Should your guitar dictate how good your playing technique and sound is? Most instruments can be improved with a little attention to detail and you will then be able to get the best/lowest playing action and tone. Minor setup and adjustment (truss rod adjust, clean and polish frets, fingerboard nut, action height, intonation, clean volume and tone pots) from £45 plus parts Major setup (all minor setup items plus fret dress and reshaping) from £85 plus parts
Many acoustic guitars suffer from high playing actions. We will lower it, dress any high frets and adjust the rod and fingerboard nut to allow maximum playing comfort. Intonation will be assessed and if necessary the bridge saddle can be moved to correct any problems. From £45 + parts (Let us quote you)
All types of repairs and restoration can be undertaken. We can repair broken necks and refinish to save the cost of a new neck! Lifting fingerboards? Cracks and breaks in guitar bodies? Warped tables and lifting bridges on acoustic guitars? Faulty pickups and electrics – irrespective of instrument type or age. We can even arrange for broken pickups to be rewound for you to any specification! From £45 + parts
We can re-fret your guitar with the fret-wire of your choice and set the instrument up to play with the best possible playing action. From Steel: £175 Stainless: £235 (Slightly more if fingerboard has edge binding)
New machine heads, pick-ups, installing tremolo units, fingerboard nuts, active circuits, rewiring, new switches and pots etc. etc. From £40/hour (Let us quote you first)
If you fancy a custom colour, or your guitar has damaged paintwork, we can do a partial or a total refinishing job for you – in virtually any colour or type of paint! From £95 (Let us quote you first)
Locking tremolos are a pain in the proverbial. If yours does not stay in tune we will sort it so that it does! The system will be stripped down and examined, including the locking nut, any faulty parts replaced, reassembled and the action, intonation and truss rod set. From £75 + parts
If you fancy a custom colour, or your guitar has damaged paintwork, we can do a partial or a total refinishing job for you – in virtually any colour or type of paint! From £110 depending what you want (Let us quote you first)
we can undertake all kinds of electronic repairs and upgrades to your specification. Speaker replacement, etc
Wondering what to do with your old guitar and bass strings? wonder no more, send them to me for recycling
Clive Wayland started playing guitar over 40 years ago, playing in a pop group “Wild Flower” in the village where he lived. When Robbie Gladwell moved into the area, he switched to bass guitar, and they played together for a couple of years in local pubs and village halls. Over the years he has played in a variety of bands from rock to gospel and is now back playing bass guitar in a blues/rock 5 piece band called Roof Thieves based near Oxford.
Blessed with a DIY attitude inherited from his father, he learned to fix repairs on his own guitars, and has in recent years spent a lot of time with Robbie (aka Dr Robert) in his Guitar Surgery in Suffolk learning how to do it properly, as well as more serious repairs. He now has his own workshop in Westcott, Bucks, where he wastes many hours playing around as well! Get in touch
Here's what our clients had to say about us
Clive sorted out the action and electrics on both of my electric and acoustic guitars. Really quick and reliable - will definitely use again.
Tim P – 8/3/16
Clive did a great fret dress and nut adjustment on my guitar to bring the top E string into alignment.
Ron M – 3/6/16
My son dropped his guitar and the neck broke. It's now fixed and we are very happy.
Louise S – 8/6/16