Back in 2017 I had the opportunity to learn from legendary guitar technician and Roadie (Deptford) John Armitage how to professionally maintain and service Guitars. Since then I have created a business, which is dedicated to improving the quality and playability of guitars for musicians all over the country...
Whether you're a professional, beginner or a guitar enthusiast, a well setup guitar can make all the difference to improve your playing, performance and overall joy you have for the instrument.
Years of playing, wear and tear (or in some cases neglect), can cause your instrument to become uncomfortable to play.
You may feel that the action is too high or maybe you've noticed there's some annoying buzzing on some of the frets that was never there before, or even worse... you find that there's no sound coming from your guitar after you've plugged it into a amp!!
Whatever the issue is, having a service is the best way to get your guitar playing and sound as good as new!
My workshop is based in Musicbox Studios, UNIT 7, Tollgate Close, Cardiff, CF11 8TN. https://musicboxstudios.co.uk/
Any inquiries with regards to guitar setups, services and repairs, please contact me directly as this is a separate business.
IMPORTANT: Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Customers will be asked to remain outside the building and wait there until I am there to greet them. Please phone me on my mobile to let me know when you have arrived at the arranged time prior to the meeting and masks must be worn at all times.
"Dan is as meticulous and accurate as anybody I've ever worked with, his attention to detail is second to none"
"Daniel has setup and worked on many of the guitars in my studio. I highly recommend him, his attention to detail is fantastic and every guitar he works on is a pleasure to use in the studio"
"Daniel is the only guy we trust with our guitars in the Bastard Sons. We tour all over Europe with our equipment and his setups are always of the highest standards and with a quick turn around"
Service includes: adjustments to the truss rod and bridge, cleaning of the frets and fingerboard, restringing, nut filing, intonation, and electrical repair. Note:- Price excludes strings and parts.
Service includes: Fret leveling, crowning and polishing, adjustments to the truss rod and bridge, cleaning of the frets and fingerboard, restringing, nut filing, intonation, and electrical repair. Note:- Price excludes strings and parts.
Service includes: Removal of all frets on the fingerboard and installation of new fretwire, plus a full service. Note:- Fretwire is not included in the cost of the service and will be added to the overall price.
Service includes: Removal of certain frets that need replacing but not all frets on the fingerboard. Note:- Price is dependent on number of frets that need to be replaced.
Service includes: Installing new pickups into the body of the guitar, fitted to the customers desired wiring specifications. Note:- Price will vary depending on the number of pickups installed
Service includes: soldering, replacing of damaged or broken parts i.e. Potentiometers, switches, capacitors and wires. Note:- Price excludes all parts supplied.
Service includes: filing and shaping either a new nut made from bone to fit both acoustic and electric guitars, or filing and shaping of a bridge saddle from bone to fit exclusively an acoustic guitar bridge.
Service includes: Necks that have been broken from around the headstock will be glued back together and have splines put in place to give the neck joint to strengthen the neck and structural integrity. This will involve using a router and shaping the splines to fit the cavities in the neck. Full service included
Service includes: Removing the neck of an acoustic guitar from the body to chisel away wood from the heel of the neck joint. This will help straighten the angle of the neck and improve the playability of the guitar especially if the action is too high (or low) due to the wood warping. Full service included as well.
For further inquiries about repairs and services, don't hesitate get in touch!