!

  • First we make a template of your guitars original pickguard
  • Then you can customise the pickups, bridge and control routing options. 
  • We also have a range of pickguard materials to choose from. 

Hardware replacement & upgrades

Direct replacement – £10

Drilling required – From £20

Direct replacement bridge – £20 excluding parts

From £30!

This involves making two tapered wooden blocks to fit the size of your guitars cavity to convert a tremolo bridge into a hard tail. The process is reversible if you want to go back to a tremolo in the future

From £20

If you’ve found that even after lowering all the saddles on your guitar that the action is still to high you may need to shim the neck! This involves making thin shims of wood veneer that are placed inside the front of back of the neck pocket to adjust the angle of the neck. We also recommend that you get your guitar set-up after getting your neck shimmed. 

Available brands

We supply the following brands! Please bear in mind that we do not keep all items in stock so if there is a particular pickup or piece of hardware your looking for please get in touch first. 

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