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.
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
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)
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.
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