Professional Guitar and Fretted Instrument Repairs
My history in guitar repair started at age 14 when I got my very first Korean made plywood electric guitar. That guitar sure looked good enough for me to buy at the time, however as I began jamming with other guitarists I noticed how thick the neck on my guitar was compared to other guitars. That started me thinking - maybe I could sand a bit off this neck and make it fit my hand better. So I did. I also changed the colour of the guitar and customized the body and headstock. Over the years I bought better guitars, but always had to pull them apart and see if I could improve them. Later on I started playiing bass guitar as bass guitarists were always in short supply. Here is a photo of me in action circa 1975. I started playing in bands in Darwin - mostly three piece bands with a singer. We played cover versions ranging from Black Sabbath to versions of Tom Jones songs at many and varied venues. We had problems in those days - booked as a band three nights a week we had no transport, so most of the time we had to carry the gear on our shoulders to gigs and rehearsal, taking multiple trips to get the gear there. I started playing guitar, bass and drums in 1974 and carried on mainly playing bass in working bands for the next 25 years. In those days if you wanted your guitar fixed you had to do it yourself, so I did. I moved from Darwin in 1976 to sunny Queensland and continued writing songs, singing, playing guitar, bass and drums while doing various day jobs until starting my apprenticeship doing in metal fabrication in an engineering works in 1977. After completing my apprenticeship in 1981, I worked at different day jobs to support my music gear habit and to keep me playing at nights. I started doing guitar repairs for friends and other band members until a friend asked if I would do repairs for the local music shop. I started doing guitar repairs as a full time business in 1989. We got Fender Australia authorization to do warranty repairs in 1993. We hold warranty repair authorization for many guitar brands - Fender, Ibanez, Jackson, Martin, Maton, Gretsch, Guild and Ovation. We get asked if we build guitars. Yes we do, as well as make custom parts, custom bodies and necks - through to restoration, rebuilds as well as general repairs. We strive for customer satisfaction and a reasonable turn around time on repairs. Most parts are on hand or readily available and our workmanship is guaranteed. Please don't hesitate to call or email for a quote.
Please ring, email or call in to discuss your guitar repair needs. Business hours Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
This pile of old frets is the many re-fret  jobs done by us over the years.    So far we have  8.3 kg of old frets.  How many re-frets do you think that might be? AUTHORISED REPAIRER  FENDER CHARVEL MATON IBANEZ JACKSON GRETSCH GUILD OVATION Young Mick in Darwin 1970's The Team Mick
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