Musical instrument repairs



I have been working professionally in musical instrument repair and restoration for over a decade, working from my own workshop doing repairs for music shops and for my own customers whilst in London, and also working with Black guitars.

These days the majority of my time is spent building instruments though I still generally spend a certain amount of time every week doing repairs work.

Whether your instrument isn't playing well, it's had a knock or it's suffered a more serious accident, I can assess the damage and give you an estimate for repair. Each job is unique, so please get in touch via the contact page for an estimate.

New instruments often come with factory settings that won't get the most out of it, so an initial set-up will make sure it's at its best. Maintenance set-ups are also available, to keep your instruments performing at their best after general playing and transport have taken their toll on the many parts that can go out of alignment.

Whatever your instrument, get in contact and arrange a time to drop it off at the workshop.

Please bear in mind that prices quoted on structural repairs especially on old instruments are an estimate and can change depending on how the instrument responds to the work and other issues that can arise.












banjo repairs

Prices

Set ups (Not including Strings)

Acoustic Guitar
£55
Electric Guitar
£55
Electric Bass
£55
Banjo
£55
Uke
£35

Fret leveling, dress and set up

Acoustic Guitar
£120
Electric Guitar
£120
Electric Bass
£140
Banjo
£120
Uke / Banjolele
£85

Re-fret and Set up

Acoustic Guitar
£190
Electric Guitar
£190
Electric Bass
£200
Banjo
£190
Bound Fretboards
+ £35
Maple Fretboards
£250
Uke / Banjolele
£130

Re-String

Acoustic Guitar
£12
Electric Guitar
£12
Electric Bass
£26
Banjo
£12
Uke / Banjolele
£12
12 string
£25

Handmade Guitar Nut

Camel bone
£40
Camel bone 12 string
£55
Buffalo horn
£40
Buffalo horn 12 string
£55

Handmade Nut and Saddle

Corian
£70
Camel bone
£70
Camel bone 12 string
£80
Buffalo horn
£70
Buffalo horn 12 string
£80

Handmade Nut - Banjo / Banjolele / Uke

Corian
£30
Camel bone
£30
Buffalo horn
£30

Instrument Body Work

Headstock Repair
From £50
Body Cracks Repair
From £50
Neck straightening
From £50

Banjo Head Fitting

My own banjos are fitted with High quality Goat skins that I import from America as they are my favourite type of vellum and these are what I use as standard for repairs, calf skins are also available upon request

Goat Vellum
£60
New 3/16 square raw brass flesh Hoop + £15
If you would like the vellum stained and treated to protect against humidity + £10
Standard size Synthetic Heads (Many styles available)
£50

Instrument Body Work

Headstock Repair
From £50
Body Cracks Repair
From £50
New Fretboard

New Headstock Veneer
From £250 Tenor
£300 Five string
From £80

Resophonic Cones re-seated

£35+ Set up

Handmade Bridges (includes fitting)

Plain Maple
From £15
Capped Bridges
(Rosewood or Ebony)
from £25
Snakewood Cap
£30
Moon
(Cherry / Ebony / Rosewood)
£35

Fret end Reprofiling

Banjo
£30
Guitar
£30
Bass
£30
Uke
£25

New Hardware Installed

Part cost + £20

(For small parts such as tension nuts or replacing a couple of brackets when part of a set up, I generally just charge the cost of the part where possible)

Other Repairs

Many other repairs are available upon request just drop me an email with some details and we can arrange a suitable time for you to drop in.

Courier Deliveries 

I do take repairs sent in by courier, they must be sent in suitable packaging, If the packaging is not protective enough to ensure it arrives back safely I will make new packaging for which there will be a charge.

I use UPS for my own instruments, and will send your instrument back with them, the cost varies on how much the instrument is to be insured for and I will get a quote from them before you send the instrument.

Please don't send via TNT their local driver always messes up the delivery and it is a long trip for me to go and pick up the parcel