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|Repairs & Refinishing|
At GJ’s Guitarswe offer a full and professional repair service. Restorations, repairs, set-ups, upgrades and adjustments to all kinds of guitar are undertaken on the premises by experienced luthiers. At GJ’s Guitars we offer expert advice and service, making your guitar sound and play like a dream. Please call us on 01903 744485 or e-mail email@example.com
At GJ’s guitars we now offer a strobe set up. We fully set your guitar up to our usual high standard. With the use of strobe technology, your guitar will have perfect intonation and pitch, making your guitar sing……. Phone John or Graham for further details…. 01903 744485
Set-Upfrom £35 + Strings
At GJ’s Guitars we can make all the necessary adjustments to ensure your guitar will play the best that it can. We often see customers who have had their guitar for a few years and are putting up with a high action.. poor intonation or worse. They are amazed at how much better their guitar plays after it’s set-up professionally.
Here is the list of some of the settings we adjust on your guitar as part of a general setup:
-Check for initial problems at book in
-Adjustment of Truss Rod for proper neck relief
-Set intonation compensation
-Set string arc (saddle height)
-Adjust action as required
-Set pickup height and string balance
-Redefine nut slots or shim and re-cut nut if required
-Clean and treat fingerboard
-Check all hardware for correct operation
-Tighten machine heads and pot/socket nuts
-Oil metal moving parts
-Lubricate pots and switches
-Tighten strap buttons
-Thorough play check
Fret Dressfrom £65
At GJ’s we use only the best quality American HARD fret wire in all our work. Whatever style of music you play and whatever type of guitar you own.. wear and tear is inevitable. Through time.. frets will wear as will the nut and saddle. One day you’ll pick up your guitar and notice that it just isn’t playing as well as it used to. It may be buzzing in places and you may have some dead spots on the neck...or a strange rattle or bad intonation. Badly worn frets can result in poor tone and intonation resulting in buzzing notes.. dead spots and fingerboard wear due to strings and fingernails gouging the fingerboard and more often than not.. your capo clamping the strings too tightly against the frets.
Pick-up fittingfrom £40 (fitting only)
Pick-ups are available to buy at additional cost from GJ’s Guitars.
A baffling range of pickup systems exist for acoustic instruments these days...
Modern systems can be far more accurate in the representation of your instrument’s "acoustic" sound. The latest innovation is multiple sensor systems such as a condenser mic combined with piezo element which can be blended together to give an accurate acoustic image of your guitars sound. But often with tricky fitting procedures.
Also it is not usually necessary to carve large holes in your beloved instrument. We have years of experience in this area and can help you achieve your goal.
Re-String£5 + Strings
Depending on how frequently you play, there’s nothing like the brightness and twang of a new set of strings to improve your sound and sustain. Most professionals change their strings every gig, while some brands of string can last for as long as six months of not-too-frequent playing.
But, make sure to re-string your guitar at least 24 hours before a gig to allow them to stretch and bed in.
Just bring your guitar in to the shop and we’ll fit the strings of your choice and while you wait the kettle is always on…
Refinishing - Refins
The finish on most modern mass-produced guitars is pretty tough. However, accidents happen and sometimes you need to fix that ding!
At GJ’s guitarswe can match most colours and will try our best to get the closest match to the original colour as possible. Age and wear and tear changes colours so spot repairs are hard to do (just like on cars) so remember that spot repairs will almost never be absolutely perfect. But, will serve take the eye away from the damage. Some colours such as black stand a much better chance of a good match.
Full refinish service
At GJ’s Guitarswe can offer a full guitar refinish service, using only nitrocellulose lacquers.
Prices depend on the guitar, the colours and the type of finish required, so please contact John or Graham for further details and to discuss your ideas.
A quick note!At GJ’s Guitarswe would never recommend that anyone refinish or even repair the finish on a vintage instrument unless it has been very badly damaged. Changing an original finish will harm the guitar’s value and the vintage market. Contact John or Graham if you are unsure... before having any work done!
Here are some of our finished guitars...
Please note these prices are listed as a guide, we need to see your guitar and discuss your requirements in order to give an accurate quotation.
GJ’s Guitar Emporium now offers FULL amplifier service – Valve or Solid State.
Repairs, Servicing, Customising and Upgrades all welcome!
Please call John on 01903 744485 for a price estimation, of course if you are still unsure, drop your amplifier over for an initial look and we can give you an idea of cost!
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