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Guitar Workshop

Fix, Setup, Customise

Our luthier of choice is Stuart Palmer, a well-known and respected luthier who works right next door to us.

Stuart services, repairs and restores all the stringed instrument family, not only guitars. Classical orchestral instruments are catered for together with Lutes, Mandolins and Banjos.

Stuart undertakes any of the following...

  • Guitar setup & restrings
  • Fret dressing
  • Refrets
  • Fitting pickups
  • Repairs (including broken headstocks)
  • Restoration
  • Custom builds

Stuart has worked for John Squire (Stone Roses, Seahorses) and Martin Simpson, to name a few. He will put your headstock back on to a standard of which you wont believe you broke it in the first place. He can coil-tap, re-wire, setup, dice and slice.

For help, advice, estimates, quotations etc. contact Stuart giving as much information as you can about your instrument. You can attach photographs to emails to show more detailed information. If after initial contact you require a price for work, Stuart will give you an estimate for the job. A quotation will only be given on inspection of the instrument.

Please remember Stuart is always busy. He will always try to help artists with urgent problems, but it does take time to do the job right, especially when using traditional glues and finishes.

Contact Stuart to discuss your guitar requirements.

Please note that Stuart works on GUITARS ONLY - see below for all other equipment.

Tel:  01302 369999 (Mon-Sat 10.00am - 17.00pm)
Email: Send Stuart an email.

For more detailed information and idea of pricing you can also visit Stuart's own website at

Other Equipment Servicing & Repairs

If it's broken we can fix it!

We have Mike taking care of the electrical side of things, keeping many a touring band on the road.

We also offer a bespoke lead service where our engineers will make up any lead to any specification however long or short.

We fix

  • Vintage valve amps and equipment
  • Power amplifiers
  • Mixers
  • Effects units and processors
  • Speakers and monitors
  • Reconing speakers
  • Monitor systems
  • Keyboards
  • Synths and sound modules
  • Lighting controllers
  • Radio mics
  • Wired mics
  • Crossover units
  • Sound reinforcement equipment
  • Turntables
  • Disco lighting
  • Smoke machines

PLEASE NOTE: We are NO LONGER able to look at:

  • DAT / CD / Karaoke players

Your next step

Feel free to bring your equipment through and book it in for a repair or service. If this is not possible, please call us as we may still be able to help. Please be specific about the exact nature of any problems.

Tel:  01302 369999 (Mon-Sat 10.00am - 17.00pm)
Email: Send our repair department an email.


I thought I'd write you a quick note to thank you so much for the guitar work you did on my guitar last year.
You may remember doing a compound radius/refret on a tobacco sunburst Fender '57 Strat reissue. I hope you do.

This will probably sound like bullshit, but in thirty years of owning many a guitar, I have never known one with such a quality set-up.
So I have to compliment you on your craftsmanship. Also the guitar has remained in constant tune ever since I had it back from you.
This is amazing!
- Pete, Cardiff

Yes its true. Stuart Palmer is the best guitar repairer in the UK for sure. Just fitted a Highlander to my Collings OM... He also did my 001, Gibson SJ45 and Taylor GA RS... Not only is he good, but he is efficient doing what he says, when he says it. Excellent - Simon  Facebook post


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